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There’s been a resurgence of natural hairstyles throughout popular culture. For the younger generation, they might be under the impression that these cultural styles are brand new–but they’ve been here for years! Singers like Keke Palmer and Keri Hilson are just a few of the celebrities that are helping to bring the braided look back. Braids or twists are one of the best protective hairstyles one could choose. They are easy and reliable.

Let us not forget the legends that came before us that started some of the trends that we see now. Re-introducting Patrice Rushen who was a trendsetting singer from the 1980’s. She made every girl jealous with her signature micro-breads and colorful beads. She rocked it throughout most of her career before switching it up. Rushen is known for her classics such as “Forget Me Nots” and “Haven’t You Heard.” Just thinking of some of her tunes makes us want to dance! Mary J. Blige, Kirk Franklin, Heavy D and Will Smith are just a few of the big names that have sampled Rushen’s music in the past. Visit her website to find out what she’s up to now (

In the mean time click continue to marvel at some of her classic hairstyles (she also rocked epic afros.)

Flashback Friday: 15 Classic Patrice Rushen Hairstyles

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