It was announced this week that Blue Ivy Carter, Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s daughter, will narrate the audiobook version of Matthew A. Cherry’s Oscar-winning short film of the same name. A book from the film was released last May, and an animated TV show is coming from HBO Max to be called “Young Love,” featuring characters from Cherry’s original story. Now that this Blue Ivy Carter connection has been announced, there seems to be even more love for “Hair Love.”
There is a lot of self-pride and the overcoming of adversity in Cherry’s original story, based around an African American dad attempting to style his daughter’s hair for the first time. The little girl’s mom, we find out later, has been sick and from her illness has had her hair shorn, so she’s bald (a poignant, perfect reveal at the end of the short film). Through some fun moments of the daughter’s afro attacking her dad when he first tries to tame it, the pair take to the mom’s hair vlog for help as she informs them, “All it takes is some patience and a willingness to get started.”
Words we live by in hair replacement.
People don’t just wake up one day and decide to come into our Paramus, N.J. salon. Hair thinning and balding creep into one’s life gradually, setting upon many people in such an insidious way that they no longer love their hair, their look, or even going out anymore. It’s our job to get people back to loving what they see in the mirror every day. We rely on our new client’s willingness to get started and then help them, through the patience, we’ll both bring to bear in hair replacement consultations, to find their best hair replacement solution.
Not just Blue Ivy Carter is spreading the hair love.