Hot Hair: The Big Time

The Texans were definitely onto something with the old sayig "the bigger the hair, the closer to God!" This season signals the end of flat tresses -- instead, hair is getting high, high, high. Think pompadours, big 80s roller sets and teased-to-the sky updos. From Selita Ebanks to Rihanna, check out these celebs with the highest hair around.
ESSENCE.COM Sep, 04, 2011

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The ultimate glamour girl goes avant garde in this hybrid pompadour/ponytail style.

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The singer/actress/deejay has one of the biggest, highest ’fros in the land!

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This gorgeously intricate updo gives Tyra some major hair height.

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The reality star adds dimension to her ’do with this pompadoured, half-up/half-down style.

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The new mom goes for a rockabilly look with a teased-to-the-heavens chignon.

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The video actress rocked a sleek pompadour with a ponytail — so chic.

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The icon switched her style up completely with this short, tousled and teased cut.

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The singer’s signature natural pompadour helped jump-start the high hair trend.

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Backcombed and and curled, Ciara’s tresses are big and lusciously sexy.

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The mom-to be rocked a sky-high pompadour with her half-up style.

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The HawThorne star paired a halo of teased curls with a sleek cornrow for a textured, ultra-glam look.

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The singer gets height from her cool cut by back-combing the roots and curling it back with a large barrel curling iron.

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The actress paired a teased topknot with smooth, long bangs.

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The singer rocks a super-high pompadour with her low ponytail for a sophisticated effect.

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At the MTV VMA’s, Nicki Minaj sported this crazy, candy-colored coiffure — so wigtastic!

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The coiffure chameleon changes her hair more than her outfits. And we love this new, super-big, 80s roller set moment.

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Ledisi’s signature coily upsweep seems to get higher and higher — and more and more glamorous!

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Ashanti goes for a high-drama moment with this backcombed Sixties look.

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The singer has been wearing high topknots and ultra-fluffy upsweeps — we love the height on Jill’s hair!

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The ‘Vampire Diaries’ actress looks sexy in a stacked topknot.

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The model/actress looks positively regal in this mile-high, swirled French twist.

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The gorgeous actress adds some piecey spikes to her hip short cut.

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Selita Ebanks piled her hair ontop of her head for a teased and tousled, all-eyes-on-me updo.


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