2016 is looking to be the year for Empire actress and singer Serayah McNeill. Our March 2016 cover girl is not only starring in one of the hottest shows of the season, she just inked a deal with Sony Music earlier this month and is setting social media ablaze with her natural hair slay.
For the cover, the 20-year-old stuns in a perfectly manicured afro and flawless nude face. Inside, she shares what it’s like to work with Taraji P. Henson and cast, how she maintains a healthy mane and what to expect next.
On what a typical day on set is:
“Hair and makeup for two hours, and LOTS of dancing!”
On maintaining her natural tresses:
“Keep it hydrated with water and use lots of leave-in conditioner! Also minimize brushing and detangle your hair when it is wet and not dry. I love to deep condition my hair at nighttime under a dryer. Keep the ends cut and make sure to apply minimum heat. Protective styling is what it’s all about!”
On her hairspirations:
“Tracee Ellis Ross and Madison Pettis—she has great curls and looks like she keeps them healthy, long and luscious!”
The issue also features interviews with music vets SWV and newcomer Fantine, as well as Kimberly Elise, Angela Robinson and Hit The Floor‘s Logan Browning and Taylor Paige. Also, get your monthly dose of hair, beauty and nail styles, trends and tips in the March 2016 issue on newsstands now.