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Show off your style with a Natural coif from Charlotte Mensah of Charlotte Mensah Hair Lounge in London, UK. Be daring with this high-fashion cropped golden ‘do. Check out how to replicate this style!

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Step 1

Before styling, Mensah used hair clippers to shave the back and sides of the mane to create the shape of the silhouette. She then treated the hair with a masque before applying a gorgeous light color.

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Step 2

Tresses were lifted three shades to create a beautiful caramel hue. After the hair color was rinsed out, hair was shampooed and a nourishing oil mask was applied.

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Step 3

Mensah used clippers and shears to blend the style. Layers underneath are cut into the nape and tapered to the hairline. The front area is cut diagonally shorter at the crown through the top. The hair expert then carved a side part and worked foam wrap lotion through the mane. Hair sat under a dryer for 20 minutes then coif was sprayed with hairspray.

Step 4: Finish

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Voila! The short blonde look is created. To keep this blonde hue bright, cleanse and condition with products that are moisturizing and specially formulated for color-treated hair.

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STAR STYLE INSPIRATION
Shanice Williams

After winning the role of “Dorothy” in NBC’s The Wiz Live!, a live production of the 1975 musical, The Wiz, actress Shanice Williams’ talent became nationally recognized. It was also about at the same time that the star began her Natural hair journey. Starting to grow out her hair, she cut the relaxed ends off little by little, but admits she wasn’t a fan of the look, and had to tell herself, “in a few months it’s going to be really cool!” To keep her tresses looking great, she’s discovered a few great products. “I definitely need to use edge control—I use ORS Olive Oil Edge Control. That’s something that I always keep in my purse.”

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