Iconic African American Hair

February is African American History Month. For generations of women, these African American legends helped pave the way to self-acceptance by wearing their hair with the swagger of true glamour icons. From Josephine Baker’s flapper ringlets to Diana Ross’s disco days afro, hair was not only a form of creative expression, but it captured the cultural zeitgeist of entire social eras.

Josephine Baker

Dorothy Dandridge

Grace Jones

Marsha Hunt

Billie Holiday

Diana Ross

Erykah Badu

Lisa Bonet


Donyale Luna

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