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The Empire Star Grace Gealey Rocks This Season’s Hottest Cut!

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Look of the Month

Hair as art? It’s true! Charlotte Mensah of Hair Lounge in London, England used this coif as her canvas. Gorgeous curls and defined tresses are styled to perfection. Check out how this look was created!


Step 1:

Before styling, Mensah shampooed and conditioned tresses with a hair masque. After leaving the deep conditioner in for about 20 minutes, the mane was rinsed well. Tresses were then trimmed into a layered bob. To finish the prep, a small amount of setting lotion was applied over the entire head.


Step 2:

To create the spirals, Mensah started by filling a spray bottle with equal parts water and leave-in conditioner, then misted the hair with the mixture. This step is repeated to keep strands saturated throughout styling. She sections off the hair two inches horizontally then creates a two-inch part from that segment. “Wrap the parted section smoothly with end papers; roll the hair around medium straws in a spiral direction,” the stylist explains.


Step 3:

The process of wetting, sectioning and wrapping hair is continued on each side until the entire head is completed. The hair is then allowed to set under a hooded dryer for about 30 minutes. Next, making sure all the spirals are cool, the designer removes all the curling straws.

Step 4: Finish


Mensah carefully splits each curl into two. This step loosens the spirals without losing curls’ bouncy shape. Last, she used an Afro pick to gently fluff out only the base of the hair to create the style’s impressive volume.




Jaz Sinclair

When The Bough Breaks actress Jaz Sinclair has Natural curls we adore. The young starlet’s Natural locks have become part of her signature look, so it’s no wonder that SBH asked Jaz in an exclusive interview all about her haircare secrets and how she keeps her curly coif fresh.

  • “No wigs; it’s all my hair…I always thought I had coarse hair,, but it’s actually really fine hair—I just have so much hair.”
  • “[Coconut oil] just makes it so strong and healthy and shiny and soft. I do a coconut oil treatment every couple of weeks. I put it in my hair, put my hair up then put on a scarf. I sleep in it and wash it out in the morning. For the next few days, my ringlets are so soft.”

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