India. Arie’s “I Am Not My Hair” certainly wasn’t the tune record executive/musician L.A. Reid was singing on recent visit to The Real.
In an effort to promote his new book “My Story of Making Music, Finding Magic, and Searching for Who’s Next,” which chronicles his 25 years in the music industry and all the battles and triumphs he spoke with the ladies about grooming artists like Toni Braxton, Mariah Carey, Ciara and Rihanna into stars and much more.
When co-host Tamara Mowry-Housley asked Reid what were the most important things that go into a pop stars image, he answered, “talent, personality, and the big thing is hair.”
“You got to have the hair [right]. I’m looking at the hair the minute you walk in. The hair is as important as the chorus of the song. We make choruses so people will sing along. You do the hair so people will imitate it. So if the hair is not right you miss half the battle.”
While we know a well groomed and on point mane can boost both your mood and confidence, is it really that big of a factor of making or breaking your career as a successful artist in today’s music industry?