Curlies everywhere have had enough of Patti Stanger and her anti-curl attitude. This season, the star of Bravo’s TV series “The Millionaire Matchmaker” continues her theme that women need to straighten their curls to land a millionaire.
Stanger was quoted in Sunday’s New York Times as saying, “ ‘Today’s going to be tough love with her,’ Stanger said (about a client”>. ‘She needs to straighten her hair, for one. She can’t get arrested with her rat’s nest.’
“When the client arrived, she perched on one of the…chairs to wait while Ms. Stanger gave a phone interview. Dressed in flared jeans and brown wedge shoes, the client projected a ’70s vibe, enhanced by her hair, a mass of wild dirty-blond curls, and undermined by her French-manicured toenails. After a testy exchange about her hair — ‘Is it working for you, the curly hair?’ Ms. Stanger queried.”
We could not disagree more. Stanger’s attitude goes against everything we at NaturallyCurly, as well as the curly community as a whole, have worked so hard to change. Stanger appears to be living in a time warp where only one standard of beauty exists: the Barbie Doll. In today’s multicultural world, women are celebrated for their own unique beauty—whether it be straight, wavy or super kinky. Just look at stars like Beyonce, Shakira and Annalynn McCord.