Beauty Trendspotting: Black Mermaid Waves Are In

Beauty Trendspotting: Black Mermaid Waves Are In
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Kim KardashianKhloe KardashianNaya RiveraKate Mara... it seems as if a lot of boldface names have come down with a serious case of blonde ambition all of a sudden. But for every four or five freshly flaxen starlets flaunting their new hair hue out in Hollywood, there's one or two who have effectively resisted the bleach in lieu of taking the late Amy Winehouse's soulful, symphonic advice and gone "Back to Black."

And it doesn't just stop there. While Jessie J merely metaphorically traded in her platinum card for black, a few raven-haired babes—namely Rihanna, Melanie Fiona, and Angela Simmons—have taken their sable look to new lengths (literally). They're all currently carrying the 'sexy mermaid waves' torch, a.k.a. crinkled locks that are close to sweeping the waist.

We can certainly see why this look is so appealing. Whether the waves are worn tightly crimped, a little looser, or kinda curly, one thing's for sure—the combination of the inky hue and drastic length equals one effortlessly enigmatic look (especially for winter).

Now we can't help but wonder—who'll be next to cross over to the elongated dark side?

Melanie Fiona with cascading crinkly waves

Recording artist Melanie Fiona attends Music Choice Celebrates Black History Month With The Next Generation Of R&B Divas at MIST Harlem on January 29, 2014 in New York City.\

Rihanna with tumbling, glossy water waves

(Exclusive Coverage) Recording artist Rihanna attends the Roc Nation Pre-GRAMMY Brunch Presented by MAC Viva Glam at Private Residence on January 25, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.

Angela Simmons with long and loosely waved locks

Angela Simmons attends as Gilt And Stuart Weitzman celebrate the 5050 Boot 20th anniversary on October 16, 2013 in New York City.