21 Black Girl-Approved Ways To Show Off In Rapunzel Hair

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Long hair, don't care! 

Nikki Brown Mar, 23, 2017

The magic of textured hair lies in its versatility. Whether it’s curly, kinky or coiled, manipulating each strand into literally any style is possible, thanks to its ability to withstand all kinds of styling methods.

Although we love seeing afros and braids on the red carpet, it seems rapunzel-style hair is having a moment among the A-list.

For the past few weeks, record-breaking rapper Nicki Minaj has been slaying in strands that literally sweep the floor, proving that her beauty choices are as bold as her personality.


And let’s not forget Beyonce and Rihanna, who also opted for seriously long extensions at this year’s Grammy Awards.

Rapunzel hair isn’t exclusive to straight strands, either. Keep scrolling to see 20 more photos of famous women putting their own spin on the classic style.  

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1 of 20 Kevin Mazur

Proving that rapunzel hair doesn't always have to be long and loose, the supermodel styled hers into a braid for the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards.

2 of 20 Presley Ann Slack

And for the 2017  AmFAR New York Gala, she styled her signature strands into mermaid waves. 

3 of 20 Steve Granitz

For the 2017 Grammy Awards, RiRi opted for cascading auburn waves. 

4 of 20 Franck Prevel

And back in 2011, she looked like a real life mermaid during her red hair phase. 

5 of 20 Jason LaVeris

The expectant mother owned music's biggest night in hair that went beyond her pregnant belly. 

6 of 20 John Lamparski

And last year, she slayed our entire existence in this braided ponytail at the Tidal x 1020 concert. 

7 of 20 Cindy Ord

In October 2016 and just before announcing her second pregnancy, CiCi took our breath away in a cream pant suit and these beautiful blonde waves. 

8 of 20 Jamie McCarthy

Long before A Seat At The Table--2012 to be exact--the Grammy winner sported extra long box braids. 

9 of 20 Noam Galai

Our favorite unicorn is known for her long and luscious purple locks. 

10 of 20 JB Lacroix

Earlier this week, the singer and actress hid her onyx locks under these straight, blonde strands. Are you feelin' it?

11 of 20 Michael Loccisano

For VH1's 2016 Divas Holiday, the singer and actress smoldered on the red carpet in extra long tresses. 

12 of 20 Kevin Winter/BET

The singer's floor swept shoestring braids captured everyone's attention at the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards.

13 of 20 Allen Berezovsky

At the most recent American Music Awards, the Hidden Figures star gave us life in this wavy low ponytail. Perfection! 

14 of 20 Pascal Le Segretain

The Canadian model opted for long black hair while perusing Paris Fashion Week's Fall/Winter 2017/2018 season. 

15 of 20 Jason LaVeris

The Grammy-winner's birthday is Oct. 13.

16 of 20 Aurora Rose

Lala is another one of our favorite hair chameleons, often wearing long hairstyles that remind us of Rapunzel. 


The actress put her own twist--literally--on rapunzel hair at the BET Awards. 

18 of 20 Brad Barket

Since returning to the music scene two years ago, the rapper has shown us that there are a million and one ways to slay in long hair. 

19 of 20 Rabbani and Solimene Photography

The carefree icon celebrates her birthday Nov. 16.

20 of 20 Gus Stewart

The singer, who is currently on tour, slays in a bevy of hairstyles, including cascading waves.