The ESSENCE Music Festival is only one day away—and we can’t wait to see the downright dazzling lineup of entertainers. Truth be told, we also can’t wait to check out their hairstyles! The festival boats some of the industry’s most stylish songstresses, and we’re sure they’ll be setting some new tress trends this weekend. From Janet Jackson’s crisp crop to Mary J. Blige’s retro bowl cut, here are the EMF headliner’s hottest hair looks.
Alicia Keys stays on the coif cutting edge with this half-up/half-down, pompadour style. So sexy with her feline eyeliner!
Here, Jill Scott lets her fabulous head of natural hair fly free, separating out a few gossamer-thin cornrows in the front.
When it comes to her music, Ledisi always marches to the beat of her own drum—and her mane moves are no different. We think her bright red, curly dreadlocks are so fierce and flirty!
Whether she wears her waist-length locks loose and long, or swept up in a pompadour, Melanie Fiona’s hair is always soft, perfectly tousled and ultra-romantic.
Chrisette Michelle is the ultimate coif chameleon—a couple of months ago, she shaved off her strands and started fresh. Her flippy bangs are to die for.
At the BET Awards, Keri Hilson debuted her brand new, super-blonde asymmetric wedge cut. So fly with her purple eyeshadow…
Mary J. Blige’s golden-streaked bowl cut is the last word in retro chic! Her eyelash-grazing bangs are so elegant with the glamorous drop earrings.