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Heat Up The Summer With Haute Tresses!

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The Queen of Empire, Taraji P. Henson, shares the details on her always-stunning mane!

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Turn heads with this fab coif!

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These Honey Blonde Locks Are Gorgeous.

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Make this sassy Natural look yours.

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Look of the Month

For a professional, yet fashion forward look, mane pro Gracie Conda of Graceful Hands in Oakland, CA styled locs into this forward-sweeping style.


Step 1

After washing hair, Conda used her homemade, oil-based blend of jojoba, hempseed and peppermint oils along with shea butter to twist locs before letting them sit under the dryer for about an hour.


Step 2

Hair was then flat-twisted in individual rolls. Conda says she wrapped one smaller loc around a larger one to get the shape. Together those locs were twisted one by one toward the crown.


Step 3

Using a covered elastic band, the stylist secured the end of the locs and pinned them in place near the crown, allowing the ends to fall loosely.

Step 4: Finish


Conda says she was going for an all-in-one look that would work for the office or a night out. “I thought it would be versatile. So, I wanted to keep it professional, but a little funky forward,” the hair pro describes.




She known as the no-nonsense personality on Bravo’s Blood, Sweat and Heels and she keeps her mane game on point. Demetria rocks a voluminous Afro and loves to switch up her look with a faux hawk that’s seriously fabulous. The writer shares her thought on her tresses that keep admirers guessing: “I had no clue my hair would spark so much discussion. Like, I read about my hair on blogs: Is it a weave? Sometimes. A wig? Nope. Pieces? Occasionally. Is she bald? Not since 2011. This is my hair…I haven’t had a perm in over three years.“

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