The music industry continues to mourn Joni Sledge, who passed away in her Phoenix, AZ home on March 10.
As a member of the sibling quartet Sister Sledge, Joni and her sisters (Kim, Kathy, Debbie) became pioneers of not only disco music, but the looks we’ve come to associate with that era. The late 70s and early 80s were a notable time in Black hair history, as celebrities and everyday women alike appeared to embrace all facets of our texture.
Be it bone straight, braided, picked out into a fro or otherwise, there was no one way to slay the hair game and the Sledge Sisters truly did it all.
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From the stage to the street, it’s hard to pick just one favorite beauty moment from such an iconic group. In remembrance of Joni, we look back at the quartet’s most breathtaking moments in front of the camera.
Dressed in all white and ready to slay during a performance in the ’70s.
Rocking “lobs” before the word even existed.
Fresh faced and ready for stardom.
Wide smiles for the win.
These sisters were never afraid to pump up the hair volume.
We’re going gaga over this lavender eyeshadow.
Need we say more?
Strike a pose!
Loving the hair bow ties, too!
We can’t stop staring–so gorgeous!
And whipping their hair back and forth, like true disco queens.
A mane moment we’ll never forget.