Afros at the forefront: meet the celebrities making big hair statements Gone are the days when the afro was the realm of Seventies pop stars.

A-list beauties around the globe are saying goodbye to their hair-straighteners and chemical processing to embrace the look.

Solange Knowles is a radiant example. Pictured last month with Kanye West in New York, the stunning singer, whose big sister Beyonce usually takes the headlines, is making a name for herself as a style icon.

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