[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 for Hype Hair and founder/Black beauty director for Sadiaa Black Beauty guide, the top hair and beauty directory for women of color.