Look of the Month
Turn your textured hair into a voluminous work of art with this pillow-soft style created by Charlotte Mensah of Charlotte Mensah Hair Lounge in London. These easy-to-follow steps will help transform your mane into a trendy work of art!
To prep for this style, Mensah shampooed and conditioned the hair, and split it into three sections, adding leave-in conditioner to keep the strands moist. Next, using a specific cutting technique, Mensah took vertical sections, starting at the bottom, elevated it 90 degrees and cut from short to long until the whole head was trimmed.
Mensah refined the mane’s layers through the front and snipped a flirty fringe. Tresses were then saturated with a moisturizing crème. More was added to the stylist’s hands and worked through each section. Last, the whole head was brushed through.
The strands were again sectioned off. The back was split in half and then twisted together, with taut tension, from root to ends.
Step 4: Finish
Twists were repeated throughout the entire head. Then, the model sat under a hooded dryer for 30 minutes or so. After tresses were dry, a few drops of oil were added. Last, strands were untwisted, each coil was carefully separated and an Afro comb was used to lift the roots without disturbing the wave.
STAR STYLE INSPIRATION
This beauty is mostly known for her inspirational lyrics and signature locs. Here, Naturalista fashionista Ledisi flaunts lovely locs twisted into an elaborate, pompadour. The gravity-defying coif showcases golden, mocha and chestnut hues splashed throughout. Stunning!