Blessed with angel-kissed tresses and hearts of gold, these natural beauties are the truth and light in our hair-divided community. To some, their hair is perm-starved (and nappy), but to others, especially those who live outside the box, they’re new-age standards of Black beauty. Here are the ten hottest natural hair celebs. Take a look.
Solange Knowles The quirkily-dope free spirit is everything her superstar sister isn’t, but secretly wishes she could be, at times. Never afraid to let her inner-weirdo shine, she’s the cooler, more relatable version of Bey Bey beloved by natural & nerdy 20-somethings everywhere.
Chrisette Michele Millions of men would wait in line to drink the stunning songbird’s bath water with a silly straw. At 30, she’s still one of the most slept-on pure talents in today’s auto-tune-deafened society.
Tracy Ellis Ross Beautifully-elegant and regal, she’s the quintessential natural beauty who inspires everyday women with her eloquent words of encouragement, infectious spirit and effortless wit.
Erykah Badu The soulfully-innovative songstress (and collector of rapper’s souls) leaps without looking in ways that only she can. Famously-unpredictable and reckless, Miss Badu is every happily-nappy soul sista’s musical muse.
Janelle Monae Paid in hair butter and suits by Diddy, the one-outfit wonder skips, bops and pops across stages as R&B/Pop’s most intriguing/misunderstood phenomenon. Whether you love/HATE her, she’s always stayed true to herself and that’s inspiring.
Viola Davis Queen Viola is the phenomenal woman Maya Angelou waxed poetically about, both on film and in real life, where she’s an inspiration to Black actresses struggling to break into color-struck Hollywood.
Esperanza Spalding There’s something about the incredibly-talented Nu-Jazz chanteuse with the Heavenly fro (that every man dreams of playing in). Still somewhat low-key and unknown, she’s slowly becoming a standard of beauty in creamy crack-addicted social circles.
Teyonah Parris That gorgeous, successful, life-changing Black woman most Black men claim to want but never approach because they’re chasing aspiring Basketball Wives and club flyer models? Yea, it’s Teyonah Parris. The prototype.
Goapele The gorgeous soulstress is one of Nu-Soul’s best-kept secrets who enjoys the outskirts of fame more than the flashing lights. With an array of breathtaking natural styles, she’s easily the most underrated beauty in music.