Hot Hair: Natural Hair Tress Transformations

Hot Hair: Natural vs. Straight
ESSENCE.COM Feb, 29, 2012

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Earlier this year, Viola Davis ditched her hair extensions for her naturally curly hair. At the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood event, Davis proudly attributed her natural hair to helping her feel “powerful.”

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Solange stepped into her own in 2009 when she decided to do the “Big Chop” and stopped wearing her long hair extensions.

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Raven Symoné has been switching up her looks since her Olivia days on The Cosby Show and goes back-and-forth between wearing her short, naturally curly hair and flaunting long extensions.

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Vanessa Williams loves to wear kinky-curly hairstyles and we’ve seen her wear shoulder-length, coily extensions and her own, inch-long natural curls, too.

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As of late, Alicia Keys has been sporting her own, newly cropped haircut but she has also worn softly waved extensions on the red carpet.

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Kim Coles joined the natural hair movement when she decided to remove her extensions and rock her adorable curly crop.

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Jill Scott’s cutting edge style easily transitions from edgy styles, like this wispy, cropped style created with her own hair, to glamourous fuller styles, like her shoulder-length, halo of curly extensions.

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Chrisette Michelle went for a drastic change when she removed her hair extensions, shaved her head and dyed her hair platinum blonde.

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As a former model, Selita Ebanks is accustomed to transforming her look from one week—sometimes even one day— to the next. She loves to wear her natural hair, free of chemicals and color, but will also go glam in big, fluffy golden-hued wigs.

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Jill Scott’s neo-soul style easily transitions from natural styles, like this chunky, twisted updo, to glamourous fuller styles, like her shoulder-length, halo of curls.

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