Hairstyle File: Solange Knowles' Natural Hair Evolution

The wins continue to stack up for Solange Knowles. This month, the singer-songwriter made a triumphant return to the music scene with her long-awaited LP, A Seat At The Table. Besides the powerful lyrics and stunning videos, we've also been reminded of just how iconic Solange's coif is. Whether it's styled into a TWA, braids, or an ultra-fluffy ’fro, her tresses are always glamorous and inspirational!  Here, we take a look back at the starlet's flyest mane moments since she "big chopped" back in '09!

Nicole Marie Melton Oct, 11, 2016

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In 2009, Solange officially cast aside her weaves and wigs to rock this instantly trendsetting, closely cropped natural.

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At the BCBG Max Azria Spring 2010 show, Solange rocked super-short, curly tresses with colorful makeup.

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At the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, Solange Knowles sported a deep side part in her cute crop.

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At a Miami party in 2010, Solange accessorized her short natural with a fashion-forward hat and bright plummy lips.

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By early 2010, her closely cropped cut had grown out into springy, two-inch long
coils. She flaunted the chic look at star-studded leukemia benefit.

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At Charlotte Ronson’s Fall 2010 fashion show, Solange dressed up her glossy coils with a blue polkadot hat.

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Here, Knowles flaunts full, springy
coils. Paired with strong brows and wine-stained lips, this look rocks.

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Solange debuted her wild, sexy extensions at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom.
Chaka Khan would be proud.

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At the Max Azria Spring 2011 fashion show, Solange sported this huge, free-flowing ’fro.

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During a deejay set at NYC’s Greenhouse, Solange rocked a white mesh hat over her natural locks.

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Backstage at the Luca Luca Spring 2011 show, Solange rocked a lush, oversized afro with a deep side part.

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Solange Knowles rocks 90s-era braids and a turban at Marquee in Las Vegas.

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At a Guess fragrance launch, Solange tucked her tresses into an ikat print turban. So chic!

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At a Hollywood dinner party, Solange swept her braids up in a wildly glamorous, oversize topknot. We imagine you’ll be seeing versions of this uber-elegant bun everywhere, very soon.

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At the grand opening of NYC’s Dream Downtown, Solange paired her lustrous curls with bright orange lips. Just…yes.

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During Fashion Week, Solange parted her full ’fro on one side for an asymmetric look.

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At a Range Rover event, Solange fluffed her chemical-free hair up to sexy new heights.

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At the Bean Pole x Kim Jones block party, Solange topped off her twists with a wide-brimmed hat and added coral lipstick. Genius.

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At a fete for INC International Concepts, Solange rocked her natural, six inch coils — and paired them with flawlessly lined eyes and pale lipstick.

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Solange rocked a full, fluffy ’fro at a Rimmel London party. So diva-tastic.

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Rocking her short, coily natural, Solange looked sexy at the Burberry Body Fragrance launch.

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Solange flaunted full, shoulder-length spirals at the Alberta Ferretti runway show during the Milan Fashion Week.

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At the launch of ‘True Love in Pictures’ at Tiffany & Co. in New York City, Solange flaunted her cute, kinky curls.

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Solange loves flaunting her naturally kinky hair and sported a free-spirited afro at the Carlo Pazolini Flagship Store Opening Party.

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Solange flaunted her full, picked-out hair and juicy, vivid orange lipstick with flair.

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Solange was easy-breezy and beautiful as she flaunted her natural hair in this slightly messy afro. 

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Solange let her free-spirited energy shine through when she arrived on the red carpet in this wow-worthy 'fro.

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Solange has always been a fan of showcasing her curls, and we're loving this free-flowing fro.

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Solange sported a 70's style afro at the Costume Institute Gala for the 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' exhibition at the NYC Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Solange rocked this asymetrical afro for a funky twist on her kinky-curly look.

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The trendy naturalista was tressed to impress in a this full, fluffy 'fro.

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Here's another example of just how naturall fabulous Solange looks in her natural hair.

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Solange Knowles stuns in havana twists at the 'Better Days', an art bar installation by Mickalene Thomas in Basel, Switzerland.

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Solange attends the Intermix 20th Anniversary Celebration at The New Museum in New York City.

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Solange's bun has her hair looking sleek during summer's warmer months. 

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Solange's heightened afro proves that bigger is beautiful.

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Solange proves that hair can be both fun and flirty.

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