This is not your mother's afro. Solange Knowles's is an update on the iconic ’70s style. "It's a refreshing silhouette that not many women dare to try," says Lorraine Massey, co-owner of Devachan Salon. This works better on coarse, tight textures than loose curls because you need the volume to get the fullness. "This is a modern, precision afro," says Willhite. "It's a teardrop shape: round at the top and tapered at the ears to hug the jawline and give it more shape." And while this style best complements a round or square face (long face shapes tend to be exacerbated by the silhouette), it doesn't have many other rules—just make sure it's properly hydrated with a leave-in conditioner so that it has a healthy sheen. Willhite likes Kinky-Curly-Satin Roots Leave-in Conditioner.