In the overwhelming digital climate, some of us (*raises hand*) still get excited about covers! And today is no different. A few of our musical favorites have landed the May issue of Essence magazine. Erykah Badu, Ledisi and Solange are songbirds in their own right, dishing with the mag about learning to love their ‘natural beauty’.
Ledisi on not taking what grows from her scalp too seriously:
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.
Solange on self-expression:
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.
Erykah Badu on what inspires her style:
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.
Essence’s Beauty Issue is now on stands.