2011: The Cutest Curls of the Year

2011: The Cutest Curls of the Year
ESSENCE.COM Dec, 20, 2011

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Tracee Ellis Ross flaunts a halo of curls at the ESSENCE and BET Honor Tracee Ellis Ross’ event.

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At the 2011 Angel Ball, Solange turned heads with a massive, uber-curly fro. Fierce!

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At the 9th Annual Ford Hoodie Awards, actress Tamara Tunie rocked a head full of glorious, natural ringlets.

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At the House of Rush beauty launch in London, Noisettes’ singer Shingai Shoniwa swept her natural coils to one side, punctuating the look with a jaunty fascinator.

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‘True Blood’s’ Rutina Wesley sported glossy, rippling ringlets at the Multicultural Benefit Gala.

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Raven Symone flaunted her brand-new short, natural locks at the Young Storyteller Foundation’s ‘The Biggest Show.’

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During a visit to the ESSENCE offices, December cover girl Tasha Smith was stunning in lush, tightly wound ringlets.

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Comedienne Kim Wayans rocked a head full of natural coils at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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At the End of Summer Celebration Benefiting Black AIDS Institute, Kimberly Elise rocked a head full of fluffy spirals.

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Garcelle Beauvais’ rippling ringlets looked super-romantic at the ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Nicki Minaj took the stage on “Good Morning America” in a massive curly blonde wig with straight bangs.

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At the Inspiration Awards for Women, Kim Coles added a sparkly accessory to her short, springy natural curls.

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At a “Viva Vevolution” fundraiser, Kerry Washington looked glamorous in loose, shoulder-length curls.

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Kelis sported a cropped ’do of natural curls at the Unique fashion show.

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At the Footwear News Achievement Awards, Serena Williams arrived wearing these tightly crimped curls.

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Jill Scott looked sexier than ever with this wild, curly ‘do at the ’Black Girls Rock!’ Awards.

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Janet Jackson returned to long locks at the ‘Liaisons Au Louvre II’ charity event. We love the retro crimped look!

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Gabrielle Union rocked this sweet, easy-breezy style at Bliss Spa in Hollywood.

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At the ‘In Time’ premiere in LA, Yaya Dacosta turned heads in a gorgeous, off-center curly updo.

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At Louis Vuitton’s Dinner and Art Talk in London, Corinne Bailey Rae looked spectacularly gorgeous with her natural, rippling waves.

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Holly Robinson Peete sported full, mocha-hued curls at the 2011 GLAZA Beastly Ball.

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We just love Alicia for rocking out with her natural ringlets at the ‘Stickfly’ premiere.

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We couldn’t stop chatting about Beyonce’s bright yellow ringlets during a ‘Good Morning America’ performance!

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At the Steve Madden Music Summer Concert Series, Melanie Fiona sported full, scrunched and teased, 80s-style waves.

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At the Grammy Foundation’s annual Grammy Camp, Marsha Ambrosius sported a tumble of perfectly defined, natural ringlets.

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