Jennifer Lopez’s Words About Not Wearing Hoops While Holding A Baby Is The PSA We’ve Always Needed
Jennifer Lopez AKA actress, singer, dancer, producer, businesswoman, fashion designer, fashion icon AKA Hoop Queen returned to the SNL stage after a decade. This time, while boasting about her beauty and brains she also hilarious made fun of her life-long obsession with hoops.
In the most hilarious sketch from the SNL episode, Lopez made jokes about our love for hoops.
Starring as Gino’s Girlfriend, Lopez played the owner of a store with Melissa Villaseñor as Her Cousin. In the sketch the pair do an ad for massive gold hoops that are so luxurious they’ll “turn your ears the color of money.”
In the fun sketch, Lopez is dressed like a more played up Bronx version of herself as she sells jewelry that says, “I fight other women.” According to Lopez, as Gino’s Girlfriend, the hoops (as we all know) can be worn just a bout anywhere including birthday dinners, anniversary trips, an ex-boyfriend’s wedding, interviews about women on the street with subway problems, confront Barbara, accusing Barbara, crawling back to Barbara and Saturday Mass. The skit jokes that you can wear them to. Christening and just about everyone will think you look like a “rapper’s accountant.”
The sketch even made fun of our propensity for putting words in a hoop.
Jabbing fun at our nameplate earrings and vanity necklaces, the Jennifer Lopez skit hilariously featured earrings with names, descriptions, and places on them. The hilarious descriptions of the lot included “diabetic,” and mistakenly created brands like “Couch” for Coach and “DKNYPD” for DKYN.
The entire sketch, and J.Lo, proved to be a joke machine with the best nod to J.Lo’s Bronx roots.
Watch the full sketch here.
Our No. 1 Boricua, Jenny from the Block, has been an icon through the ages for winning in the music, movie and fashion industries. Rumors swirled around her insuring her signature booty for a over a million dollars back in the 2000’s, but how have we not acknowledged her incredible locks that deserve a policy of its own.
While she’s known for her long waves, J.Lo has never been afraid of mixing it up over the decades. Get ready for the throwbacks.
1. The Classic J.Lo Look
This iconic, tousled wavy, waist-length look wouldn’t be complete without her subtle highlights and the way Lopez makes it look so effortless. I’ve tried to get this look. It is a feat.
2. Big Curls, Little Bob.
J.Lo brought it back to the 1920s by creating a side part, getting in some wide curls and tousling with lots (and lots) of hair spray. How she looks so perfect all the time, we can only guess at.
3. The Sleek Topknot.
We have all experienced the pain of our mothers combing our hair back into the tightest possible ponytail. According to my mom, it’s a two-fer: a proper hairdo and a way to pull your forehead back and prevent wrinkles. Jennifer keeps it in place with a neat topknot for a sleek, elegant look.
4. The Latina Faux Hawk.
There are faux hawks and then there are Latinx faux hawks. Our faux hawks have more volume and should give you an extra 5-7″ in height. J.Lo does it best.
5. The Loose Slick Back.
Please note that in order to achieve any of these looks, you will need a good hair gel and a tiny comb. Probably also your own personal hair dresser, if you want to be like J.Lo.
6. The Tight Curl Mid-Part.
The only way to complete this look is with a chain-neck, metal sheet halter top and butterfly clips to pull back the part. Take me back to the ’90s.
7. The Bandana ‘N Braids Look.
J.Lo rocked this look at the 2000 MTV Music Awards.
Here’s how to get it: Your hair has to be half-up, half-down, to make your ponytail look longer, and you must be wearing braids to pull this off. A starched headband is also preferable. Also, hoops like J.Lo’s.
8. The Hide Your Hair to Show Off Your Face Look.
When you’re Latina, you can pull this off. When you’re J.Lo, you can get a matching headscarf to go with your sparkly, taupe suit.
9. The Deep Brunette Perm.
The early ’90s obsession with deep brown, curly hair was glorious for many Latinas. That baby face rocked it well.
10. Caramel Highlights.
#NeverForget the era of caramel highlights. Our moms did it by squeezing lemon juice in our hair, and the occasional kool-aid for a red tint. J.Lo *might* have used a professional.
11. The 50-Inch Hair Extensions.
J.Lo doesn’t usually need to do much to her hair to stun the red carpet, but at this year’s Billboard Latin Music Awards, her iconic hair went past her iconic butt.
12. It grew when she went on stage to perform “Inches.”
ICYMI, the next Billboard Music Award she attended, she wore a $100 bill on her fingernails.
13. Beach Waves.
When your hair is this long, you can give yourself a beach wave look and lose hardly any length. J.Lo smoky eye and glossy lips really glam this look up from beach-ready, to runway-ready TBH.
14. The Side Part.
This is a look circa the ’90s.
15. The Updated Side Part.
J.Lo let her tresses down loose and wavy, while slicking back just a single side part to show off her face, and earrings. This look is so uniquely elegantly Latina, we think she should trademark it.
16. The Half-Up, Half-Down Topknot.
Meet my daily look (minus 20″ of hair). It’s a mix of a tight, full-face slick back that gives you an up-do and casual look all in one sweep. No fake hair accessories needed for J.Lo.
17. Bring on the volume.
With a dark lipliner to frame her lips, how can she not frame that face with a deep, hairspray-induced voluminous look that can’t be beat.
18. The High Pony.
Iconic. Nobody does it better. The look is nothing without a pair of modern hoops, and a teased pony.
19. The Ultra-High Pony.
With the hair wrapped around the band at the top and wide, loos curls splaying out. I have a feeling this is a half-up, half-down look to add more volume, too.
20. The Short-Term Perm.
J.Lo was feelin’ herself with this look, that’s for sure. It’s fun, it’s light and J.Lo is taking it seriously.
21. The Full Slick.
J.Lo’s Met Gala look this year was a fierce lob. She slicked her hair behind the ear to show off her earrings, and topped it off with a side part. J.Lo