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Supreme: A short history of Diana Ross’ hair.

Throughout the 1960s, the Supremes topped the charts with a barrage of hits, from “Baby Love” to “My World is Empty Without You” to “I Hear a Symphony.”

They also dazzled audiences with their head-to-toe style. Motown Records’ premiere girl group didn’t have the  hundred-thousand-dollar glam squads today’s stars have up their sleeves, but Diana Ross, Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard made do. They relied on curling irons and jars of hair goo, along with an extensive wig collection. If their shoes were a different color than their fleet of slinky evening gowns, they would dye them to match.

  • Words:
    Pamela K. Johnson

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