Hot Hair: The Curls of Summer

Hot Hair: The Curls of Summer
ESSENCE.COM May, 27, 2012

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At the Food Bank for New York City’s Can-Do Awards, Tika Sumpter revealed her latest diva ’do— a full-blown cascade of kinky curls.

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Jurnee Smollett arrived at the 2012 Jenesse Silver Rose Awards in a head full of voluminous waves.

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Monica paid a visit to the ESSENCE office in New York City in flirty ombré waves that are right on trend.

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At the Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme Makeup launch, Berry debuted her new curly bob.

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Chaka Khan flaunted bright burgundy curls when she attended the 40th Annual Fifi Awards.

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At the Abu Dhabi Digital Domain Event Kelis rocked a mega mane of kinky curls. And how brilliant is that bright blond streak?

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At the ESSENCE Black Women in Music event, Kelly Rowland was aglow in gleaming, jet black coils.

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At a pre-Grammy event, Rihanna showed off a head full of blonde waves with dark, natural roots.

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Brandy flaunted gravity-defying curls that were big, bold and beautiful at the Billboard Music Awards.

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Tanika Ray stepped out at a Victoria’s Secret event flaunting her naturally fabulous, super defined curls.

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Thandie Newton rocked a cute, curly, side-poof at the premiere of Good Deeds in Los Angeles.

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At the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, Solange wore picture-perfect curls.

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Alicia Keys attended the 98th Annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner wearing big, fluffy curls on the red carpet.

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Christina Milian’s shiny, wavy hair was full of volume and va-voom at Star Magazine’s “All Hollywood” event.

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Bailey Rae paired her bright dress and bold lip with her naturally fabuolus spirals at the MusiCares Person of the Year Tribute event.

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Spalding usually wears her coils in a fluffy, kinky ’fro, but at a recent album signing, she opted for a defined wash-and-go.

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Jada Pinkett Smith remixed her side-shave by gathering her wavy hair into a funky side ponytail at the Nickelodeon’s 25th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards.

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At the 2012 NBC Universal Summer Press Day, Yvette Nicole Brown swept her natural tendrils into a high ponytail.

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Kim Wayans wore her thick hair in a chic twist-out at the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards.

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Kat Graham wore honey colored curls in a chic side pony at the 102.7 KIIS FM’s Wango Tango event.

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Where: A celebration for Glamour’s new book in West Hollywood, California.

Why: Lee Simmons proves that her “fabulousity” is still in full force with these Rapunzel-esque, ebony waves.

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Where: BET’s Rip the Runway 2012 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.

Why: Simmons was glowing and gorgeous in shiny, waist-length waves. Her two-tone honey highlights and natural roots make this ’do even more enviable.

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