Serena Williams is truly a force to be reckoned with. She won her first major championship in 1999 and has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles since then. Along with her individual success, Serena has competed alongside her sister Venus Willams. The dynamic duo has won a series of doubles and Serena affectionately refers to Venus as her inspiration. Despite health complications in her early 30's, Serena continued her tennis career and won her second French Open title just a few years later. Her most recent match against Naomi Osaka stirred some controversy due to a dispute with the umpire over accusations of cheating to which Serena replied, "I don't cheat. I'd rather lose". Essence magazine listed her as one of the country's 50 Most Inspiring African Americans as she continues to be a role model for all. View below some of our favorite hairstyles from Serena, her opponent, her sister, and her mom. (Showing from left to right) Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka, Venus Williams, and Oracene Price.
Simone Biles was part of the gold-medal-winning Olympic gymnastics team dubbed the "Final Five" at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. She likes to style her hair with lovely waves. Her passion for gymnastics does not stop her from spending time with her family. Her sister, Adria Biles, and her mom, Nellie Biles, are her #1 supporters. All her hard work has led her to win 19 Olympic and World Championship medals and ultimately cemented her title as one of the greatest gymnasts of all time. Actress Jeanté Godlock was thrilled to land the role in playing Simone Biles in the Lifetime Original Movie "The Simone Biles Story: Courage to Soar" based on Simone Biles book. View below some of our favorite hairstyles from Simone and her supporters. (Showing from left to right) Simone Biles, Adria Biles, Nellie Biles, and Jeanté Godlock.
Laila Ali, Daughter of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, has established her own reputation as a boxing champion with a stunning 24-0 record. Following her undefeated career, she has had multiple television appearances such as Dancing With the Stars on ABC, co-hosting the American Gladiators on NBC, and fitness correspondent roles on various news programs. Laila not only knocks it out in the ring but also in the beauty department with her own line of skin and hair care products. This force to be reckoned with is often seen with gorgeous long layered wavy locks. View below some of our favorite hairstyles from Laila and her sisters. (Showing from left to right) Laila Ali, Hana Ali, Maryum Ali, and Rasheda Ali.
Gabby Douglas has been a huge role model to the African American community, making history during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and being the first African American to win the individual all-around event. At the age of 16, Gabby demonstrated herself a champion. She is the first African American to make the U.S Olympic women’s gymnastics team since 2000. It was her time to show what she was capable of. View below some of our favorite hairstyles from Gabby, her mom and sisters. (Showing from left to right) Gabby Douglas, Natalie Hawkins, Arielle Douglas, and Joyelle Douglas.