At ESSENCE Music Festival 2011, the stars shone bright in some of the edgiest, sexiest hairstyles, ever. From Mary J. Blige's picture-perfect bob to Ledisi's twisted updo, here are our favorite celeb mane moments in New Orleans.
Mary J. Blige looked chicer than ever with this swingy, gold-streaked bob.
Taraji P. Henson added a modern twist to her chin-length bob by adding a swooping side-bang.
Ledisi’s red-streaked coily updo was a hit with natural girls at the festival.
Tamar Braxton looked romantic in cascades of ripping ringlets.
Fantasia was all sass onstage in this heavy-banged, cropped ’do.
Shani O’Neal was the epitome of chic in this amber-streaked, asymmetric style.
From her kohl-rimmed eyes to her honey-highlighted, flippy hairstyle, Patti Labelle was fierce at the festival!
Towanda Braxton’s rich, chestnut waves were glossy, bouncy, and gorgeous.
Nene Leakes’ sunny blonde pixie brightens up her whole look.
Rocsi Diaz’s long, layered locks looked unbelievably sexy with her bodycon dress.