2016 has arguably been the year of the bob for Empire‘s Taraji P. Henson. Whether she’s giving us Cookie life or red-carpet slay, the Lyon-ess ruled the trend with fringed, blunt and wet look tresses. The actress — who once wowed us by rocking her under the wig cornrows for a shoot — also knows the power of a good unit and has not been afraid to slay every way possible. And, with hair gurus like Tym Wallace and Kim Kimble working their magic, how could she go wrong?
From length-defying ponytails and side-swept fringe to blunt cuts and glamorous waves, here are some of the diva’s most memorable hair moments of 2016.