Look of the Month
Master an fierce updo that adds an extra level of excitement and style to your Natural strands. Charlotte Mensah of the Hair Lounge in London, UK sculpted this silhouette.
Shampoo mane. Then, for a deep conditioning treatment, a shea butter masque was applied to the roots and massaged in at the mid-length and ends. Allow the masque to sit for 20 minutes before rinsing.
An anti-breakage serum is worked into the strands to prevent damage and add shine while blow-drying. The dried strands are brushed into a high, side ponytail. Wax is used to slick down the edges and smooth down flyaways.
The ponytail is woven into a large two-strand twist, wrapped around the base and secured with bobby pins.
Step 4: Finish
The final look is a voluminous style full of class and finesse.
STAR STYLE INSPIRATION
Actress Shanola Hampton is sexy, sassy and totally stunning! From her fierce locs to her head-turning beauty, the Shameless star is a true stylista who knows how to rock any look. Shanola chats with SBH about her signature style. “I’ve been wearing locs for 14 years–maybe even longer than that. What I love about my dreadlocks is that I can wash them and wear them straight or I can wash them, put knots in them and wear them curly.”