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21 Photos That Prove Chaka Khan Is Definitely A Hair Icon

And she's still slaying today! 

Over the course of Chaka Khan's storied career--from her funkdafied days with Rufus and Chaka Khan to her solo career as a pop/soul legend--she's gone through many professional changes, but one thing has remained the same: Her gloriously bountiful shock of wild woman hair!

Here, we take a look back at the 2017 ESSENCE Fest performer's most iconic mane moments since her earliest days an aspiring funk songstress.