Stars Who Do it BIG… With Their Hair

December 1, 2011  |  
1 of 9

Don’t you just love it give when celebrities give Hollywood’s beauty standards a major side eye? In a world where straight hair has become the norm, big hair has all the reason to stand out more. From super kinky coils to looser curls, these ladies put the fabulosity in all we know big hair to be.

First up…


When you look years back to when we were first introduced to Solo, she has obviously done a complete 180 by revamping her style, hair, music— everything! At this point, I think she can get away with almost anything because she’s so comfortable in her skin and you can tell. Her big hair—no matter how she chooses to wear it— works with her non-conformist style and personality. Two thumbs up!

Janelle Monae

We’re so used to seeing her with her signature front and center pompadour that sets her apart from everyone else, but she looks stunning with her hair all out. I say she should change it up a bit and let it loose more often, what do you think? Either way, she’s a gorgeous girl who doesn’t seem fazed by the pressure to have straight hair. Although, you just never know when these stars are gonna switch it up on ya…

Diana & Tracee Ross

Like mother like daughter! We know Diana Ross to be the queen of big hair, something Tracee was lucky enough to inherit from her mama. This mother-daughter duo always looks glam in their big hair with not a single ounce of shame in their game. Can we say hair envy?


Bey looks beautiful with big hair and I think it’d look even better if she reverted back to being a brunette. Big hair on her is always a breath of fresh air because she’s constantly sporting the straight hair, which gets boring after a while. All for Bey’s big hair say “aye!”

Jill Scott

Jill has switched it up many-a-time, but always finds her way back to her crowning glory! Her gorgeous locks light up her face, making her presence radiate even more. Big hair… big voice… big is where it’s at!

Erykah Badu

Erykah wouldn’t be Erykah if she wasn’t doing something funky-cool with her hair. One of my favorite looks on her has to be her immensely huge cottony fro. It does all the talking that accessories aren’t even necessary. Gawjus honey, gawjus!

Esperanza Spalding

Most know her as a brilliant jazz musician and composer, while others label her as the chick that “stole” Justin Bieber’s Grammy—ha, yea right. I think we can all agree on one thing though, her hair is the business…even Beibs knows it!


Everything about her screams the truth—her music, persona, oh and of course hair! She is very much connected with her identity and Nigerian roots; definitely not the type that would straighten her hair for the sake of Hollywood glam and I love that about her!

Who does it big in your book?

More on Madame Noire!

Trending on MadameNoire

View Comments
Comment Disclaimer: Comments that contain profane or derogatory language, video links or exceed 200 words will require approval by a moderator before appearing in the comment section. XOXO-MN
blog comments powered by Disqus