06/06/2014 10:56 am ET

Teyonah Parris Is Giving Us Major Hair Envy & Explains Why She Went Natural (PHOTOS)

We can't stop staring at Teyonah Parris' feature in Bright Ideas magazine.


There's no denying the "Mad Men" actress is uber talented -- but can we get a moment of silence for her amazing mane! Teyonah rocks her halo of curls in a full blown Afro and fro-hawk for the semi-annual film glossy, invoking some major hair envy on our end.

But the starlet wasn't always a curly girl. Teyonah opened up to Bright Ideas about her days wearing weaves and her journey to becoming au natural.

“It wasn’t just changing my hairstyle for me. It was letting go of a lot of stigmas that I didn’t even realize I held. It’s an emotional and spiritual journey, of letting go of these images that you are told are the standard of beauty and starting to accept who we are and how god made us—and standing and living in that beauty.”

Read more about Teyonah's hair journey and amazing career over at Bright Ideas. But first feast your eyes on these...

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