AfroRiri WCW: Solange Knowles

At AfroRiri Haircare , our Wednesdays are dedicated to naturalistas we admire and love. Hopefully, by seeing our WCW you are encouraged to continue your natural hair journey.

Our WCW is Solange Knowles. She was born June 24th 1986. She is an American singer, songwriter, and model. She was born in Houston, Texas to Mathew and Tina Knowles.

As a child, Solange studied dance and theater. At the age of five, she made her singing debut at an amusement park. She began writing songs at the age of nine. At 13, she decided to pursue recording, but her parents initially advised her to wait. At the age of 15, Solange replaced a departed dancer and performed with her sister’s group Destiny’s Child on tour.

In 2004, Knowles married Daniel Smith, eventually giving birth to their son Daniel Julez J. Smith. Solange has acted in several minor roles, including the direct-to-video Bring It On: All or Nothing (2006) and writes music for Beyoncé and ex-Destiny Child band members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams. Solange has been promoting Baby Jamz, a hip hop-styled toy line for pre-schoolers. It was inspired by her son, Julez, who is fond of hip hop music. She is the executive producer of the CD, composed of updated hip hop inspired nursery rhymes, which is featured in all of the toys. Solange has been recognised as a fashion icon. She has her own record label called Saints records. On November 16, 2014, Knowles married music video director Alan Ferguson in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Post-chop, she said she felt ‘free’. She was just tired of the energy surrounding her hair so she cut it off in 2009. She said that cutting her hair off was a sign of liberation.

She’s living proof that natural hair can be versatile, stylish and edgy. She rocks her natural hair on red carpets, interviews, movie sets, stage performances and photo shoots. She even rocked an afro on her wedding day.

She is the definition of a true naturalista who looks naturally fabulous!

So you see that having and wearing your own natural hair does not make you less successful.

Natural WomanSolange Knowles attends Perrier-Jouet celebrates Michael Kalish's Belle Epoque Sculpture on June 11, 2012 in New York City

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