Back in the mid-80’s, Salt, Pepa and Spinderella made asymmetric mushroom cuts the hip hop ’do du jour.
Adelaina Martinez, aka The Real Roxanne (seen here with Jam Master Jay) came on the scene with a blonde poodle perm as over-the-top as her answer record to UTFO’s “Roxanne Roxanne.”
The “Supersonic” rappers (whose name stood for Just, Jammin’, Fresh And Def) were all about feathered sides and fluffy bangs.
When the Queen was just a newbie rapper, she rocked a short, roller-set style with shaved sides. Love the Dwayne Wayne flip-up glasses!
During an appearance on MTV, the “Buffalo Stance” MC sported the look she made famous: a tumble of jet-black, perfectly defined ringlets.
Lauryn Hill’s stunning, lush dreadlocks enchanted a generation of girls…and her Grammy-winning solo album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” wasn’t so bad, either.
At an all-star tribute to Bob Marley, the Philadelphia MC rocked her signature look — a super-short, androgynous natural.
Da Brat was known for her kooky ’dos, like the cornrowed pigtails she wore to the 1999 Lady of Soul Awards.
The only thing more outrageous than Lil Kim’s lyrics? Her eclectic wig collection! She sported a platinum, Lil Bo Peep style at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.
Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes was crazy, sexy and cool with her intricate, braided ponytails.
At an MTV VMA after-party, Foxy Brown sported her now-iconic hairstyle — a long, jet-black, wavy weave.
This Philadelphia-born rapper (and former girlfriend of Notorious B.I.G.) always made an entrance with her neon-bright, cherry red tresses.
At a Fuse party, Atlanta-based rapper Trina rocked long, copper-streaked curls with eyelash-grazing bangs. So pretty!
Missy Elliot rocked her signature short, streaked, heavy-banged crop on an episode of MTV’s TRL.
The current queen of hip hop, Nicki Minaj rocked the Billboard Music Awards in a long, flowing, cotton candy pink wig.