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April 6, 2011

Ten Iconic Curly Celebrities


Naturallycurly writes;

From Shaun White to Chaka Khan, there are so many great curlies to choose from (though never enough, right?) that we had a hard time whittling it down to just 10—5 curly guys and 5 curly gals. We chose these curlies based on varying factors: Are they natural (most of the time at least)? Do they represent curlies? Do they wear their curls proudly? Do we associate them with curly hair?

Here are our picks for Ten Iconic Curlies from old school to present day (and we mean old school). Ladies first, of course (but other than that, no particular order)!

Read on...

Who are your curly icons?

22 Chime in!:

Anonymous said...

Jill Scott, Whoopi Goldberg, Wanda Sykes, Solange Knowles, Esperanza Spalding, Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, Lisa Gaye Hamilton...

Miah said...

i posted a picture of shaka khan and nicki minaj on facebook. the resemblance is scary and I am not the only one who thinks so! Please, feel free to do the comparison. :)

Anonymous said...

disappointing list :(

Anonymous said...

Not a good list- at least for this site's readers. Howard Stern? Come on.

Anonymous said...

Chaka Khan, Diana Ross, Tracee Ellis Ross and Dr. Phoenyx Austin!

RAYdient said...
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RAYdient said...

not a good list if your focus is geared towards the readers of this site

Racheal's Fav (in no ordeer)

1. Yaya Decosta
2. Chili
3. Solange
4. Lauryn Hill
5. Erykah Badu
6. Tracee Ellis Ross
7. Angela Davis
8. Pam Grier
9. Jill Scott
10. Esperanza Spalding

RAYdient said...

honorable mention

1. Rachel True
2. Kelis

Anonymous said...

Bogus list! Only Shirley Temple, Bernadette Peters and Slash rate as CURLY. The others either have WAVY hair or wear wigs. Plus how can the male list leave out Fredrick Douglas, Phillip Michael Thomas and Justin Timberlake???

Some of my icons - Tanika Ray, Kelis, Melba Moore, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Bernadette Peters, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

ikkintravel said...

Wanda Sykes, Esperanza, Michelle Hurd, Chaka Khan and even SJP. I dont know what kind of hair Diana Ross has hiding under her wigs, but I like her curly and long afro wigs

Anonymous said...

I know I could never have it but I love Kangana Ranauts' hair

Anonymous said...

Roshumba Willians (the TWA years), Rachel True, Janelle Monae, Rae Dawn Chong, Jill Scott, Mari Morrow, Tamara Tunie, Karyn Bryant, Gloria Reuben and Esperanza Spalding.

Anonymous said...

I meant to write Roshumba WilliaMs

socialitedreams said...

Corrine bailey rae, teyana taylor, diana ross, noemie lenoir, tracie thoms, wakeema hollis :)

Vonnie
http://www.socialitedreams.com/

Anonymous said...

I was thinking the same when I was going through the pics. With each click I became more and more disappointed.

I have some of my own:

Me'shell Ndegeocello
Laura Izibor
Assata Shakur

Shout out to the individuals who acknowledged Janelle Monae and Tracie Thoms! I love them!

Anonymous said...

Teyana Taylor and HairCrush on Youtube. I watch her videos just to look at that awe inspiring mane

Anonymous said...

who wakes up thinking "i wish i looked like Albert Einstein"? ...what a list

bludini1 said...

Marsha Ambrosius, Goapele, Amiel Lauriex

nellboogie said...

I agree with the list we are compiling on this site! I wanted to add Lisa Nicole Carson of "Love Jones" and "Ally Mcbeal" fame...Love her big hair!

Tia said...

esperanza spalding and eryka badu hands down! I love me some big fros!

Curly Chic said...

Traci Ellis Ross mos def! Check out my post about it:
http://curlychics.blogspot.com/2010/11/who-is-your-natural-hair-idol.html

NikNak said...

I stopped after I read them call Chaka Khan's mane "4b." It's kind of a reminder of how stupid the hair-typing system is, but the fact that they can look at Chaka Khan's hair and say it looks the same as say this woman's hair
http://cottonnappy.tripod.com/pictures/long_hair_fantasy--ponytail.jpg

lets me know what's up.

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