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The queen of new hair icons, Rihanna has tried every length and color under the sun. Last week, she rocked out in a riot of ringlets on tour in Minneapolis.
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With this smooth shoulder-length ’do, Rihanna looks every inch the elegant glamour girl.
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We’re obsessed with Rihanna’s full, fluffy, Ann-Margret-inspired coif.
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Whether it’s Solange with her funky-cool ’fro, or Rihanna with her parade of fire-engine-red styles, these seventeen tress trendsetters are the new hair icons to watch.
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Solange channels early 90’s vixens with this long, braided style.
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Here, she adds coily twists to her TWA.
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This model-turned-actress is fast becoming a natural hair role model. Her cool updo’s are always the height of chic (no pun intended).
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YaYa goes for a soft, feminine look with a precisely curled upsweep.
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YaYa goes for a wild, sex kitten-vibe with her natural blowout.
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From a multicolored bob to a platinum, Bride of Frankenstein-meets-Marie Antoinette bouffant, Ms. Minaj’s over the top wigs are almost as famous as her killer rhymes.
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Nicki goes for a sugary-sweet look in her signature candy pink wig.
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At an event last year, all eyes were on Nicki with her Rainbow Brite, color-blocked coif.
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This pint-size pop star has little girls (and quite a few grownups) whipping their hair back and forth! Whether she’s rocking braids or a side-shave, her styles are always inspired.
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At an awards show, Willow rocked a sky-high pompadour paired with a long ponytail.
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Here, the darling ten year-old sports her natural waves in a New Wave-inspired pouf.
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Eva Marcille has rocked every style from long curls to a barely-there buzz. And now her white-blonde pixie has spawned zillions of imitators. So stunning!
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At an early fashion show, Marcille rocked a finger-styled, coppery brown ’do.
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Here, the model/actress rocks her short curls in volumized, two-toned pompadour.
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Whether Melanie Fiona’s long, black locks are worn wavy and loose, or swept up in a haute hippie bun, she always looks dazzling.
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Fiona sweeps her long, jet-black waves over a shoulder for an easy-breezy look.
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Here, Fiona strikes an elegant chord by pairing a low ponytail with a vampy, wine-stained lip.
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In the past year, Keri Hilson has gone from brunette to platinum; cute pixie to Marilyn-inspired curls; and now she’s rocking an asymmetric bob. We love her fearlessness!
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Recently, Hilson’s been hitting the party circuit in shoulder-length, platinum waves.
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Keri’s short, honey-blonde crop spawned a zillion imitations.
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Katerina Graham always rocks her long, dark waves in fashion-forward styles like funky, asymmetric updos and loose braids.
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Katerina looks stunning in a teased, curly updo and look-at-me lashes.
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Here, Graham goes for a casual chic style with this loose side ponytail.
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We credit British songbird Estelle with single-handedly bringing back the short bowl cut! This tress trendsetter is always at the forefront of what’s cool and edgy.
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Here, the British songstress lengthens her locks with some wavy, chin-length pieces.
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At the BET Awards, Estelle turned heads in a dramatic, uber-short pixie.
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Dirty Money’s Kalenna Harper and Dawn Richard are always pushing boundaries when it comes to their hairstyles. Whether it’s a two-toned rooster cut or a Louise Brooks bob, these girls are fierce.
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On “106 and Park,” the Dirty Money girls looked fierce in their glossy, asymmetric bangs.
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We love Dawn’s single platinum stripe and Kalenna’s smooth, jet-black side-swoop.
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Esperanza Spalding may have won the Grammy for Best New Artist this year, but everyone was looking at her hair. Her lush, oversized afro is beyond chic — and she knows it!
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At the Grammy’s, Spalding hit the red carpet in an elegant afro upsweep.
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Here, she poses with her Best New Artist Grammy…and the fluffiest, softest-look ’fro on the face of the Earth!
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The former Floetry singer’s curly natural bob is quickly becoming as famous as her gorgeous, sultry voice.
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Marsha’s natural strands are very versatile! Here, she sports a flat-ironed, softly layered cut.
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The singer looks so cool in her bouncy, bronze-streaked curls.
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We can’t be totally sure that Cassie started the side-shave trend, but she was definitely one of the first — and now everyone and their auntie is rocking this edgy look.
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Cassie takes a break from her usual cutting-edge styles with a gorgeous oversize bun.
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Here, the stunning model/singer sports a messy updo with a long, swooping bang.
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When Kanye’s former girlfriend stepped on the scene with an almost-bald buzz cut and a fashion pout, a trend was born.
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Paired with bronzed skin and dangly earrings, Amber Rose’s buzz cut looks oh-so-feminine.
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Shades and crimson lipstick add edge to Rose’s platinum buzz cut.
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The lead singer of the “Noisettes” is well-known for her sculptural, imaginative natural hairstyles. We love her devotion to whimsical hair accessories.
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The singer looks positively regal in this mile-high upsweep.
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With matte, strawberry pink lips and pearly eyeshadow, Shoniwa adds a flirty touch to her edgy pompadour.
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