In addition to knowing them for their beautiful singing voices, artistic performances and innovative music, Chloe and Halle Bailey are known for their locs. The 22 and 20-year-old duo have been wearing their hair in the style since they were about three and four years old. To excel in the music industry with locs nowadays is a pretty big deal, and the sisters stand out in the look.
“It’s really all we know,” Chloe said alongside her sister in an interview with Tina Knowles-Lawson recently. “What I love about it is that we’ve grown up knowing that we are beautiful in whichever form we come. We were never really attached to our hair.”
“Even in elementary school, we never picked up on how it was different,” she added. “We just were like, ‘This is us. This is me.'”
It wasn’t until the girls started going on auditions for acting roles around the ages of eight and six that the reception concerning their natural hair became a bit icy. They were lauded for their talent but were told the hair was going to be an issue.
“We would go on auditions for these different roles and so a lot of the feedback it would be, ‘Oh we like you guys but we don’t want to see the locs,'” Chloe said. “So the solution was to you know, get a wig to go on these auditions with.”
Unfortunately, the wigs were puffy and didn’t fit well on their heads, but they tried to make it work.
“We got played okay!” Halle said. “Some lady put Troll wigs on us. “She was telling us it was the right hair. ‘This is what everybody wears. This is the real deal.’ We look back at the pictures? We looked like Trolls.”
They eventually gave the wigged out look a break, to the relief of everyone, including, surprisingly, their classmates.
“It was so big for our heads,” Chloe said. “I remember we had school orientation the day I had the wig on. Everyone was like, ‘Chloe your hair!’ I said, ‘Yes, I combed out my locs. This is what I look like.’ Then the next week I came back for the actual first day of school and they said, ‘Oh, your hair is back!’ I said, ‘Yeah I missed it so I brought it back. Magic!'”
While the locs weren’t necessarily embraced when they were going out for certain roles, they didn’t keep Halle from nabbing the starring role as Ariel in the upcoming Little Mermaid live action Disney film. And nowadays, we can’t imagine the girls without the look. Hit the flip for photos of the beauties rocking their lovely locs over the years.
LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 13: Actress Chloe Bailey (L) poses with sister, actress Halle Bailey on the red carpet at the premiere of “Meet The Browns” at the Cinerama Dome theater on March 13, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
The girls rocked their locs confidently at a Radio Disney concert in Hollywood back in 2012.
RADIO DISNEY – “N.B.T.” – Radio Disney kicks off season five of “N.B.T.” (Next BIG Thing) with a concert featuring R5, Coco Jones, Shealeigh and all season five artists. Hosted by Radio Disney “N.B.T.” host Jake Whetter, and part of the “N.B.T.” concert tour powered by Invisalign Teen, the performances took place at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, CA on Saturday, October 13. (Photo by Rick Rowell/Disney Channel via Getty Images) HALLE BAILEY, CHLOE BAILEY
Their locs were in casual but cute curls for this Radio Disney Music Awards show in 2016,
DISNEY CHANNEL PRESENTS THE RADIO DISNEY MUSIC AWARDS – Entertainment’s brightest young stars turned out for the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards (RDMA), music’s biggest event for families, at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Saturday, April 30. “Disney Channel Presents the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards” airs Sunday, May 1 (7:00 p.m. EDT). (Image Group LA /Disney Channel) CHLOE AND HALLE BAILEY
The ladies played with accessories at the VMAs in 2016, both on their hair and on their faces.
NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 28: Chloe Bailey (L) and Halle Bailey attend the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
The ladies showed out on stage at the Grammys last year, and their hair stood out, too in ornate buns.
Chloe and Halle Bailey of R&B duo Chloe x Halle perform onstage during the 61st Annual Grammy Awards on February 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)
Length check! Still making a name for themselves, the beauties stepped out for the BET Awards in 2016, letting their pretty brown locs hang, They also matched in these chic ensembles, per the usual.
Chloe Bailey and Halle Bailey attend the 2016 BET awards at Microsoft Theater on June 26, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.
The singing duo went for a chic and colorful but bohemian look with their outfits, as well as their hair, at the NAACP Image Awards dinner in 2017.
PASADENA, CA – FEBRUARY 10: R&B duo Chloe x Halle attend the 48th NAACP Image Awards Non-Televised Awards Dinner at the Pasadena Convention Center on February 10, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Greg Doherty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
While Chloe went for a curly updo with rings in her hair, Halle left her locs bone straight with very minimal hair accessories for the 2017 BET Awards.
LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 25: Chloe Bailey and Halle Bailey of Chloe X Halle attend the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
Bantu knots and chunky braids were the move for the ladies’ locs at the Black Panther premiere in Hollywood in 2018. They reminded everyone just how versatile locs can be if you’re willing to take the time to get creative.
HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Chloe Bailey and Halle Bailey attend the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s “Black Panther” – Arrivals on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
We love everything about this look on both ladies, but especially the chic twisted half up, half down style on Halle, and the double buns/puffs on Chloe.
LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 09: Actresses Halle Bailey (L) and Chloe Bailey attend the premiere of Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm’s ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ at The Shrine Auditorium on December 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)