While scouting social media for our next #hairprops shoutout, we came across Hype Hair reader Clarrisa Todd and instantly fell in love with the Pennsylvania-native’s style. Our first glimpse of the purple-haired maven was from an Instagram shot of her face on a Dark & Lovely billboard in New Orleans earlier this month. She was one of a handful of other hair mavens who had been selected to be featured for the #wearedarkandlovely campaign during the 2015 Essence Fest.
Hype Hair intern Paige Mitchell reached out to chat up the art student who was “speechless” after being selected. Her winning look was a textured twist out with dyed sections of purple. While her hair was dyed professionally, she styles her own twist outs at home using conditioners from Cantu Beauty and Herbal Essence, along with oils like hazelnut, olive oil, castor oil and almond oil.
Read on to learn more about Todd’s must-have hair and beauty products, how she achieves her looks and carefree styling for the summer.