The 12 Best Hair Moments Of 2017

December 21, 2017  |  
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As women, we’ll never get tired of seeing celebs show off their crown and glory. And in 2017, we saw a number of natural beauties in particular show off their tresses, whether they just did the big chop, or sent a message to the world with their strands, or inspired us with a new style on the red carpet. Click through to see the 12 best hair moments of 2012 and the beautiful Black women who brought them to us.

poses in the press room during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.



Solange’s curls at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards

NEWARK, NJ – AUGUST 05: Actress Taraji P. Henson attends Black Girls Rock at New Jersey Performing Arts Center on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images)

Taraji P. Henson unveiling her big chop at Black Girls Rock!

PALM SPRINGS, CA – JANUARY 02: Singer-songwriter Janelle Monae arrives at the 28th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center on January 2, 2017 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

Janelle Monae sending messages through her hair at the 28th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala

THIS IS US — “Brothers” Episode 205 — Pictured: (l-r) Susan Kelechi Watson as Beth, Sterling K. Brown as Randall — (Photo by Ron Batzdorff/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Susan Kelechi Watson repping for natural hair as Beth Pearson on This Is Us

LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 05: Ledisi attends the 2017 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 5, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mindy Small/FilmMagic,)

Ledisi’s updo at the Soul Train Music Awards

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Gabrielle Union’s natural ‘fro at the screening of Fate of the Furious in Atlanta

attends the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

Issa Rae’s twisted updo at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards

Kerry Washington’s braids in Allure magazine

LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 07: Actress Tracee Ellis Ross poses in the press room at the 2017 MTV Movie and TV Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on May 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

Tracee Ellis Ross’s cornrows at the MTV Movie and TV Awards

attends the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Uzo Aduba at the Emmys

Michelle Obama’s natural reveal

We were all wondering how much of that silky press the former first lady was known for was hers and what Michelle Obama’s natural hair looked like and this was as close as we got to seeing that.

Beyoncé’s natural hair

For years people have been trying to figure out how much of Beyoncé’s signatura blonde tresses are hers and Mama Tina put all speculation to rest when she shared this photo of her daughter’s hair.


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