The ’60s were a pivotal time in Black history. Motown artists like The Supremes and Marvin Gaye owned the music charts, the Civil Rights Movement continued to grow in droves and women like Naomi Sims and Helen Williams were making fashion history.
This decade, perhaps more than any other, left an indelible mark on the beauty industry, thanks to a host of famous women who weren’t afraid to wear their kinks and coils proudly. This Black History Month, we salute them by looking back at their standout mane moments.
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From Eartha Kitt’s Catwoman coif to The Ronettes’ beehive do, these are the women who set hair trends in the swingin’ 60s.
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