9 Celebrities Who Rock Their Natural Hair

April 3, 2015
Solange Knowles, Lupita Nyong'o and Tracee Ellis Ross are all black celebrities who embrace natural hairstyles. Photo: Shutterstock.com / PR Photos
Solange Knowles, Lupita Nyong’o and Tracee Ellis Ross are all celebrities who embrace natural hairstyles. Photo: Shutterstock.com / PR Photos

The natural hair movement has seen quite a bit of support from celebrities who sport their natural locks on the red carpet and on film. Stars like Solange Knowles, Tracee Ellis Ross and Lupita Nyong’o let their Afro-hair and curls standout even if it there is pressure to relax their God-given textures. Ross wrote in Entertainment Weekly last year about the importance of seeing black women embracing their natural hair on television shows like ‘Black-ish’ and ‘How to Get Away with Murder’.

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“What I think is exciting is that to a certain extent, there is a revolution happening where black women are owning their own beauty, despite the standard of beauty that in the past has not had space for it,” the actress noted and also added, “[It’s] huge that I’m wearing my natural hair texture on ABC in prime time. As Dr. Rainbow Johnson on black-ish, I think my hair is part of the reality of this woman’s life.” Well said, Tracee! See nine natural-haired celebrities below.

Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding rocks her natural hair in a shaped style. Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com
Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding rocks an afro-hairstyle on the red carpet. Photo: Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com
Singer Janelle Monae is known for her signature pompadour hairstyle.  s_buckley / Shutterstock.com
Singer Janelle Monae is known for her signature pompadour hairstyle. Photo: s_buckley / Shutterstock.com
Actress Kimberly Elisa often wears her natural hair on the red carpet. Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com
Actress Kimberly Elisa often wears her natural hair on the red carpet. Photo: Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com
9 Celebrities Who Rock Their Natural Hair
‘Game of Thrones’ star Nathalie Emmanuel wears her hair in natural curls. Photo: Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com
Solange Knowles is known for changing up her hairstyle often. Here she is with a shaped afro. Photo:  Andrea Raffin / Shutterstock.com
Solange Knowles is known for changing up her hairstyle often. Here she is with a shaped afro. Photo: Andrea Raffin / Shutterstock.com
Tracee Ellis Ross rocks her natural hair on the ABC comedy, 'Black-ish'. Photo:  Aaron J. Thornton / PR Photos
Tracee Ellis Ross rocks her natural hair on the ABC comedy, ‘Black-ish’, and on the red carpet. Photo: Aaron J. Thornton / PR Photos
‘America’s Next Top Model’ alum Yaya DaCosta wears a natural hairstyle in a textured updo. Photo: Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos
‘America’s Next Top Model’ alum Yaya DaCosta wears a natural hairstyle in a textured updo. Photo: Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos
Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong'o rocks her natural hair in a short, tapered cut. Photo: Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com
Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o rocks her natural hair in a short, tapered cut. Photo: Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com
Viola Davis revealed her natural hair on 'How to Get Away with Murder', and here she is sporting her mane on the SAG Awards. Photo:  Jaguar PS / Shutterstock.com
Viola Davis revealed her natural hair on ‘How to Get Away with Murder’, and here she is sporting her locks at the SAG Awards. Photo: Jaguar PS / Shutterstock.com

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