2. janelle monÁe
Janelle Monáe served us looks on looks on looks in her Dirty Computer visual album which were all just iconic but these jumbo braids with the ombré hair… YES just YES!
3. amandla stenberg
We loved and are still in love with this box braid bob with the blunt cut ends Amandla wore on the red carpet to the BFI London Film Festival
4. sanaa lathan
In a powerful and bold move for anyone, not just an actor, Sanaa Lathan shaved her hair off for her role in Nappily Ever After. This level of carefree is where I aspire to be.
After SZA posted this on instagram was it a coincidence that we saw and still see so many daring to try this look? I think not! The highlighter/neon/lime green straight wig was a LOOK last year and it was apparently SZA’s most liked instagram post.. until she removed it
6. Gabrielle union
Although we rarely see Gabrielle Union’s natural tresses, we know she has a gorgeous head of hair (and face). Which is why it came as a shock, or a welcomed surprise if you will, when she announced that she had significantly had her own hair cut for the first time ever in June 2018. Still love it either way. This pinned side swept asymmetrical bob is so cute!
7. Lena waithe
Another memorable cut was when Lena Waithe cut off her signature locs. She said she now feels “so free and so happy and so joyful, and I really stepped into myself”
While Lena Waithe got rid of her locs, Rihanna adorned faux locs in her role as Nine Ball in Ocean’s 8. The thickness, the length and the general effortless cool of these locs, only Rihanna could have pulled this off!
9. nicki minaj
Despite that infamous fight at NYFW, Nicki Minaj’s looks stayed flawless. We Especially loved this wet look lilac to purple ombré bob
10. nicki minaj
Yes another signature bright hairstyle from Nicki because, well, this rainbow coloured wig was everything!
11. viola davis
This gorgeous curly Afro Viola Davis had at the Golden Globes was seen as a duel sense of resistance coupled with the ‘all black’ looks most of the celebs wore in support of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements at award shows that year.
12. Janet jackson
Janet Jackson donned this glorious sky-scraping ultra high wrapped ponytail on the Black Girls Rock red carpet. Her boldest look in a while!
2018 was a huge year for the Queen Bey so we couldn’t just pick one.
Who could forget the now immortalised half up half down curly hair style she wore headlining Coachella (Beychella)
Her revolutionary Vogue magazine shoot saw her show off her beautiful natural curls in effortlessly chic styles including these cornrows
That time when Beyoncé paid homage to to the great r&b songstress Toni Braxton in a short black wig! Love the darker hair looks on her!