If you’re on the hunt for new ‘dos, new hair inspirations or new tunes, Algebra Blessett might be the woman you have been looking for to get your new year in gear on multiple fronts.
Plus, she has the style, talent and natural hair to prove it. You might remember her 2008 debut album, Purpose, which not only made it onto the Billboard charts but reached the Top 100 and stayed there for about 14 weeks.
In 2012, she was featured on the empowering, laid back track “Black Gold” with award-winning jazz vocalist and instrumentalist, and fellow natural girl Esperanza Spalding. These days the Neo-soul singer, songwriter and guitarist is getting ready to release her sophomore album, Recovery, at the end of January.
For people who have been following her career from background vocalist for R&B heavyweights like Monica and Bilal to frontwoman of her own solo gig, they’ve been able to witness the range of looks and the transition from her super short ‘dos to her curly, kinky twist-outs.
A quick glance at her Instagram shows an array of looks from the sleek straightened look to a cute headwrap situation, but she is a natural girl through and through. Variety is the name of the game when it comes to her style. Sometimes her natural hair is braided or cornrowed, other times it’s cutely tucked away under a hat or scarf.
In the video for “Nobody But You,” the lead single from Recovery, Algebra dons a collection of different looks - long, sleek ponytails, pomp-like top buns, a cute bob, a headwrap and a simple skullcap.
If you aren’t already familiar with this woman or don’t yet consider yourself a fan, it might be time to reconsider. Her natural talent and natural hair make her an artist that curly girls can really get behind.