There’s something to be said for a 14-year-old who is confident in her beauty, even when the industry she works in might think otherwise. Black-ish star Yara Shahidi is one of the few young, leading ladies on our television screens that is proud to rock her natural hair, and for the record, we absolutely love it. Shahidi’s beautiful and thick mane is not only a statement, but also an inspiration to young females that are challenged with the standards of beauty placed upon them by society.
But this isn’t a “power to the people, “or “I’m black and I’m proud” façade the teenager is putting on for her role as Zoey Johnson, the eldest sibling in an upper-middle-class African American TV family. Yara is one hundred percent true to this natural hair craze, just peep her Instagram photos where she coyly uses the hashtag #curlysincedayone. And apparently, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, as her mother, Keri-Salter Shahidi, is a model and actress well known in the natural hair world. Like mother, like daughter, Yara and Keri keep it cute and curly at all times.
Today we celebrate not only this rising stars allegiance to #TeamNatural, but also her 15th birthday. Continue clicking to check out 14 times Yara Shahidi inspired us to embrace our natural hair.
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