NOW Stars like Solange Knowles show that it's time to live large. "Big Afros are strong and sexy," says N.Y.C. stylist Ted Gibson. "The shape is somewhat abstract with uneven edges, and it's pulled apart a little bit," adds Mancuso.
THEN Whitney Houston's short and curly style in 1986.
INSIDER TIP Keep styling products to a minimal this style should seem organic.