Hollywood darling Yara Shahidi is serving collegiate vibes in her new editorial spread with Seventeen Magazine. Photographed by Yu Tsai, the Grown-ish actress serves all types of cool girl goals for the glossy, while showing off her natural curls styled by César DeLeon Ramirez and a natural beauty beat by Beau Nelson.
Styled by James Worthington DeMolet, the starlet gives us a nice mix of trendy-chic looks from Rihanna’s Fenty Puma line, Tory Burch and Public School. Riding high off earning a coveted spot at Harvard and landing her very own spinoff show, the 17-year-old gets candid about her future, love life, activism efforts and, of course, her popping curls!
“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.”
Click through for more stunning images from the spread.