Hot Hair: The New Naturals

As we watched the Grammy Awards, we were struck by the following observations: A.) The Pinkett-Smiths are slowly taking over the world, B.) Justin Beiber really is cute as a button, and C.) Natural hair is hotter than ever! From Esperanza Spalding's long, lush 'fro to Janelle Monae's sculpted natural pompadour, curls, coils and kinks are definitely enjoying a comeback. Here, our favorite natural-haired celebs of the moment.
ESSENCE.COM Feb, 18, 2011

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At the Grammy, Jada Pinkett Smith rocked a head full of soft, wild, Chaka Khan-esque coils.

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Janelle Monae rocked the Grammy stage in her signature, natural-haired pompadour pouf. So chic!

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Best New Artist Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding dazzled all with her long, full, teased-out afro.

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Nicki Minaj hit the Grammy Awards’ red carpet rocking an oversized, Bride of Frankenstein-esque, platinum afro wig. Could we expect anything less from the over-the-top rapper?

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Corinne Bailey Rae defines her natural coils by winding small sections around a 1/2 barrel curling iron.

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At the Grammy’s natural haired singer Genevieve Jackson rocked a retro 1980’s sculptural ’do.

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Television reporter Tanika Ray accentuates her shoulder-length spirals with a few sparkly amber highlights. Love!

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Actress Yaya Decosta twists her long natural coils into a wildly chic, purposely messy upsweep.

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Jill Scott sexes up her long, natural waves with a few cornrows at the front.


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