Taraji P. Henson Covers Hype Hair’s February 2015 Issue

Taraji P Henson

When it comes to her hair, the glamorous star has sported it all, from long and loose spirals to gorgeous cuts and mid- length waves. Her self-professed signature look, however, has long been a favorite of Hype Hair. “I’m probably best known for my bob, created by my fabulous hairstylist, Dante Blandshaw,” Taraji says. We love the style because it’s perfectly tailored to the shape of her face and works for everything from the film set to the red carpet. The ultimate go-to style!

When Taraji has to style her own tresses, she opts for other classic, easy-to-style looks. She says her go-to is a ponytail or a top knot, and she also reveals that she uses tea tree oil shampoo and a leave-in conditioner to shield and protect her hair from the ravages of heat styling.

Sew-ins and covering her hair at night are two other methods and techniques Taraji uses to shield her hair. “I wrap my hair every night…and often use extensions when I’m filming to protect my hair,” she shares.
On our cover, Taraji’s hair looks amazing in soft, beautiful curls. To achieve the style, begin with clean and conditioned hair, blow-dry the hair until completely dry.


For soft, loose curls like Taraji’s, our editors recommend using an electric curling iron on a medium setting. Try the Revlon Rose Gold Curling Iron to form loose curls. After your curls have cooled, lightly finger comb to style. Spray with a flexible holding spray to complete the look.

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Stephenetta (isis) Harmon

isis is a music, hair and communications junkie. founder of Sadiaa and editor for HypeHair.com.