All The Deets Behind Taraji P. Henson’s Stunning Diahann Carroll-Inspired Oscars Slay

Taraji P. Henson x 2017 Oscars

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Taraji P. Henson was the epitome of glam at the 2017 Academy Awards this past Sunday. Of course, this was no surprise as the Hidden Figures actress has consistently made red carpet slay look effortless. But, her old Hollywood Oscars slay was extra special, featuring one of her best tousled bob moments yet and a glowing face beat that even put her jewels to shame!

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Her show-stopping tresses were styled by her go-to stylist Tym Wallace. Sunday marked his first-ever Oscars red-carpet moment with the diva and he did not disappoint. “I was inspired by the iconic Diahann Carroll when creating Taraji’s Oscars look,” said Tym. “Her demure, navy blue velvet gown was the perfect, modern nod to old Hollywood glamour and I wanted her hair to reflect the same.”

Finishing touches for #oscars2017 for #tarajiphenson using my @dove strong hold hair spray. #tossedbytym #dovepartner

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Tym created the glam look by first spraying Dove Absolute Curls Leave-In Detangler on two-inch sections of hair before blowing them dry. Hen applied Dove Absolute Curls Supreme Crème Serum throughout her hair.

The trick to getting her voluminous curls, he said, is to first create pin curls with a barrel iron and then set on velcro rollers to lock-in curl memory. Once set, he brushed and finger combed her hair into place, finishing with Dove Style+Care Extra Hold Hairspray.

For her beauty beat, makeup guru Ashunta Sheriff gave Taraji the glow up of her life with an illuminating Enlight powder from Danessa Myricks’ Halo collection and St. Tropez‘s 3-in-1 bronzing powder, bronzing mist and shimmering body moisturizer. She completed the look with a bronzed eye smoked out with a navy Urban Decay 24/7 eyeline dewy cheeks by Glossier’s forthcoming Cloud Paint gel-cream blush in dusk and pinkish nude Surratt Beauty lippie.


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