Solange is constantly pushing artistic boundaries with her music — and with her hair. The “Cranes in the Sky” singer, 31, covers the Evening Standard Magazine latest issue, and while she looks beautiful as always, her hairstyle has been blatantly photoshopped with a disturbing alteration.
Solange wore a towering, Orion-inspired ‘do on photoshoot day. Hairstylists Vernon Francois and Joanne Petit-Frére created the look completely from her bleach blonde braids. Despite the statement-making style, the mag cover shows no such trace of anything above Solange’s scalp. Instead, the image has been retouched so that she appears to be wearing simple braids which — although beautiful in their own right — are only the first layer of the overall look.
Beyonce’s younger sister posted the un-retouched image on Instagram with the caption, “dtmh @eveningstandardmagazine,” a reference to her song, “Don’t Touch My Hair.”
Solange has since posted three photos from the shoot where the entire hairstyle is fully visible. The mag did include these images in the inside spread, but Solange and her fans are still disappointed in the decision to cut off the original look. One fan noted that the decision to remove it was culturally insensitive, saying “@eveningstandardmagazine You can’t just crop away people’s culture just because YOU can’t appreciate it. #WeAreHere and you need to address this because it’s HIGHLY offensive. #toomuchmagicforyou?”
The Evening Standard Magazine has not commented on their decision to remove a look that Solange calls an “art form” from the cover.
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