Celebrity Afros We’re Swooning Over This Year
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These celebs are the ultimate in afrospiration. Whether they’re rocking a fro that’s cropped close and dyed cream blonde, braided in the front and accessorized in the back, or just divalicious and out-to-there, these ladies prove it’s always best to flaunt what you’ve got. If you’re hesitating about going natural, click through for the most iconic celeb afros this year—your curls will thank you.
Celeb stylist Larry Sims keeps Gabrielle Union’s curls consistently flawless because bigger is better.
Stylist and self-proclaimed curl queen Nai’vasha slays Yara Shahidi’s locks, parting her fierce fro into adorbz puffs.
Tracee Ellis Ross
Superstar stylist Araxi Lindsey has been keeping the cast of Black-ish qute since day one—it’s no wonder Tracee Ellis Ross’ curls always are mega mane majik.
Your hair is 90% of your selfie and Uzo Aduba’s dope locks make any snap picture perfect.
We caught all the feels watching Sanaa Lathan’s hair journey in Nappily Ever After. We think she looks better than ever with healthy, short hair courtesy of celeb slayer Larry Sims.
Vanilla cream, anyone? Celeb colorist Sarah Louise Keane created a truly personal look for eternal muse Adwoa Aboah. Afros in striking colors, whether pastel or cream blonde are a for-sure way to standout.
Our fave Insecure funny girl, Natasha Rothwell is always on camera natural and always looks great – is there a correlation? Most definitely.
The man responsible for Lupita’s mane, stylist Vernon Francois, also keeps Amandla Stenberg’s fro larger than life. Big hair don’t care is definitive diva ‘do whether on the red carpet or street.
Texture king, JAWARA takes Solange’s locks to ethereal levels.
Vernon Francois is Hollywood’s afro go-to. If there’s any doubts, peep Sydelle Noel’s poppin’ curls. A yellow dress added to the mix is all that’s needed to look equal parts carefree and sexy.
Singer, songwriter, rapper and dancer Fleur East sports a fro and intricate braiding at the crown, showing how a protective style blended into a full head of hair is the best of both worlds.
Grammy award winning bassist and singer Esperanza Spalding’s hair is like her talents, both go for days.
Enhle Mbali Maphumulo
Posing for World Afro Day actress Enhle Mbali Maphumulo makes an inarguable case for going natural, with no words.