Sleek topknots and nape-grazing chignons are simply chic. Pair them with pretty pompadours for a modern spin on a classic. Here Melanie Fiona takes it to another level.
Anika Noni Rose
Buzzworthy asymmetrical cuts are daring. Try softening sharp lines with curls. Here, Cassie looks rock star fab.
Laurie Ann Gibson
Make folks warm for your form by going short and sassy. Bowl cuts with long fringe asymmetrical as well as curly and straight strands, color accents and tapered sides are truly award-winning. Fantasia looks great in this hair trend.
Tight or loose spirals speak volumes with layers, highlights or with slicked back fronts and sides. These coifs prove that size does matter: Bigger is definitely always better. Take a look at Wendy Raquel Robinson’s chic tresses.
Holly Robinson Peete
Bold blond streaks on the crown against a darker canvas command attention whether the hue frames the face or is flipped up and away. We love Eva Marcille’s pop of color!
Mary J. Blige
No wonder the spotlight has been cast on these freshly modern cuts that hover around (or above) the shoulder. Choppy layers, side-swept bangs, blunt edges, color, curls and texture offer a flattering and sculpted finish with flair to spare. How lovely does Serena Williams look with this ’do?
The drama is in the details when it comes to longer locks. These standout sisters command attention with sexy curls, soft waves, center parts, face-framing layers and fabulous fringe benefits that scream femininity. Gabrielle Union’s hair looks fun and flirty with those cute waves.
Vanessa L. Williams
Keisha Knight Pulliam