Only three significant hair transformations. That doesn’t sound abnormal. Only three major style changes in a 22-year mega music career. Bananas. But Shakira has always been a little Waka Waka. She writes her own sings, she sings and she dances … no she seduces. All since the age of 13, with the exception of seducing. The start of that is debatable.
From her Lebanese raven tresses, to blonde Amazon ambition to the now sleek platinum bob, her hair was always secondary to those hips. Oh, those hips. Those hips that sent women in a frenzy for belly dancing classes. Those hips that put to shame the b girls at the MTV Music Awards. Those Hips Don’t Lie and “would make a man want to speak Spanish.” And Wycelf definitely habla espanol.
Undulating pelvis aside, for some fans the Lady Godiva phase seemed infinite. It was La Tortura of their fanaticism. Hoping, instead, for a return to her Middle Eastern roots. Alas, Shakira is full of surprises and untameable. Rather than dark, she has shorn her locks in favor of a Nicole Richie bob (but we won’t hold it against her). Para siempre, this Latin She Wolf will always be our Addiction. “Aaaa – ooo!”