(November 2018 Update – Wow, it’s been 9 years since this post and natural afro hairstyles have only grown in popularity. These looks still look excellent for 2019 and beyond. Always pair hairstyles like this with a groomed and polished makeup look. I like doing these hairstyles while wearing glossy lipstick to truly stand out from the crowd with my natural hair)
10. Yasmin Warsame
I love this look.The short, cropped curls mesh gorgeously with the bodice. It makes you want to chop it all off!
9. Ajuma Naseyana
She is just too beautiful. I have blogged about her before. But I especially love this photo because it shows how cropped natural hair sets off African faces gorgeously.
8. Jill Scott
Jill doesn’t need an introduction but I think with this photo, the Afro looks majestic. The Tower of London’s crown jewels are in this picture.
7. Jessi M’bengue
M’bengue is French (and probably of Congolese or Cameroonian descent judging by her surname). I love how full her Afro looks here.
6. Yaya da Costa
Yaya looks wicked here. I love how full her hair is on both sides as well.
5. Erykah Badu
One thing I love about Erykah’s Afros is they always look different. In this picture, the curls are voluminous.
4. Kanye West
I saw this on this Kanye fan site. How gorgeous is Nia’s Hair here? Wow. I love how perfectly circular her Afro is.
3. Lauryn Hill
This is a vintage Lauryn Afro photo that I have posted before. But to me, it symbolises everything an Afro should be: iconic, classic & powerful to look at. Gorgeous!
2. Wakeema Hollis
and the 1. is…Wakeema Hollis, encore une fois!
To me, her Natural Afro is everything I want my Afro to be: quirky, individual and just beautiful! Work it!
Bubbling Under: Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Izibor & India Arie
What do you think of this list?