Rihanna, Solange and Nicki Minaj top our list of the New School Hair Icons.

Tia Williams
Aug, 15, 2011

When it comes to hair icons, the likes of Tina and her frosted mane, Halle and her sexy pixie, and Lauryn Hill and her glorious locs usually spring to mind.

Get ready to make room for a new crop of tress trendsetters who are breaking rules, pushing the style envelope, and setting a new hair standard.

Whether it's Solange with her funky, retro braids, or Rihanna with her parade of fire-engine-red styles, these seventeen starlets are the ones to watch.