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Look of the Month

Play around with texture and shape for a flirty and fabulous finish! This sophisticated mane by Nyasia Bell, from Evolution The Green Room Salon in Brooklyn, NY, is a must-try for any Naturalista.


Step 1:
To achieve this look’s chic ringlets Bell parted tresses into small sections and two-strand twisted each portion, using a curl-defining cream. The twists were then twisted into knots and secured.


Step 2:
Once hair was fully dry, it’s important to make sure locks are dry, they knots were gently undone and then separated, applying a nourishing butter.


Step 3:
To create the upsweep Bell carefully twisted tresses, in sections, up to the top of the head and arranged so tendrils fell towards the face and then secured with bobby pins. The finish the mane was misted with an all-natural finishing spray.

Step 4: Finish

You can apply any shine-based product to curls and finger coil to revitalize this hairstyle.



Alicia Keys

Musical icon and Natural hair enthusiast—who doesn’t adore Alicia Key? This hit-maker’s ravishing ringlets are Natural hair goals! Here are a few words of beauty wisdom from the “Blended Family” songstress….

  • “Whatever mode of expression that empowers you, that’s what you should do. What I am not down for is this ridiculously high, unrealistic expectation about appearance that we as women are held to.”
  • “We all get to a point in our lives (especially girls) where we try to be perfect.”

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