We stopped women on the street in Chicago to learn how their hair makes a statement.
“I think I make a bold statement every day by wearing my hair naturally curly and not straightening it.”
- Jessica V.
“My hair is one of my most recognizable features. It gives me the confidence to be myself.”
- Lillian R.
“My hair matches my mood. I start my days with it down, polished just enough to give me a fresh boost. At work, I pull it into an efficient pony tail, and at the gym, I wrap it into a no-nonsense bun. Once it's finally time to unwind, I unwrap my bun and let my accomplished, wavy hair do the rest of the talking.”
- Cait D.
“If my hair feels and looks good, it reflects in my mood.”
“My hair helps me be genuine yet confident in whatever I'm doing. Whether that's a presentation at work or going out on a date with a new guy, my hair helps me convey qualities about myself to others.”
- Allie H.
“Every hairstyle says something: slicked back low pony gives me a sleek assassin look, but a picked out curly fro gives me natural African queen vibes.”
- Bridget B.
“I wear a lot of black and wanted to bring some color into my style so I figured by hair was the best place to do that!”
- Jacquie P.
“First impressions are everything, so the way I wear my hair must definitely make a statement.”
- Julia P.
“I think with my hair being purple makes me pretty bold, unapologetic, creative and/or rebellious. A lot of people have been coming up to me saying the purple suits me and I agree.”
- Katy G.
“I try to make hair time with my daughter special every time, because I want her to grow up to love her beautiful bouncy curls.”
- Marissa B.
“My hair reminds me that I can change daily, and change back — nothing is set in stone.”
- Meghan V.
“I feel more confident when I lighten my hair. … I find that highlighting my naturally dark blonde works makes me look brighter overall and that gives me confidence.”
- Rachelle M.
“My hair has made me really dig into things like my sexuality, identity and femininity. Sometimes I think my hair is cooler than I am.”
- Sydne L.
“As an artist in a tough, competitive market, I like that I have hair that people can recognize, like if I'm featured in a local magazine or an art exhibit. My hair has become a part of my identity, my trademark.”
- Tracee B.