For the uninitiated, Osaka has changed her hair numerous times over the years and each has had its purpose. She made a political statement with her box braids, and there was also the time she honoured her culture with a colourful head wrap. Still, her latest look is something we weren’t prepared for. Styled by Martin-Christopher Harper, the tennis star rocked her pink hair with matching graphic liner by pro makeup artist Autumn Moultrie. “Sakura could never lol,” Osaka captioned the post, referring to the pink-haired character from Japanese manga Naruto.
While we wish this to be real, it’s most likely that this is a wig Osaka is sporting - and not her actual hair. But that didn’t stop fans from taking to the comments section, voicing their delight over the new hairstyle. One commented, “You didn’t have to outdo Sakura like that” while another wrote, “Sakura ain’t even close.” Naturally, even Usain Bolt chimed in, writing: “U wore it better @naomiosaka lol.”
It seems bold new colours might just be the trend of the season. Already, a number of Hollywood stars have taken to Instagram to share their new hairstyles, with Hilary Duff recently revealing that she went cotton-candy blue and Sarah Hyland trading her brunette locks for a bright copper shade.