Celeb Looks: Yaya Da Costa's 26 Hottest Hairstyles Ever

Since bursting on the scene on season three of “America’s Next Top Model,” the Yale alumna has appeared in a host of movies, including Lee Daniels’ "The Butler" and "Whitney". These days the natural diva can be seen sporting gorgeous faux locs. Here, we share her favorite looks.
ESSENCE.COM Jun, 01, 2015

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At the premiere of ‘Take The Lead,’ YaYa twisted her tresses up in the back for an elegant upsweep.

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At the launch for the StoryCorps Griot initiative in Harlem, YaYa tucked her coils into a cap for a funky-cool look.

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At the Sebastian International Film Festival, Dacosta piled her curls on top of her head, letting them spill over one eye. So chic!

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At an event in NYC, YaYa sported a sleek side-chignon.

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At the 2008 Emmy Awards, YaYa let her freedom hair fly with this loose, impossibly sexy ’do.

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Yaya slicked her hair back into a low bun at the ‘Miracle at St. Anna’ premiere.

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At the premiere party for ‘Full Grown Men,’ YaYa rocked a low bun topped with a super-cool men’s hat.

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During a scene in ‘Ugly Betty,’ YaYa sported a smooth blowout pinned back at the nape of her neck.

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At the opening night of ‘August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come And Gone,’ DaCosta sported this beyond elegant pompadour. Perfect for evening!

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YaYa rocked a sophisticated, woven updo at the NAACP Image Awards.

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At the 9th Annual InStyle Summer Soiree, Yaya parted her hair down the middle, sweeping it back in a casual knot.

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YaYa rocked a sky-high pompadour chignon at the 7th Annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards.

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YaYa dazzled all with this high-drama blowout at a Montblanc event in New York City.

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YaYa sported a tumble of every-which-way spirals at US Weekly’s 25 Most Stylish New Yorkers event.

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At the premiere of ‘The Break of Noon,’ YaYa pinned her coily tresses back behind one ear for an asymmetric look.

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YaYa sported a mass of adorable ringlets at the premiere of ‘The Extra Man.’

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At the premiere of ‘TRON: Legacy,’ DaCosta let her eyes do the talking with this Evita-inspired bun.

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At the 2011 Shakespeare In The Park Gala, YaYa turned heads with her voluminous, smoking-hot ’do.

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We love her curls, but YaYa looks just as stunning with a soft, smooth, subtly waved blowout!

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YaYa rocked soft waves tucked behind one ear at the ‘Vidal Sassoon The Movie.’

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Yaya attends the Women For Women International Gala at Lincoln Center with big, bouncy curls.

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Yaya gives a modern-day on the classic pompadour at Lee Daniels' "The Butler" New York Premiere.

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Yaya DaCosta sports her perfect curls to the left side of her face the the “Fed Up” New York Premiere.

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Yaya sported a sleek, no-fuss, low ponytail during the Lifetime Network sponsored breakfast for Whitney.

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Yaya stepped on the scene in a gorgeous top knot for the world premiere of Lifetime's Whitney.

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Yaya rocked a pretty faux loc updo to the the American Ballet Theatre's 75th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Spring Gala.


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