Here's a little-known fact: More than 65 percent of the population has curly hair, yet curl prejudice and ignorance runs rampant through our society. Straight-haired actresses often get the lead roles, portraying the professionals and the elite, whereas their curly-haired counterparts are given minor parts at best.
But that's all changing, with more and more celebrities flaunting their curls. And we're talking the A-List here, with the likes of Beyonce Knowles, Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Alba.
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Also aboard the curly train is Disney, which introduced its first curly-haired princess with the 2009 release of The Princess and the Frog. Meet Tiana, a "smart, tough and determined" waitress from New Orleans who "can hold down three jobs and still have time to dream."
Like it or not, Disney plays a great role in society and especially in little girls' perceptions of what's pretty, which in turn reflects on how they see themselves. Curly-haired Tiana has been a great addition to the Disney Princess line, and we hope they give her some curly-haired friends soon.