“I’m in love with wigs. I get them custom-made, and I have my hairstylist shape them to my head. I can go from short to long in less than a minute!” –KELLY ROWLAND”

ESSENCE editors have always understood the passionate relationship African-American women have with their hair. After a successful debut last fall, ESSENCE presents its 2nd annual Hot Hair Issue-featuring gorgeous songstress Kelly Rowland on the cover!

In Hot Hair, ESSENCE’s beauty editors once again teamed up to provide readers with even more of what they crave, including over 300 great styles, hot colors, top salons, editors’ faves and the ultimate natural hair guide.

In this special issue, the spotlight is on the former Destiny’s Child singer who is having the time of her life with concerts and her duties as an “X Factor” judge in the UK. Here, Rowland dishes to ESSENCE about her fiery hot career, her own hair evolution over the years, and the one hair accessory she can’t live without! The Hot Hair issue hits newsstands on October 13th.

Also, are you searching for a new hair style? Then get ready to check out the new ESSENCE® Hot Hair Try-On App! Upload your photo to try on over 300 celebrity styles with different hair colors and lengths to choose from. Plus, get the latest tips from ESSENCE editors, see hair evolutions of your favorite stars and share your new style on Facebook and Twitter. Coming soon to your iPad!

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