Hot Hairstyles from ESSENCE's 2015 Black Women in Music

The red carpet at ESSENCE's 6th annual Black Women in Music event was on fire with some of the hottest hairstyes around. We've rounded up the best looks from the celebration to inspire your next 'do.

Deena Campbell Feb, 06, 2015

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Chrisette Michele knows the deal—free-spirited Senegalese twists are always a good look for chic events. We love a large twisted style, especially when you can wrap them into a giant bun on top of your head.

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The queen of big hair hit the scene with red bouncy waves.

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Jill Scott let her shoulder-length waves loose during a soul-stirring stage performance.

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Remember when Brandy debuted her bob at the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood luncheon last year? Well, we’re glad her cut is still around (this time she added a bang) because it showcases her beautiful high cheek bones.

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MC Lyte is a hip-hop pioneer who’s the epitome of coolness—this tapered, braided mohawk is a total win.

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We're kind of obsessed with Goapele’s short, regal cut. The star rocked a blonde TWA for the big music night.

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Ledisi flaunted long, two-toned locs for the big night.

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Big, statement-making curls is the perfect fit for a classy songstress like Lianne La Havas.