Political activist Angela Davis popularized larger-than-life hair when she proudly rocked her afro in the 60’s.
1969, Big, Bold Hair
In the late ‘60s, few afros were as powerfully majestic as Marsha Hunt’s.The singer,actress and model lit up the stage in skintight buckskin pants, belly-baring halters and that awe-inspiring cloud of hair.
1970, Beautiful Bouffant
Actress Diahann Carroll is one of the great beauties of our time. Her luxurious halo of curls is simply stunning.
1972, Fab Fro
In the Seventies, Pam Grier made a name for herself not only for her iconic roles in blaxploitation flicks like Foxxy Brown, but also for her super-big, sexy afro.
1973, Diva 'Do
On her first solo tour of Britain, Diana Ross rocked a head full of voluminous ringlets—a real departure from the structured Supremes bouffants of the Sixties.
1990, Fashion 'Fro
At a party with photographer Steven Meisel, Naomi Campbell rocked an oversized, Angela Davis-esque afro.
1976, LemmeRockYa Chaka Khan
Chaka hits the stage with Rufus rocking an enormous, fluffy ’fro.
1999, Sexy Spirals
Iman hit an Interview party sporting a cherry red mane overflowing with face-framing, high-volume spirals.
2002, Golden Glow
Out of all the years we’ve been Beyonce fans, this lavish ‘do is the biggest hair we’ve ever seen on Bey!
2003, One of a Kind
Erykah Badu stays true to her roots rocking a striking, full afro.
2003, Statement Mane
Macy Gray has made her full, flourishing afro into her trademark hairdo over the years.
2004, Go-There Hair
When Kelis first landed on the scene, curly girls everywhere were in love with her big, bright spirals.
2006, Vintage Glamour
At an Oscar party, Lauryn Hill sported an oversize coily wig and Harlequin-style makeup. Don’t you love this look?
2007, Big Deal
At one of her concerts, Jill Scott channeled ’70s glamazons with her oversized, multi-hued afro.
2008: Blonde Ambition
Tanika Ray creates fro-like appeal with this full style in rich, golden-brown hues.
Never one to shy away from a show-stopping ’do, Erykah Badu hits the stage in an all-encompassing afro.
2010, Curly Girlie
All eyes were on Kelly Rowland when she traded in her signature, sleek hair for huge, Chaka Khan-esque tresses.
2011, Rockin' Ringlets
Serena Williams scored big when she rocked a cascade of full, lush ringlets.
2011, Natural Woman
Marsha Ambrosius sported a modern take on the ’fro with a tumble of natural ringlets with subtle highlights. Love it!
2011, Lustrous Locks
We don’t know what’s more impressive, that Esperanza Spalding took home this year’s Best New Artist Grammy…or her perfectly shaped, lustrous afro!
2011, Loosen Up
Jada Pinkett Smith modernizes her fluffy hair by creating looser curls that frame her face perfectly.
2011, Curls of Summer
Kimberly Elise made a bold mane statement when she let loose her natural curls for a care-free summer style.
2011, The Big Bounce
With her clear caramel skin and riot of natural ringlets, Vanessa A. Williams is absolutely glowing.
2011, Eclectic Curls
Nicki Minaj remixes the classic afro by giving her platinum tendrils an angular shape.
2011, Over the Top
Beyonce made waves- literally and figuratively- when she debuted her new, shoulder-length spirals this summer.
2011, Red Alert
Rihanna went for high-drama with a fierce, frizzed-out style in a crimson hue we adore!
2011, Spiraled Halo
At the ESSENCE and BET party honoring Tracee Ellis Ross, the lady of the hour looked lovely wearing a lush, curly ’do.
2011, Au Naturale
Solange is currently the leader of the pack when it comes to flaunting her beautiful, kinky-textured tresses.
2011, New Wave
Solange takes her hair to new heights by adding a funky and chic side part.
2011, Do it Big
Whether short or long, we’re coveting Solange’s afro-chic looks!