If you were born in the last 20 years you’ll know how iconic these movies’ hairstyles were and how many of our moms, aunties, and even ourselves emulated these looks.
Here are the Top 10 Iconic Black Movie Character Hairstyles, in no particular order.
1. Two Can Play That Game– Gabriel Union
Gabriel Union demolished this look with the quintessential sidechick baddie vibez aka “I’ll steal your man and he’ll buy me a Gucci purse.” Everyone has copied this style from Beyonce, Tinashe, etc…
2. Set it Off- Jada Pinkett – Smith and Queen Latifah
A cult classic that showcases us thorough and ready!
This movie was everything; from the long nails, vibrant colors , “hoochie” style and eye-catching hairstyles. The costume and hair were EPIC!
4. Poetic Justice– Janet Jackson
This is the most impactful movie hairstyle. We all have either had poetic/jumbo braids or know someone who wore these iconic braids. My top pick!
5. Foxy Brown– Pam Grier
The 70s was all about natural hair, Black Power, and natural beauty. Pam Grier embodied that look and started a trends.
6. A View To Kill – Grace Jones
Her looks were iconic but this specific set a trend. Androgynous and kick ass, all in one!
7. Boomerang– Halle Berry
This is the look that made Halle Berry a global phenomenon and a household name. Short Hair, Don’t Care! Every woman was running to her beautician asking for this look. Including my mom!
The weave was for baddies only, with a few coins. Mix that with volume and you have a look that lived throughout the 90s.
9. Wakanda– Everyone
No words can describe this epic film. Besides the acting and the cast, the costumes and the hairstyles are what really pulled this film together. This is one of my top pics for Black movie character hairstyles. Who was your favorite Wakanda character’s style? Tell us below!
10. The Players Club – Chrystale Wilson
Very similar to BAPS but with more edge and 0 F%cks given. Love this movie!