Janelle Monae Has a Name for Her Signature Updo and It’s Not Pompadour

October 5, 2015

Make no mistakes about Janelle Monae’s signature hairstyle. While it may look like a vintage pompadour, it is not, says Monae. In contrast, her updo is exactly who she is, “The Monae.”

“My signature hairstyle is called ‘The Monáe,'” she told the Huffington Post in an exclusive interview. “It’s pinned and twisted much differently than a pompadour, which I love as well.”

Well, there you have it. ‘The Monae.” And she claims it well.