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Oprah's Hair Through the Years
Oprah at 2 years old
1956
At 2 years old, Oprah says she's not the only one who had this hairstyle. "Every black woman of a certain age will notice this. Notice the bangs aren't really cut?" she says. "They're rolled and tucked because in our generation, my grandmother would say, 'Your hair is your crowning glory.' You were never allowed to cut your hair. So I wanted the bangs like the little white girls had. But you couldn't have the bangs, so they would roll up your hair and then pin it so you could have a pretend bang. So that's a pretend, fake bang. That's why I look so sad."