Taraji P. Henson Rocks Three Feet Of Hair At The AMAs

Taraji P. Henson

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We knew Empire star’s Taraji P. Henson knee-length pony at the 2016 American Music Awards was long, but we didn’t know it was this long! Celeb stylist Tym Wallace revealed that he used 36 inches of Indian way hair by True Indian Hair‘s Signature hair line to create the ultra sleek look.

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“When thinking about Taraji’s AMAs look, we wanted to do a look she has never done on the carpet. Three feet of hair [was] the perfect choice!,” he said.

Taraji P. Henson

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To create the base for the look, Tym blow dried Taraji’s own natural hair straight and silkened it using a 3/4″ flat iron. Then, he created a strong center and slicked the hair into a low pony.

Key to creating the look, of course, was the extensions! Before installing, he washed and air dried the hair in advance. “Let the extensions air dry to bring out the natural texture-without frizz or flyaways,” he said.

He then wrapped the extensions around her hair, securing with bobby pins. To finish, he used a dime-sized amount of SheaMoisture‘s 100% Pure Argan Oil to keep her carefree waves in formation the entire night!

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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.