[Close-Up] Taraji P. Henson Rocks Natural Hair For ‘ESSENCE’ Cover

Taraji P. Henson x ESSENCE
Photo Credit: Kwaku Alston

Taraji P. Henson has been serving up natural hair goals for a while now — even rocking her under-the-wig braids for a shoot. And, after her new haircare launch, she has been turning up the slay even more.

[SEE ALSO: Taraji P. Henson Just Launched Her Own Haircare Line]

The award-winning Empire star’s textured tresses are taking front and center for her latest cover spread for ESSENCE March/April 2020 issue. Styled by her go-to hairstylist Tym Wallace, the beauty rocks her own windswept crown of honey blonde rooted kinks and curls, along with a hair pinned mohawk and lioness extensions.


Taraji P. Henson x ESSENCE
Photo Credit: Kwaku Alston

Inside, she talks about her new line, becoming a beauty boss and her pending marriage.

“When I first started getting weaves, I loved my hair, but I just wanted to preserve it because I heard these stories about people losing their edges and your hair thinning out from being in the industry,” she says of why she started TPH by Taraji.

Taraji P. Henson x ESSENCE
Photo Credit: Kwaku Alston

Click through for more images from the shoot.

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Stephenetta (isis) Harmon

isis is digital media director and online editor for Hype Hair. she is also founder of Sadiaa Black Beauty guide, the number one beauty directory for women of color.