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Radiate elegance with this sophisticated style from Marsha Baldwin of The Palace of Hair Artistry in Durham, NC. Gold and ebony strands are twisted and twirled into an intricate updo you’ll adore.


Step 1

Baldwin sectioned the top into a square and left the back out in an Afro. Next, she did a zigzag part on the side and in the back and did a two strand twist technique going up on the sides and in the back.


Step 2

The stylist secured the ends of the two-strand twists with clips, then coated hair with wet-set foam. After applying a rod set, hair was set under the dryer.


Step 3

Once dry, Baldwin removed the clips from the ends and took down the rods to reveal springy coils. Next, the stylist added extra curls using a Marcel curling iron.

Step 4: Finish

Once Baldwin was finished touching up the curls, the style was complete. To add glow to the updo, the hair pro used a spritz of shine and oil.




Jurnee Smollett-Bell is simply stunning! Whether she rocks her Natural curls in loose waves, curly coils or smooth and sleek, she keeps us on our toes anticipating her next style move. Here, the actress sports loose waves falling from a side part for a look that’s picture perfect.

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