Political activist Angela Davis popularized larger-than-life hair when she proudly rocked her afro in the 60’s.
In the late ‘60s, few afros were as powerfully majestic as Marsha Hunt’s.The singer,actress and model lit up the stage in skintight buckskin pants, belly-baring halters and that awe-inspiring cloud of hair.
Actress Diahann Carroll is one of the great beauties of our time. Her luxurious halo of curls is simply stunning.
In the Seventies, Pam Grier made a name for herself not only for her iconic roles in blaxploitation flicks like Foxxy Brown, but also for her super-big, sexy afro.
On her first solo tour of Britain, Diana Ross rocked a head full of voluminous ringlets—a real departure from the structured Supremes bouffants of the Sixties.
At a party with photographer Steven Meisel, Naomi Campbell rocked an oversized, Angela Davis-esque afro.
Chaka hits the stage with Rufus rocking an enormous, fluffy ’fro.
Iman hit an Interview party sporting a cherry red mane overflowing with face-framing, high-volume spirals.
Out of all the years we’ve been Beyonce fans, this lavish ‘do is the biggest hair we’ve ever seen on Bey!
Erykah Badu stays true to her roots rocking a striking, full afro.
Macy Gray has made her full, flourishing afro into her trademark hairdo over the years.
When Kelis first landed on the scene, curly girls everywhere were in love with her big, bright spirals.
At an Oscar party, Lauryn Hill sported an oversize coily wig and Harlequin-style makeup. Don’t you love this look?
At one of her concerts, Jill Scott channeled ’70s glamazons with her oversized, multi-hued afro.
Tanika Ray creates fro-like appeal with this full style in rich, golden-brown hues.
Never one to shy away from a show-stopping ’do, Erykah Badu hits the stage in an all-encompassing afro.
All eyes were on Kelly Rowland when she traded in her signature, sleek hair for huge, Chaka Khan-esque tresses.
Serena Williams scored big when she rocked a cascade of full, lush ringlets.
Marsha Ambrosius sported a modern take on the ’fro with a tumble of natural ringlets with subtle highlights. Love it!
We don’t know what’s more impressive, that Esperanza Spalding took home this year’s Best New Artist Grammy…or her perfectly shaped, lustrous afro!
Jada Pinkett Smith modernizes her fluffy hair by creating looser curls that frame her face perfectly.
Kimberly Elise made a bold mane statement when she let loose her natural curls for a care-free summer style.
With her clear caramel skin and riot of natural ringlets, Vanessa A. Williams is absolutely glowing.
Nicki Minaj remixes the classic afro by giving her platinum tendrils an angular shape.
Beyonce made waves- literally and figuratively- when she debuted her new, shoulder-length spirals this summer.
Rihanna went for high-drama with a fierce, frizzed-out style in a crimson hue we adore!
At the ESSENCE and BET party honoring Tracee Ellis Ross, the lady of the hour looked lovely wearing a lush, curly ’do.
Solange is currently the leader of the pack when it comes to flaunting her beautiful, kinky-textured tresses.
Solange takes her hair to new heights by adding a funky and chic side part.
Whether short or long, we’re coveting Solange’s afro-chic looks!