Say what you will about 2020, but there are still opportunities to find joy. On Tuesday, World Afro Day was one of them, and some celebrities really got into the spirit of the day. They took to social media to show off their beautiful kinky and curly blow outs and to pay homage to the hairstyle that Black people made popular, and everyone wants to rock.
The celebration of this iconic hairstyle began in 2017 in order to reinforce the idea that Afro textured hair is beautiful and should be revered. Today, as we continue to fight for racial equality and to end hair discrimination through the CROWN Act, it’s ever so important. So it’s endearing and inspiring to see how ladies and gentlemen around the globe jumped all in showing off their gorgeous ‘fros.
Check out the gallery to see some of the celebrities who honored World Afro Day with their own new and throwback Black hair, don’t care moments that we love.
Kerry's curls are the epitome of hair goals.
From the eyes to the lips to the big fabulous hair, Kellee is reminding anyone who ever forgot why Black is so beautiful.
Cynthia is a hair chameleon and we love when she rocks a natural 'fro like this one.
Tracee Ellis Ross
Tracee threw it back to her 2019 cover shoot with ESSENCE when she paid homage to her mother, Diana Ross, who has one of the most famous Afros in the world.
Tanika did not come to play and her Afro came to slay.
Amanda decided that we needed four times the Afro and we agree.
Tamala is giving us Foxy Brown vibes with this dazzling 'fro.
Tk and her sister Cipriana always go big and creative with their famous 'fros.
Yvette Nicole Brown
Yvette showed off her natural bedhead Afro and we're loving it.
Viola gave us a medley of her throwback Afro pics and this Academy Awards look is one of our favorites.
Jill Marie Jones
Jill Marie's Afro makes us want to pull out our pick and put up some Pam Grier posters.
The bigger the hair the longer they stare. And we can't stop gazing at Nathalie's wondrous 'fro.
Brandee showed us how the Afro has transcended eras, reigning in popularity for decades.
When we think of who gives Afro lewks, India Arie is top of mind. She didn't disappoint with her collage which included this look from the 2018 Grammy Awards.
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Tia and Tahj Mowry
Tia and Tahj were twinning with their adorable 'fros.
Sanaa's teenie weenie Afro still creates big big smiles.