Issa Rae’s Natural Hairstyles Are Self-Expression At Its Finest

She’s always mixing it up.

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Issa Rae rhinestone bubble ponytail at ELLE event

Since her early days on screen, even before HBO’s Insecure, Issa Rae's love for beauty experimentation has taken her 4C hair from puffs to box braids, bouncy curls, and back again. Ahead, take a look through Issa Rae’s best natural hairstyles of all time — they're all proof of her icon status.

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Leave it to Issa Rae to make classic box braids look totally fresh and innovative. Plus, the touch of honey-blonde highlights added a radiant warmth to her already sunny ensemble, creating an effortless glam vibe.Robin L Marshall/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images