Top 5 Most Controversial Advertisements with Natural Hair Models/Actors

So…you knew this was coming. Now that I’ve showcased the best advertisements, I have to focus on the most controversial ads.

 5 Buzzworthy Advertisements with Natural Hair Models/Actors

5. Newport Pleasure

Essence June, July, August, September 2011 Issues

4. Zappos “More than shoes” –

Cosmopolitan July 2011 Issue

3. TSA Hair Search #1

CNN, July  2011

2. TSA Hair Search #2

CNN, September 2011

and the #1 controversial advertisement/article featuring a woman (or man) with natural hair is…..

1. Nivea, Re-Civilize Yourself

These advertisements were selected for a few reasons.

  • They (Nivea, Zappos, and Newport) sparked conversation and dialogue about marketing strategies to blacks and women.
  • Conversations about natural hair were happening in the mainstream media, and people were voicing their opinions on whether or not touching/searching someone’s hair was appropriate.
  • What’s in your Top 5?

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