Whether it’s a turban or any other African headgear, these 10 international celebrities have shown they are not afraid to make a bold fashion and style statement by wearing these African head wraps, popularly known as the turban or the Gele headwrap by Nigerians. Some of them have rocked it on several occasions on magazine covers and features, red carpet events, on a casual day out, and much more. For some like music artist, Erykah Badu, it is their signature look and they have rocked it with pride for years.
Beyonce Knowles African Head Wrap
Beyonce Knowles loves African attires and the African head wrap is not left out in her style. The “Crazy In Love” singer and mother of one who has been seen rocking the African print on several occasions is also a fan of the African head wrap. Whether it’s a turban, a Nigerian gele, or other African print scarves, the multiple award-winning star has rocked it all.
Kelly Rowland African Head Wrap
American singer and mother of one, Kelly Rowland has been seen rocking the African headwrap on a few occasions. While there are many styles of African head wraps. The former Destiny’s Child and “Dilemma” singer went for the turban.
Whether you’re rocking your natural kinky hair, straightened hair, braided or twisted hair – the turban headgear is a very versatile style of African scarf to can incorporate easily with your hairstyle and add a more dramatic and glamorous edge to your look.
Solange needs an entire post dedicated to her many head wraps. The younger sister to Beyonce and mother of one has been seen rocking the African head wrap in many ways and on several occasions. But the head wrap is not the only African style the mother of one has been seen rocking. She is also a fan of African print and has been seen rocking several African print attires.
American singer, actress, model and songwriter, Brandy made a bold fashion statement in 2013 when she completed her look with this colourful print headgear. The “boy is mine” singer was wearing an orange vintage print dress and a pair of high laced leather boots when she matched it up with the paisley head wrap. The record producer and mother-of-one looked colourful in the African style head wrap and her loose fitting linen dress.
American singer-songwriter, record producer, activist, and actress Erykah Badu is popular known for her extravagant head wraps. The “On and On” singer rocked the African head wrap like no other by making it her signature look for several years. The “Next Lifetime” and “Otherside of the Game” singer’s African headgear was always very large and attention grabbing.
Alicia Keys is no stranger to African outfit. The … singer and mother of one have been seen rocking the African print on several occasion. In the same manner, the “Fassinger is a fan of the African head wrap and has worn in different styles.
American model, television personality, talk show host, producer, author, actress, singer and businesswoman, Tyra Banks is a fan of the African head wrap. The America’s Next Top Model host has been seen rocking the African headgear and even African outfits. Some time ago, the supermodel was seen wearing a dress designed by an African-American teen whose prom dress broke the internet.
French model and actress, Noémie Lenoir is a fan of the African head wrap and we cannot count the many times we have seen her rock this colourful and bold fashion piece. Whether it’s for an editorial shoot or as part of her own personal fashion style, Noemie has been seen rocking the African head wrap on many occasions. The celebrity is known for her work with Gucci, L’Oréal, Next, Gap, Tommy Hilfiger, Victoria’s Secret, and Marks and Spencer.
Puerto Rican fashion model, Joan Smalls is also another fan of the African head wrap – especially on the cover and pages of magazines. In 2013, the supermodel was ranked number 8 on Forbes magazine’s “World’s Highest-Paid Models” list. The 28-year-old star was also the first Latina model to represent Estée Lauder cosmetics in 2011.
June Ambrose is a celebrity stylist and fashion designer who has who has worked with some of the biggest Hollywood celebrities in the industry. The self-taught stylist who began her career by a fortunate happenstance is also a fan of the African head wrap.