Queens of versatility

By Drum Digital
28 August 2014

These women aren't afraid to play around with length, texture or colour and we love it!

We're just a few days shy of being officially kicked into Spring.

Many people like to usher this fun season in with new hair, a sexy new figure  or a whole new wardrobe.

If you were thinking about changing your hair - whether processed or not - we've put together a list of some of our favourite hair risk-takers for some inspiration.

Solange Knowles

solangeknowlesstraightSolange Knowles has made a name for herself as one to watch regarding all things style and fashion. Her ability to pull off the edgy urban chic look and more refined, glamorous image equally as beautifully is enough to earn this beauty the "fashion icon" title.

Chrisette Michele

chrisettemichelestraightSpeaking of edge, we love singer Chrisette Michele's ability to add soulful grit to all her looks. Whether it's a retro "German/fade" cut or a quirky pixie cut, the songstress always christens her looks with a touch of sass.

Penny Lebyane

The ever-classy Penny Lebyane has recently been seen sporting an afro. If you, like Penny, are into all things chic then go for a simple combed out fro as she's done in the above picture. Follow hair tips  from our "Drum Hair" section to see how you can care for your tresses from home.


Penny displays the versatility of her afro with a picture of her treated and styled hair, sans relaxer. It can be done, ladies.

pennylebyaneweaveMs Lebyane is no stranger to switching things up. See her here all weaved up and looking great.


erykahstraightMs Badu is the ultimate trendsetter, having burst onto the music scene in her famous head wraps. Unafraid of change and pushing boundaries she has gone bald, blonde, braided and - as can be seen above - from huge afro to long and sleek. Take some inspiration from Erykah and try your hand at one of these looks.

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Jill Scott

Jilly from Philly is gorgeous regardless of what she's done to her hair. Let her confidence rub off on you and try her natural afro with a hint of colour or her beautiful, sculpted straight hair.


boitystraightThis beauty is a clear example of how hair can transform how you look. Boity Thulo instantly turned her sexy up a few notches when she went for a super-short, blonde do.

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Viola-DavisstraightLast but certainly not least is award-winning actress Viola Davis. She manages to sprinkle her regal goddess sparkle to both looks with great ease, looking amazing in both her natural and processed locks.

These ladies should serve as an indicator of how easy it is to go from "cute" to va-va-voom with a simple hairstyle switch.

Which of these starlets will your spring look inspiration come from?

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