The hair on these leading ladies is the stuff of legend. We talk about it, we blog about it, and admit it — we might even collect their pictures for inspiration.

Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu

Even though her signature sky high fro is a wig, Ms. Badu made it cool to strive for a BAA.

Jill Scott

Jill Scott

Actress and Grammy award-winning songstress Jill Scott proves that a simple afro can be playful and sexy.

Leela James

Leela James

Gritty R&B singer Leela James has a big voice and even bigger 'fro! Her voluminous hair makes a statement, just like her soulful music.

Shingai Shoniwa

Shingai Shoniwa

Dynamic bassist & lead singer of British band Noisettes styles her 'fro in ways we never even thought of before!

Esperanza Spalding

Esperanza Spalding

We stand in awe of her fro! And if her beautiful hair doesn't catch your attention, her smooth voice and classy bass playing should.

Muhsinah

Muhsinah

She's made a name for herself as a young female producer and singer, touring with Common and winning a Grammy for her work with R&B duo The Foreign Exchange. Her natural hair styles are just as creative has her musical abilities.

India Arie

India Arie

We have Arie to thank for our natural hair anthem - "I Am Not My Hair"! She braided it, picked it out, and even shaved it off! Her inspiring music has helped a generation embrace their natural beauty.

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Janelle Monae

Her positive music, interesting style, and Afro Pompadour has grabbed the attention of Vogue.

Nneka

Nneka

Nigerian-born Nneka is an internationally known singer and songwriter who's toured with Nas and Damian Marley. Turn up the volume on her single "Heartbeat", and shake your fro!

Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill

Who could forget L. Boogie? Though probably most recognizable with her locs, Hill's rocked that good ol' afro from time to time.

Think we missed anybody? Leave a comment below and tell us who you think should be an Afro Goddess.