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17 Yara Shahidi-Inspired Hairstyles All Curl Queens Should Try

“I love the fact that my hair can be intimidating at times.”

You know Yara Shahidi, right?

You know Yara Shahidi, right?

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The 17-year-old actor stars on ABC's hit show Blackish, was recently accepted into Harvard University with a recommendation letter from former FLOTUS Michelle Obama, and she's an avid human rights activist.

The 17-year-old actor stars on ABC's hit show Blackish, was recently accepted into Harvard University with a recommendation letter from former FLOTUS Michelle Obama, and she's an avid human rights activist.

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She's also getting her own spinoff show on Freeform called Grownish.

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That alone makes her an inspiration, but I can't use that word with Yara without talking about her style choices as well.

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I feel like my curls have always been a part of who I am. They are a very real representation of the mix of my two cultures. When you’re a part of a minority of any kind, you’re told not to take up much space, but my hair does that, so there’s nothing I can do except take up the space with it. It gives me confidence…I love the fact that my hair can be intimidating at times.

Via seventeen.com

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