Jill Scott on the Cover of Essence Magazine

Jill Scott graces the cover of Essence's October issue with her amazing natural hair. Jill who has previously relaxed her hair for over two years, is stepping out into the spotlight and onto a Essence’s cover with her natural hair. We got a preview of this new ‘do from Jill at her performance at the Somersot House in England where she rocked her big chopped hair on stage.

This is the second time Jill has stepped out into the spotlight with a natural hair style and we think she looks beautiful, radiant and better than ever. We're sure the natural hair community is very happy to see her rocking her naturally curly hair again. We know Jill is a fan of weaves wigs, blow-drying and straightening her hair, but we think her natural hair looks best! There's nothing wrong with trying different hairstyles or experimenting, but our vote is natural!

Here is a preview of what you’ll read in the October issue of Essence:

"Jill Scott has much to be excited about these days. After a tumultuous few years that saw the end of her first marriage, a broken engagement to her son’s father, an acrimonious split from her longtime record label Hidden Beach and the abrupt end of her HBO series The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, life is looking up for the singer. She’s a mother and a maverick; she’s starring in a TV movie — Lifetime’s all-Black revamp of the 1980s classic Steel Magnolias — and she’s still packing in crowds on tour. Here, the soulful songstress—rocking a close-cropped natural for the October issue cover—talks to ESSENCE about 'the lights coming on' after turning 40, finding her stride…and what’s next on the horizon."

Exclusive excerpt from Lola Ogunnaike's October cover story:

"Scott has always enjoyed experimenting with her hair and loves a good wig — 'hair hats,' she calls them — but lately she's been rocking a close-cropped natural. It suits her. 'This,' she says, stroking her head, 'is the simplest form of myself. I look in the mirror and it's like, Hey, there you go. What's up, girl?'"

Make sure to check out the October issue of Essence, on stands now, to read the full story.

Read on to find out how to get Jill’s cover girl look.