Musician/actress/feminist goddess/goddamn icon Janelle Monáe has been making the press rounds lately to promote her new film, "Hidden Figures." And during her multiple NBC appearances on Tuesday ("Today," "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon"), she showed up wearing a gorgeous fuchsia lip color, sharp AF cat eyes and — wait for it — double buns with ACTUAL GOOGLY EYES ALL OVER THEM!!!!!!!
Monáe paired this unexpected hairstyle with a similarly themed black-and-white polka dot faux-fur Kate Spade coat. (This is it, for the record.) The combo is truly magical.
Nikki Nelms, the hairstylist behind the look, has proven to be a visionary in the field (she's also recently helped to create some major hair moments for Solange and Zoe Kravitz). It's impossible to look at this entire hair situation without immediately feeling at least a tiny hint of childlike wonder and glee. I mean...
Monáe has always been committed to her unique personal style, cultivating an aesthetic that's equal parts edgy, quirky, fun and elegant. And we love her for it. So while we won't be rushing out to our nearest Michaels to scoop up our own pack of googly eyes to add to our hair accessories arsenal anytime soon, we are absolutely on board with her version of this EYE-catching (see what EYE did there?????) look.
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