Tym Wallace Reveals Inspo Behind Taraji P. Henson’s Black Girls Rock! Red Carpet Look

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There is no denying we have been swooning over Taraji P. Henson‘s new look for the past few months. The ‘Empire’ diva first wowed with the super buzzed and cropped reveal of her naturally kinky, coily tresses. Then, she hit us with a fire new auburn color to take her look to the next level.

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Sure, we’ve seen her rocky seriously edgy looks and, even, under the wig braids, but this chopped and dyed look has been the stuff of summer dreams. So, we were on cloud nine when the actress slayed the 2017 Black Girls Rock! red carpet in all of her natural hair glory. And, we were even more thrilled when her go-to stylist Tym Wallace revealed the inspo behind the look.

Taraji P. Henson X 2017 Black Girls Rock!

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“My inspiration for Taraji’s red carpet look was what every Black little girl is born with – curly, kinky, wavy hair. I wanted to show them how beautiful it is to have natural hair, and still be inspired and empowered to BE a Black girl who can and will rock.” (Cue the music!)

Now, that we are all in our feels, he also shared how to recreate the look on any hair texture with a simple twist-out. Starting on freshly washed hair, Tym two-strand twisted her hair and then diffused dry. “I then used an ultra-fast twist technique,” said Tym, who picked her hair out at the root for maximum volume. He finished off with Dove Style+Care Flexible Hold Hairspray to set the look.

Slay! What do you think of Taraji’s latest look?

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