Natural Hair Beauties Ledisi, Solange and Erykah Badu, Take Over Essence Magazine Cover

This month, ESSENCE’s May 2014 issue gives readers not just one, but three exciting covers to choose from! See how natural beauties Ledisi, Solange and Erykah Badu each rock their own cover moment—while also sharing their personal definition of style and beauty.


Erykah Badu on hair as art

“I view my hair and clothes as functional art. I’m my own stylist and I love it, but I am not trying to make a statement.”

Solange on her evolving style

“We all have the option of how we want to express ourselves through our life, hair, style or whatever we decide. We shouldn’t be pigeonholed into any one category.” ENCVR0514_Ledisi

Ledisi on her natural hair: 

“Although I’m known for my long, colorful locs, I still don’t take my hair too seriously. “I experiment a lot, dyeing it and constantly switching styles to grab attention. My hair is one of my best accessories and changing it helps express who I am.”


ESSENCE’s May issue hits newsstands on April 4th. For more on the ladies and the rest of this month’s issue, visit ESSENCE.com!

Which cover will you buy?

About Jenell B Stewart

Jenell Stewart MS, the founder and editor in chief of the award winning website KinkyCurlyCoilyMe.com dedicates most of her free time educating and uplifting women with natural hair by way of her extremely popular website and YouTube channel. Jenell has been featured in Essence Magazine, Black Enterprise.com, and starred on the Dr.Oz television show as a Beauty Expert. In 2012 she was named one of Essences top Instagramers and that same year KinkyCurlyCoilyMe won an award for “Favorite Website” of the Natural Hair Community.
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