At only 18 years old, our beautiful July/August coverstar has already endeared herself to audiences around the world. Apart from becoming a household name for her role in Grown-ish, Yara Shahidi is also an activist, a style and beauty influencer, and, currently, a Harvard student. We see Yara developing into a young confident woman, and this round-up of our favourite hair and beauty looks shows how she’s growing into herself. Keep reading to find out how to get laid edges just like Yara’s.

Keep A Child Alive Dream Halloween Party 2012

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Cute from the very start – and do bear in mind Yara is only 12 years old here! This look is sweet and innocent.

Teen Vogue Young Issue 2016

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Before the Kardashians did it, Yara did it! Here, Yara sports french braids and she looks like an absolute goddess, emphasised by the confidence in her pose.

MTV Movie and TV awards 2018

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Who knew that a blue eyeshadow could look this good? Well the next time you see me wearing blue eyeshadow, just know that Yara made me do it! Her natural curls styled in a side fringe topped the look off perfectly. Yara opts for a more mature, grown-up look here.

Marie Claire Fresh Faces 2018

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Edges laid subtly and beautifully – Yara’s look for the 5th Annual Marie Claire Fresh Faces blew us away! And we all know that a blusher-and-pink-eyeshadow combo is having a major moment.

Black Panther World Premiere 2018

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Yara looked fabulous on the red carpet. Besides the winged eyeliner, we love the big hair and the sultry, adult look.

Nickelodeon’s Kids Choice Awards 2018

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Yara shows us that a glossy rosy pink lip and shadow is more than enough.

Premiere of Disney’s ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ 2018

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A braided bun and edges, once again, laid for the very gods!

NAACP Image Awards 2018

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A girl with hair slicked back and a braided pony is about to conquer the world.

24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

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The brushed out curls, centre parting and deep red lip scream power.

We all know by now that Yara really has the most amazing babyhair and we will never be able to get enough of those laid edges. I know you’re probably dying to have edges like Yara – and you can.

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3 pro tips for getting the perfect laid edges

You’ll need the following:

• A toothbrush. Yes a toothbrush! Ask any pro, a toothbrush works best.
• Edge gel, hair butter or oil. It depends on the effect and intensity of the edge you want. On a normal day, I just lay my edges with a natural oil so as not to not cause unnecessary damage.
• A satin headscarf.

  1. Spritz hair with water to dampen it slightly.
  2. Style your edges with the toothbrush by adding edge gel, hair butter or natural oils.
  3. Tie your edges down with a satin head scarf leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes. This will ensure that your edges are laid.

You can try the following products that are all available locally at Clicks:

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Zero Break Reconstructor, R169.99

Cantu Edge Stay Gel, R69.95

Dark and Lovely Hair Butter R55.99

Mera Alma Oil R39.99

Make sure you buy your July/August copy of Maire Claire and get inspired on how to change the world and make your mark!