The Hair Tales: Release date, cast, synopsis, trailer & more

The Hair Tales is a Hulu docuseries that follows six influential black women as they share their intimate tales of black culture, beauty, and hair.

Release date

The Hair Tales is set to premiere on Hulu on October 22.

Cast and creators

  • Issa Rae
  • Ayanna Pressley
  • Marsai Martin
  • Chloe Bailey
  • Oprah Winfrey

Created by Michaela Angela Davis
Produced by Joy Mill Entertainment, Culture House, Tetravision, and Harpo Films.


“The Hair Tales is a dynamic celebration of Black women’s identity, beauty, culture and humanity, uniquely expressed through the stories in our hair. A docuseries where 6 diverse phenomenal women – Issa Rae, Ayanna Pressley, CHIKA, Marsai Martin, Chloe Bailey and Oprah Winfrey lay their intimate hair tales on the table with Tracee Ellis Ross. Surrounded by brilliant voices of academic and culturalleaders, gifted hairdressers, and extraordinary sisters, the series presents a gorgeous collage of resilience, style and purpose.”

Other details

Michaela Angela Davis collaborated with Mariah Carey for her memoir, “The Meaning of Mariah Carey” which was released in 2020.


The docuseries highlights every aspect of a black woman’s hair, from the artistry that goes into creating such detailed and exquisite hairdos to the history that influenced their style.

Conversations and personal stories about the hair of six influential black women examine the relationship of these women’s hair with culture and humanity, as well as how it has frequently been suppressed over the years.

The series’ core message of celebrating identity and the role hair plays for black women is laid out in the second half of the trailer.

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