We’re counting down the days until the ESSENCE Music Festival takes over New Orleans for what’s bound to be the hottest weekend of the year! While we love taking in the celeb sightings, hearing that good ol’ jazz music on Bourbon Street and dining on savory N’awlins-style cuisine, we also delight in spotting some of the flavorful celeb hairstyles that hit the Superdome stage.

Over the years, naturalistas such as Lalah Hathaway, Erykah Badu, and Angie Stone have garnered standing ovations during EMF. This year’s lineup includes curly girls Marsha Ambrsious & Ledisi. Here’s a flashback of the sassy natural ‘dos we’ve seen on the ESSENCE Festival stage.