We’re Loving Janelle Monáe’s Textured Faux Bob

Janelle Monáe X White House Nordic State Dinner

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Janelle Monáe has been serving natural and textured hair goals since first she first stepped on the scene with her signature pompadour. As of late, she’s continued to expand her hair repertoire adding her now infamous Wondabraid and back grazing length to her looks.

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Most recently, the singer and beauty ambassador dished out mane envy at the White House Nordic State Dinner this past weekend (May 13) while rocking a kinky curly faux bob with perfectly placed loose curls.


Her signature black-and-white attire included a stunning Giorgio Armani tuxedo with red detailing and coordinating red lip and clutch. The music mogul even tied her own tie for the event!

We also love that this look can be recreated at home with minimal effort with your own natural hair, a wig or added extensions. Softly part your natural hair on your favorite side (or set with a two-strand twist or back cornrow for a more uniform curl pattern) and pull hair back into a low, loose pony. Gently pull on sides to create desired bob shape, then tuck ends under and pin to secure.

And don’t worry if all of your hair doesn’t make it into the pony. Let those curls stay loose and define with a curl wand to create a carefree look.

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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.