Hairstyle File: ESSENCE Music Festival Headliner Chaka Khan

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Over the course of ESSENCE Music Festival headliner Chaka Khan's career — from her funkdafied days with Rufus to her solo career as a musical legend — she's gone through many professional changes, but one thing has remained the same: her bountiful cascade of wild woman hair!

Here, we take a look back at Chaka's most luscious mane moments since her earliest days an aspiring funk songstress.