We've always admired Jill Scott's versatile 'dos, and over the years the soul songstress dazzled in a wide array of stunning looks. From short and spiky cropped cuts, to voluptuous shoulder-length curls, take a look at our leading girl's best hair look on her birthday!
2000, Flower Power
Jill Scott rocked a flower in her hennaed natural locks at an early photo shoot.
2001, Up and Away
At the 2001 Billboard Music Awards, Scott rocked cornrows and an intricate, twisted updo.
2001, Drama Queen
Scott swept her coils into an uber-dramatic, high ponytail at the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards.
2002, Pretty Plaits
At the Soul Train “Lady Of Soul” Awards, Jill Scott sorted her trademark afro with a neat row of braids in the front.
2004, Lighten Up
Scott rocked shoulder-length waves and a new, lighter haircolor at Tyler Perry’s “Why Did I Get Married” premiere.
2005, Side to Side
Scott sported an auburn-tinted, twisted side ponytail at a Sony BMG Music Entertainment Grammy Party.
2006, Retro Glam
On the set of Lupe Fiasco’s “Daydreaming” music video, Jill channeled Billie Holiday with a dreamy floral hair accessory and retro curls.
2007, Time to Get Romantic
At a New York City party, Scott sported a head full of tousled, super-romantic curls.
2007, Fantastic Fro
At one of her concerts, Scott channeled ’70s glamazons with her oversized, multi-hued afro.
2008, Pretty Pompadour
At the BET Honors ceremony, Scott tucked her afro up into a French twist, leaving out a pompadoured pouf in the front.
2008, Do The Twist
Jill Scott wore sweet, bronze-streaked locs to launches her “Butterfly Bra” at Ashley Stewart.
2010, Braided Beauty
At the 41st NAACP Image Awards, Scott looked elegant wearing skinny cornrows and lush, long waves.
2010, Half n Half
At the premiere of “Why Did I Get Married Too,” Scott wore half of her hair braided up in intricate cornrows. So edgy-cool!
2011, Sexy Spikes
At the 4th Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon, Scott flaunts sexy, blown-out spikes and a new short haircut.
2011, In The Heights
This year, Scott has been wearing high topknots and ultra-fluffy upsweeps — we love the height on Jill’s hair!
2011, Sleek and Chic
Jill Scott is impossibly sophisticated in this pompadour chignon and flawless, electric red lips.
2011, Power Pompadour
Jill Scott rocked with a curly pompadour at the BET Awards.
2011, Curly Girl
At Black Girls Rock, Jill Scott sported Chaka-meets-Diana-meets-Rick-James curls that stopped traffic. Hot, hot, hot!
2012: Beautiful Bob
At the 2012 NAACP Image Awards, Jill showed off a more mature look when she rocked the red carpet in a smoky eye with shiny mauve lips.
2012: Terrific TWA
Scott graced this month's ESSENCE cover in a short, chic TWA and a gloriously gorgeous smile. For more on Scott's new cropped cut, be sure to pick up the September issue of ESSENCE on newstands now.
2014, Top Knot Fun
Jill Scott attended the Annual Garden Brunch with a braided top knot.
Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images
2015, Big and Bad
The bigger the better! Jill loves a vintage-looking fro similar to the one she wore on the 2015 Black Girls Rock red carpet.
Photo by Getty Images
2016, Briaded updo
Jilly from Philly pairs two-toned acetate eyewear with a braided updo.