We’re throwing back the rest of May and getting #hairspiration from our favorite 90s/00s pop and R&B princesses.
by Un’ruly Contributor Ellen Haile
“Doo Wop (That Thing)” the first single off The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1998. In the song, Hill warns men and women away from people who are only after “that thing,” whether it’s money, sex, fame, or… you get the idea.
In the video we get not one version of Lauryn, but two! “Doo-wop” 60s era Lauryn is styled in a swooped poofed-up hair cut and a zebra-striped dress. Her high hair maybe of that time, but a dramatic face-framing swoop can easily be rocked now. Meanwhile 90s Lauryn is timeless in thick layered locks that can be and is still worn to this day.
Apart from her very direct yet essential message, Hill was lauded for creatively spotlighting the then growing neo soul movement.