Hair Crush: ‘Chewing Gum’ Star Michaela Coel’s Most Badass Hair Moments

Michaela Coel

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There’s no denying Michaela Coel’s star power. The actress/singer/screenwriter is enjoying a meteoric rise as creator of the insanely hilarious comedy Chewing Gum. Her debut season earner her a British Academy Television and Craft awards for best female performance in a comedy and breakthrough talent.

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Now in its second season, Michaela’ sex-crazed (or, um, lack thereof) character is simultaneously awkward and relatable, connecting with a broad spectrum of fans (including Idris Elba, Issa Rae and Jay Ellis). While her character’s fashion sense may be just a bit off-kilter, in real life, the Ghanaian beauty (with cheekbones for the gawds) stuns on and off the red carpet. And, her hair game stays lit. The naturalista has rocked everything from twists and twist-outs to super sleek and textured tresses and most recently slayed our lives with a badass buzzed cut.

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Stephenetta (isis) Harmon

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