Insecure and Issa Rae are giving us life!

As Awkward Black Girl fans, we were thrilled to hear that Issa Rae would be taking her talents from YouTube to HBO! Insecure, her new series, certainly hasn’t disappointed. And we’ve been just as engaged with following her and her BFF Molly’s ups and downs in romance and career, as we have been her versatile array of natural hairstyles.

From her signature TWA (teenie-weenie afro) to a braided updo, Issa Rae has become a natural hair inspiration.  Featured during one of her infamous bathroom mirror freestyle sessions, we love this updo created with fine cornrows along both sides of the head, with the midsection stretched via a twist out to provide a bit of additional length and texture.

We're coveting Issa's elegant angled cornrows seen in the season finale (came too soon!) previews, finished off with a thick, dramatic, looped braid.  A versatile look for a formal event or even everyday wear.  Can't wait to see what happens tonight!

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It’s amazing what a simple deep part can do!  Issa’s deep left-hand side part was a simple way to create a new look with her hair’s existing tapered shape, giving us a bit of a 90’s throwback look we love (and the hoops and makeup are perfect accents)!

This look is an adorable, simple way to wear a TWA- in this shot, Issa's is picked out into a perfect round halo, and held back with an elastic headband.  Use a pomade like Design Essentials Sleek Edge to keep the edges securely in place.

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Can't wait to see what season 2 of Insecure will bring - we just learned that it was renewed! In the meantime we'll continue to be inspired by Issa Rae's red carpet looks - we know there will be plenty to come!  

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