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Friday December 02, 2022

Here's why Mel B refused to straighten her natural curls during ‘Wannabe’ shoot

Earlier this summer, Mel dropped a major hint that the girls were set to reunite amid the 25th anniversary of Wannabe

By Web Desk
October 02, 2022

Mel B loves her individual style sense.

The former Spice Girls member, who has also been a staunch supporter of women's rights, spoke with The Sunday Times Style where she revealed that she refused to straighten her natural curls on the video shoot for Wannabe as she wanted to embrace 'who she was.

The singer, 47, claimed a stylist on the 1996 set wanted her to add heat to her afro hair, which would have suppressed her Caribbean heritage and 'individual style'.

'The stylist on the Wannabe shoot asked me to straighten it, but I said no.

My hair is part of me. If I change my hair, I change who I am.'

Speaking about the unique image of each bandmate, she added: 'We didn't want to dress like each other. We came to the group with our individual sense of style.'

Mel, along with Geri Horner, Emma Bunton, Melanie C, and Victoria Beckham, saw the pop track catapult the group to global stardom upon its release.

Last month, it was revealed that the Spice Girls were on the verge of an astonishing comeback deal – to headline Glastonbury.

A source said: ‘The negotiations are ongoing but they have reached a stage where things are really looking likely, with or without Victoria.

'The Spice Girls are not a band to typically perform at Glastonbury but they are legendary and it will be so much fun.’

Earlier this summer, Mel dropped a major hint that the girls were set to reunite amid the 25th anniversary of Wannabe.

As well as joining the band in celebrating the anniversary of their first song, she also fuelled speculation that they were to take to the stage once more as in another post she penned: 'We WILL be back and that’s my 'scary' promise!'