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)!
Who are your curly icons?
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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
lets me know what's up.
Traci Ellis Ross mos def! Check out my post about it:
esperanza spalding and eryka badu hands down! I love me some big fros!
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!
Marsha Ambrosius, Goapele, Amiel Lauriex
who wakes up thinking "i wish i looked like Albert Einstein"? …what a list
Teyana Taylor and HairCrush on Youtube. I watch her videos just to look at that awe inspiring mane
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:
Shout out to the individuals who acknowledged Janelle Monae and Tracie Thoms! I love them!
Corrine bailey rae, teyana taylor, diana ross, noemie lenoir, tracie thoms, wakeema hollis 🙂
I meant to write Roshumba WilliaMs
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.
I know I could never have it but I love Kangana Ranauts' hair
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
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
1. Rachel True
not a good list if your focus is geared towards the readers of this site
Racheal's Fav (in no ordeer)
1. Yaya Decosta
4. Lauryn Hill
5. Erykah Badu
6. Tracee Ellis Ross
7. Angela Davis
8. Pam Grier
9. Jill Scott
10. Esperanza Spalding
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Chaka Khan, Diana Ross, Tracee Ellis Ross and Dr. Phoenyx Austin!
Not a good list- at least for this site's readers. Howard Stern? Come on.
disappointing list 🙁
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. 🙂
Jill Scott, Whoopi Goldberg, Wanda Sykes, Solange Knowles, Esperanza Spalding, Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, Lisa Gaye Hamilton…