The Today show beauty makeover debacle came full circle when beauty expert Deepica Mutyala reunited with the model whose hair she destroyed on live television.
Mutyala, a beauty blogger, appeared on the Today show last week for a segment about quick hair styles for summer. She attempted to create hairstyles for three models in under a minute.
None of the styles looked great (Mutyala is not a hair stylist by trade) but Malyia McNaughton, a model with natural, got the worst — a high ponytail with bangs that turned ended up looking like a bird’s nest.
Since it all happened on live television, social media went bananas, blasting Mutyala and the Today show for the bad styling segment.
Mutyala later issued a written apology and said she planned to right the wrong.
On Wednesday, she released a video featuring McNaughton (with a proper hairstyle) and three natural hair bloggers — Akilah Hughes, Kamie Crawford, and Tiarra Monet.
The ladies chatted in the hair salon owned by Monet while trading tips on products and styling techniques for natural hair.
In a wink to the whole wretched mess, McNaughton and the crew took the opportunity to take Mutyala’s hair from nice to nasty in seconds. Take a look:
By the look of most comments, viewers feel Mutyala handled the whole thing with class by turning a disaster into a learning experience.