Nothing makes us smile more than seeing our stars embrace their natural hair.
While Hollywood still pushes the standard of beauty that may make some Black celebs feel the need to straighten, color and elongate their strands, seeing our stars revel in their mane’s natural glory is inspiring and empowering.
And these days more and more of them are showing off their natural hair
. Here are just a few of our fave looks from 2018.
We love when Bey rocks her natural honey tresses and even more so when she adds some major body with waves and a high pony.
This short style on Brooks is super chic and cute, and it brings out the gorgeous features in her face.
Every time Rae serves up a look, it’s truly a lewk
. We can’t get enough of this textured messy bun.
We love the versatility of N’yongo’s hair, and this golden twine throughout her strands really took us there.
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Mary J Blige, Diddy and Kobe Bryant really came to show up and show out the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.
Dacosta always gives us realness, but the photo of her locks flying free gives us “carefree Black girl” vibes that we are here for.
These healthy, juicy coils are natural hair goals for all of us. We are feeling how Robertson rocks her strands on the red carpet.
This short, blond style from Cynthia makes us want to grab the nearest pair of clippers and do another Big Chop.
Davis’s strikingly elegant and regal fro is fire. A short one can bring such strength to a look.
When Waithe went from long, big locs to a short buzz cut, we could literally feel a shift in the atmosphere. We like the change and can’t wait to see what comes with it.
Vann’s sophisticated pompadour is fabulous.
Rothwell’s bouncy and buoyant curls are fun and playful in this gorgeous pineapple.
Scott’s voluminous, textured hair shines like a beautiful crown and lights up the red carpet.
We love how Mowry has been documenting her hair journey, including how it’s graying. These blossoming curls are a major stunna as well.
This short cut is a super grown and sexy look that we can’t wait to re-create.
Jackson’s blowout is gorgeous, and the texture and body make it fun and fierce.