Posted by on Jun 24, 2022 in Helen's Blog | 23 comments

Joy Reid of MSNBC & Her Own Hair- 2022

Photos Helen Oppenheim, with thanks to MSNBC

Joy Reid the beloved MSNBC host and national correspondent like no other has finally settled on her own hair, and for more than one night. So far!  Having entertained most and annoyed many with her provocative nightly hair changes, as in this collage, she must have decided it is time make her own hair healthy, which must have suffered with all those extensions and under all those wigs.   Let’s hope she is on her way to a healthier head of hair.  But, dear Joy, please consider changing the color.  It has too much orange in it and could look so much better as your healthier hair grows in.

Joy Reid MSNBC-TV Host/National Correspondent and Political Commentator graduated from Harvard University, is a two-time author and hosts “Reid Out” on MSNBC 7 pm nightly.
( Joy-Ann (Pro-Democracy) Reid … @joyannreid … )


  1. Sep 26, 2022

    As an Image consultant and personal stylist, it pains me to watch Joy every evening. Between the constant hair changes and the wrong colors and crazy prints to just unprofessional career apparel. I would literally go out there and style her for free! My idea of an anchor woman is more like Norah O’Donnell or Margarat Brennen
    or the fabulous Alex Wagner!
    Let’s find a wig that is professional looking as well as apparel that shows a consistent level of style and professionalism. I don’t know who her stylist or makeup artist happen to be, but they ARE NOT serving her well at all.
    Can ANYONE please tell me how to reach out to her?

    • Sep 30, 2022

      I agree. As far as her hair is concerned, I suspect she doesn’t want to be bald for her husband and herself, so she is trying not to use wigs and extensions but the color of her hair is not helping. She must be gray but many people are gray and don’t take the easy way out and be a blonde. She’d be better off being her probably once natural dark color. Both for the health of her hair and her appearance. And and and it is cut and styled so badly, so unflattering. She really needs to change her hair person or people. As far as her apparel is concerned, it has been better. I think we have to face it, Joy is wonderful at her job but doesn’t care enough about her appearance. And is hiring the wrong people. I am not sure how to make contact with her, Claudia. You could try the following: Write to her c/o of MSNBC. Maybe make it Private and Confidential? You could send her a direct message via her Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter. Yes, Alex Wagner always looked very good in every way.

  2. Sep 20, 2022

    What a lot of people and Joy are missing is that bleaching has to take place first to lift the original dark hair in order to lighten the original color, to be able to turn blond. Bleaching her already damaged hair, is only going to cause more damage. Why ???

    • Sep 20, 2022

      Jon. Chances are, that at Joy’s age, her hair may well be gray. But having said that I feel that whoever is in charge of her hair color and her hair cut is not serving her well.

  3. Sep 13, 2022

    Your hairstyle on MSNBC today:UGH!!!!

    • Sep 14, 2022

      I have to agree with you, Douglas. It was the worst. What is Joy thinking to go on air looking like that. Sigh

  4. Sep 8, 2022

    Her hair is beautiful I was hoping they would give the formula to copy it. Keep up the new do. Anything is better then the wigs!!!

    • Sep 14, 2022

      I have to disagree, Michelle. There is nothing beautiful about Joy’s hair now. Nothing. She needs a new hairstyle. She needs a new hairstylist!

  5. Aug 9, 2022

    As a grown 66 white woman, I have always loved the natural hair of the black woman and man for that matter. The Afro, whether close to the head or a few inches long, I believe it is so flattering. For Joy Reid, yes, change is good sometimes when you’re in the public eye as often as she is. But if it’s doing damage to her hair, kudos for going back to what God gave her. But, sadly, the color of her hair is not flattering at all for her. I enjoy Joy, I actually enjoyed some of her styles, but for me, this sad old white woman with very thinning hair, lol, go natural Joy! God gave you a beautiful face with beautiful hair, let it shine! Let it show! Let it be YOU!!! that we see on the screen. XOXO No offense was intended with this message, I hope none was taken.

    • Aug 9, 2022

      I agree with everything you say, Susan. Joy would look so much better
      with darker hair, not that unflattering and not very good or well-executed blonde color.
      She may be grey, so I do understand if she wants to color her hair, but
      what was her natural color would be so much better.

  6. Jul 22, 2022

    Joy, please just go natural – no straightening chemicals, no dye – just what God gave you and you’ll be more beautiful than ever, inside and out. From Mama Sister.

    • Jul 22, 2022

      I agree. Better if Joy had her own natural color and no chemicals.
      Her Hair would get healthier faster too.

    • Sep 20, 2022

      Natural, no straightening? Oh Lord! Black women are so lost on what they need to do to have attractive hair. Wow! It was never like this until they started wearing braids and weaves. Then they complained and out relaxers and hot combs. It wasn’t a problem for most black women, for decades. The problem seems to be that black women and even some so-called stylists do know how to do black hair!

      • Sep 20, 2022

        There is a definite problem that is not being addressed by too many black women and their stylists.

  7. Jul 21, 2022

    Love your new short hair. You’re smart and beautiful! Show off you’re beautiful natural self!

    • Jul 22, 2022

      It is good Joy has her own hair now because what she had was not healthy for her own hair.

  8. Jul 13, 2022

    I love it!,,

  9. Jun 28, 2022

    Her hair styles have been hideous lately…brassy yellow, ugh. Wish she would just go back to a conservative, short straight hairstyle in glossy black that enhances her beautiful complexion and pretty smile!

    • Jun 29, 2022

      I do agree this is not the most flattering the color is way off, but I think Joy is making an effort to get her own hair healthy which means no extensions and less wigs.

  10. Jun 27, 2022

    Hair color is a personal choice. I like the blonde color on her skin tone and as a matter of fact of all the colors exhibited throughout her trail, this is my favorite cut, style and color. She wears it well. Thank you Joy for being you and not adjusting to what others think you should be. Accolades also for your make-up artist, job well done.

    • Jun 29, 2022

      I have to disagree. The color is not well done. The style/finish does not flatter Joy. But it is all, as you say, a personal choice. And Joy is Joy.

      • Jul 14, 2022

        I would recommend that she take VIVISCAL, a supplement that helps prevent hair breakage and allows the hair to grow. I started using it about 10 years, and my hair has grown and is now healthy. As for the hair color, in my humble opinion, it is very unflattering.

        • Jul 14, 2022

          Thanks for the recommendation. Maybe Joy will see this! I think all those extensions and then the wigs have damaged her hair and hopefully she is or will take something to prevent more damage and help it get back to being healthy again,.

          I do agree the hair color is not flattering. And she might be better off not coloring it at all. But maybe she needs to!

          I did note this evening, July 14, 2022, that it is less orange, blonder with perhaps some lowlights, or needed dimension.

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