Recap Hairstyles Issa Rae Wore on HBO Insecure Hella Perspective

The Season 2 finale of HBO Insecure kept us on our toes, in terms of the plot and Issa's numerous and complex hairstyles. The title theme from the episode was different perspectives of the same story—  30 days in the life told through Molly, Issa, and Lawrence's eyes, respectively.  Issa's hair is a metaphor of this constant shifting, as different camera angles capture her multi-faceted 'dos. As Issa walks down the street of now "I-wood" or up the stairs toward her old apartment The Dunes, out the door of Molly's temporary housing, or toward the door of (spoiler alert!) Daniel, new elements of her hairstyles are constantly revealed. Ah look, there's flat-twists up the back, or an unexpected chignon in the back, or she turns her head sharply to reveal that (surprise!) the cornrows have Princess Leah buns at her nape.  When you see the hairstyle from a different angle, the story is completely different. All of this motion leads to the ultimate 360 degree portrait of where Issa is headed next. Here are some of our favorite looks from the episode below. We can't wait for Season Three! 

Hair worlds collide in the cold open: Cornrows encroaching on a faux-hawk as Issa ponders gentrification in her community. 

Hair worlds collide in the cold open: Cornrows encroaching on a faux-hawk as Issa ponders gentrification in her community. 

Cornrows and Princess Leah buns. 

Cornrows and Princess Leah buns. 

From the front it's a top knot. From the side it's a faux hawk of knots.  

From the front it's a top knot. From the side it's a faux hawk of knots.  

Surprise! It's a French twist. 

Surprise! It's a French twist. 

Twisted-out locks peak underneath a head-wrap; from the back it's a faux-hawk. 

Twisted-out locks peak underneath a head-wrap; from the back it's a faux-hawk. 

Pregnant with a Pompadour in the fantasy flash-forward montage. 

Pregnant with a Pompadour in the fantasy flash-forward montage. 

Close up of the final flat-twist look, before the big reveal of to whose house Issa is moving. 

Close up of the final flat-twist look, before the big reveal of to whose house Issa is moving.