The Hair Tales

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  • TV-14
  • 2022
  • 1 Season
  • 7.1  (156)

The Hair Tales is a captivating and empowering series that celebrates the power and beauty of black hair. Produced by Hulu, this show is designed to showcase the journey of black women and their hair. The producers of the show have brought together three of the most talented black women of our time - Chloe Bailey, Issa Rae, and Marsai Martin - to host and narrate different episodes of the series. Each episode will have a new guest star who will share their personal hair journey and their relationship with their hair.

Viewers will get to see a very personal and candid side of the guest stars, as they open up about their childhood, relationships, and how their hair has shaped their identity. The show is intended to provide a platform for black women to express themselves and to pridefully share their hair journeys, from the challenges they faced to the euphoria they felt when their hair came together in a specific style.

The Hair Tales is not just about the hair of the black women. It’s about inspiring all women to embrace their authentic beauty and to appreciate the differences in each other's hair. Viewers will get a glimpse of how black women use their hair as a cultural and historical symbol that has been passed from generation to generation, as well as how black women have seen their hair transition and even become a key element in their culture and identity.

This series also includes insights from black hair experts who provide viewers with styling techniques, product recommendations, and advice for managing different types of hair. This show teaches not only about hair care products and styling, but also about the cultural and historical significance of black hair both in the wider Black community, and in the world at large.

As well as entertaining and includes a depth of emotions such as joy, happiness, pain, and struggles, this show is essential viewing for anybody who wants to understand more about black culture and black women's experiences. The guest stars bringing their journeys and melting their personal stories of racial oppression and triumphs with elaborate hairstyles, to include the famous 4C curls or loose waves, represents the power of the show to unite, to uplift and empower.

In essence, The Hair Tales was created to capture both the complexities and the joys of black hair. The episodes incorporate real and raw stories showcasing the many ways that black hair can change, go natural, straighten, color, extend or be styled in innovative and glorious ways just to reveal a true masterpiece. Moreover, the show features wigs, hair extensions, and braids, as well as stories about hair disasters, moments of triumph, or everyday routines. While this highlights the diversity within black hair types and styles, it mirrors the fact that the subject about the hair can be a sensitive and emotional topic for women—however, with the show’s brave and inspiration, it urges one to appreciate their hair and also encourages non-black viewers to understand the complexity of the black hair journey.

In conclusion, The Hair Tales is packed with powerful messages that envelop inclusion, diversity, and supporting everyone in finding a genuine appreciation for their cultural heritage and its significance. The show celebrates the uniqueness of black hair and its intricate details, inviting viewers on an emotional journey that touches on intimacy, humor, and struggles ultimately ending in acts of self-love, respect, and empowerment. The show is for anyone who wishes to expand their knowledge and gain a deeper understanding of the beauty and valor of black women and their hair.

The Hair Tales is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on October 22, 2022.

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November 5, 2022
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November 5, 2022
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October 29, 2022
When the others count us out, we show out. Being CHIKA is a revolutionary act. She cut trauma out of her hair, and stepped into herself as an artistic alchemist. We unpack the unregulated madness of perms, bra strap level goals and the art of Black hair.
Ayanna Pressley | Embodied Liberation
3. Ayanna Pressley | Embodied Liberation
October 29, 2022
Freedom ain't free – nor is maintaining our hair or humanity. Ayanna Pressley puts her ambition, betrayal, loss and beauty on the table. In this episode, we unpack how the hair salon is the Black women's country club and the politics of hair.
Issa Rae I Powerful Versatility
2. Issa Rae I Powerful Versatility
October 22, 2022
Black hairs' ability to shapeshift often mystifies others, but Issa Rae reveals its super power. Her big chop uncovered that awkward is pretty awesome. We also unpack the miseducation of black hair terms from nappy to peasy and the rough road to "smooth."
Oprah Winfrey | Beyond A Wild Dream
1. Oprah Winfrey | Beyond A Wild Dream
October 22, 2022
Born with a thick head of hair and a "desire to inspire," Oprah always understood the impact of Black hair. Modeling a life of purpose, she's a North Star. We unpack the big business of hair, respectability politics and the vibe of a fresh press.
Where to Watch The Hair Tales
The Hair Tales is available for streaming on the Hulu website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Hair Tales on demand at Hulu and OWN.
  • Premiere Date
    October 22, 2022
  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (156)