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“For the first time ever, Oprah’s appearing on the September cover of O without blow-drying or straightening her hair,” announces the Oprah empire on the website of O magazine. “She says that wearing her hair naturally—as she often does on weekends and on vacation—makes her feel unencumbered.”

Not new to the makeover method of reenergizing your self-image, Oprah says that all makeovers are not created equally. The best, according to her statement, are those that resonate with how you already think and feel about yourself. “The only way to real transformation is through the mind,” says the queen of self-actualization.

While Oprah’s ’do is au naturale—except for, from our eye, an expertly blended product cocktail—the September Vogue cover hair cannot boast the same. Lady Gaga’s platinum hair halo, designed by celeb stylist Grace Coddington, displays voluminous texture. While the haute-texture look suits her, this is one time the Lady cannot claim she was “born this way.”