Essence May 2014 – Erykah Badu, Ledisi, Solange – Covers

Erykah Badu, Ledisi & Solange Grace Triple Covers of Essence May 2014

Erykah Badu, Ledisi, and Solange Cover Essence May 2014

Erykah Badu, Ledisi, and Solange Cover Essence May 2014

Erykah Badu, Ledisi and Solange all look stunning on individual covers of Essence Magazine‘s May 2014 “Beauty Issue,” dedicated to natural hair.

Check out each cover below, along with behind-the-scenes video from their photo shoots with photographer by Greg Lotus.

Erykah Badu Covers Essence May 2014

Erykah Badu Covers Essence May 2014

Erykah Badu on her definitions of style and beauty:

“Style and self-expression should expand as your personality does, the more you learn, the more you see, the more elements you add to yourself—and allowing yourself the freedom to grow with your mind aesthetically is not a bad idea. Beauty is your smile, your smell, the intent of your words, courage, your resilience, the way you resolve conflict. Beauty can be measured in all of those things.”

Ledisi Covers Essence May 2014

Ledisi Covers Essence May 2014

Ledisi on her locs:

“Although I’m known for my long, colorful locs, I still don’t take my hair too seriously. I experiment a lot, dyeing it and constantly switching styles to grab attention. My hair is one of my best accessories and changing it helps express who I am.”

Solange Covers Essence May 2014

Solange Covers Essence May 2014

Solange on self-expression:

“We all have the option of how we want to express ourselves through our life, hair, style or whatever we decide. We shouldn’t be pigeonholed into any one category.”