The Today Show Beauty Expert Jacks up Black Model’s Hair

The title of this post says it all. TODAY Show Beauty Expert, Deepica Mutyala, was convinced she could show viewers that anyone can style her hair in a cute summer do in under a minute. She tried it with one black model, and, well….see for yourself:

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Well Hello! My name is Lisa and you've stumbled upon my own little corner of the world. I'm a lipstick-loving, high heel junkie, mom, and wife. When I'm not here bringing you the latest in beauty, fashion, hot topics, and bits and pieces of my life with my family, you can find me over on youtube swatching lipsticks and sharing my latest natural hairstyles. Make sure you also follow me on Instagram and Snapchat under my brand name Lisa A La Mode. I'm a real person. I promise.

34 Comments
  1. Even Savannah knew that sister’s hairstyle BOMBED, “It helps to be gorgeous!”??? Muahahaaaa! I am laughing that wanna-be stylist to the ground. ‘Bye, Felicia!

    She lacks well-timed skill. Maybe her results would’ve been better IF she had not time!

    (Tryin’ REAL HARD not to take offence). This is the result of thinking a Black woman is THAT EASY to handle.

  2. Horrible job, absolutely horrible. I don’t know why a trial run wasn’t done ahead of time. Not excuses for Today or so called beauty expert Deepa Mutyala.

  3. ok no…she jacked all of them up…the blonde was the most decent…how the hell do you get a job like that lol i can do better than that and I have no training lol

    1. Terrible job unfortunately they don’t understand our hair the black sister needed a nice fat French twist in the back with three large hair-pins and the the left over wrap in a bun. The front of her hair need a butter or cantu twist and lock and just finger play with her hair to loosen her curls bang. There was too much hair on the sides she could of tuck all of that in the French twist twist the sides them blend it with the rest of the French bun. There you go a sexy hairstyle for work or play.

  4. I watched the video online, but I couldn’t see the way her hair look before the hair stylist changed it. By looking at your before and after pic its clear that hair hair looked better before! 🙂

  5. I wouldn’t say she jacked up her hair. Doing shows like those, time is against you. The hairstylist should have been a little more prepared for something like this. Thats wasnt a total makeover. She could have undone some of those twist, pull some of the hair to the side, and not fluff the hair so much.

    Nadia Vassell
    Nadia Vassell Salon

  6. Highly unprofessional this woman had absolutely know idea of she were doing. If anything it was highly insulting. Never ever should she be hired to give advice of any type.
    That was an complete mess!

  7. That was a absolute embarrassment to the so call beauty expert and the show not to mention the poor model! She just wrecked her reputation as a stylist. Someone please send her back for more training😂 I wonder if she even apologized for the hot mess she made!

    Oh well life goes on. TLC

  8. To be fair, all three styles looked horrible! lmaoooo

    But yeah, this one was the worst. One of the funnier fails as of late.

  9. As a Black woman, she ( the stylist) should have know n better when dealing with black hair.

    Summizing how sharp the Black model appeared to be, she would have never stepped out into public looking that way; Summer or NOT! I would be humiliated if that was done to me on National television!

  10. Horrible job.. She could have added a nice hair pin or a fashionable headband, she literally messed that nice lady’s hair up. She’s no hair expert she’s a trail and error.

  11. You want to know what I am thinking get of this sh*the video? It is crap! The “stylist” ,…I know she called herself a stylist but she is nothing, could use a invisibobble instead of using a rubber band, which damaged the hair as she did already. She should breathe more air instead of hairspray. So she will know that she had more than 15 seconds left to create a better hairstyle than what she did. It is embarrassing to call that one minute hairstyles!!!

  12. ALL of the styles were terrible. She was coming in WELL under her minute mark, but NONE of those women would’ve gone out like that. The first girl — she couldn’t even start with a neat ponytail. The black girl — as soon as she said “side pony” and touched her hair it was clear she was clueless. The blonde, that hairstyle was cute enough but I know from experience it needed more than 2 Bobby pins or else it would fall out within an hour. Why not end it in a low, behind the ear pony? And the gel she rubbed through her own hair? Really?

  13. That was a hot, hot mess! The Today show doesn’t need to hire her back. She needs to be FIRED. LAID OFF. NEVER TO BE SEEN AGAIN!!!

  14. She just such have not touch her hair. What a hair don’t she was to rough and she really jacked up her hair. The hair look beautiful before her crazy Ass touched it.

  15. First of all, YOU ARE AN ABSOLUTE BOMBSHELL BEAUTY! That’s not a come on either. I’m just tellin it like it is girl! U are gorgeous!!! It’s even easier to say that b/c I agreed w/ absolutely everything u said.
    Secondly, i agreed w/ everything u said, lol! From who’s fault it was to others learning our culture, to who’s actually wearing that hairstyle or ANY of those styles for that matter.
    Thirdly, Deepica should’ve been a licensed cosmetologist (which she is not) b4 she even thought about touching Malia’s hair. It’s obvious that our love clouds do not just fall or move w/ simplicity & ease like the other models. And if Malia said they practiced that style than Malia’s the fool. B/c what aired, looked like it had never been “PRACTICED”.
    I also agree w/ u when u spoke about inclusivity. We (blacks) can’t desire that “opportunity” so bad that we lower our standards to be included. A close friend of mine taught me this, blacks will LOSE as long as we look good doing it, but white ppl will look a damn fool as long as they WIN. In other words, as long as Malia got on the show (even though she ended lookin a mess) and LOST that’s all that mattered to her. She was just cotton pickin happy she got on the show (and LOST). But i guess in this case they all lost b/c they all looked like “who shot sheira & why”. But my point is we settle just to be able to say we were there or we were in it or we had something to do w/ it. SIKE YA MIND, MAKE YA BOOTY SHINE! Don’t sign me up for that crap! Had we practiced that b4 airing we would’ve had to have gotten that right b4 i would’ve felt comfortable to be on natl tv. Like u said, did she say anything to Deepica? I mean really?

    I also totally agree, w/ all the shade we’ve been throwing on Deepica, it’s disrespectful. Even though she disrespected Malia & her hair that doesn’t render us the right to be so hurtful verbally to her. After all, it is just hair y’all. But! I get it. B/c my love cloud is everything to me. I still have so much to add. But i won’t. I’ll just say, that I’m totally subscribing to ur channel & becoming a fan to support u in anyway i can. I am all for u. I love ur style & BUT MORE THAN THAT, I AGREE W/ UR THOUGHTS. Ur words mean something to me. They have substance. And they are real, not disguised. That’s real. We need more you’s.
    Misha-houston tx

  16. I have never worked in official HR but I have known from early on that Caucasians ALWAYS counter offer the initial salary compensation suggested by a potential employer. As soon as I had my degree at 27 years of age I began to do the same when applying for new opportunities. Realizing my worth and negotiating for more compensation than what was previously offered to me when I was a a non-degreed applicant. To my shock, disappointment and frustration, my not immediately accepting the first offer (as I had always done prior to earning my degree) did NOT go over well. Only one potential employer was impressed with my audacity to counter offer/negotiate. Employers also seemed put off by my interest in wanting to grow with their company and discuss growth opportunities and my interest in career progression. They wanted me to accept whatever they were offering outright and come to the position and stay in the role as long as they wanted me in that role. No questions. No negotiations. The reality hit me like cold water in the face. I still believe that we have the right to ask for what our skillet and experience and talents are worth. Caucasian applicants are expected to counter offer and negotiate but I think we are viewed as “uppity” and difficult when we do so.

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