The Grooviest Afros Of The "60s and "70s

By Kellar Ellsworth
Queen of the Supremes and Queen of the Afro, Diana Ross. (allure)

The ‘60s and ‘70s brought many groovy influences into the world but none groovier than the Afro. In reality, the bouncy, effervescent hairstyle represented so much more than an iconic way to wear your hair. The most spectacular singular hairstyle bar none embodied black pride and the emergence of African Americans, denouncing the Eurocentric standards of beauty. Today, black culture stands square in the center of popular culture, no longer fighting for recognition like 40 and 50 years ago. This is the rise of the afros and the most famous ‘fros from Dr. J to Diana Ross.