Lenny has to be, by far, one of my all time favorites. He’s got loads of talent, great style and he is definitely one of my personal icons. Lenny first hit the scene late 80s/early 90s named Romeo Blue. According to his Wiki page, Kravitz initially had a difficult time breaking into the industry due to his music not sounding “White or Black enough”. That’s ironic given that Kravitz is himself biracial with a Black mother and White father. In my opinion, this has been a defining characteristic of Kravitz’ music as he blends several genres and nods to both White and Black artists from his past (Led Zeppelin, Hendrix and Al Green and The Who).
As far as his hair goes, Lenny is basically the male Madonna in terms of transformation. Random fact: he actually co-wrote one of Madonna’s greatest hits, “Justify My Love”. He’s just as well-known for his hair as his style and talent and that definitely qualifies him as a mane man. Just Google him and you’ll see what I mean.
He’s rocked locs, mini fros, big bad-ass afros, short cuts and even straightened hair. It was his short afro style that kept me inspired as I decided to grow out my hair for the first time. I even saved a pic of him on my phone that I showed to the barber for inspiration. I left the barber shop really thinking I looked like him (I’m lame, I know).
His latest promo photos show him with a pretty cropped ‘do but in my mind Lenny=fro. Check out his latest video for the song “Stand” below. Oh and if you follow him on Twitter (@LennyKravitz), you’re guaranteed to see some awesome photos from his travels. Check out his official website here.