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Loving the gorgeous curly hairstyle worn by “Selma” actress Carmen Ejogo to BET “Black Girls Rock?” Celebrity hairstylist Nelson Vercher crafted her coif and shares his inspiration for the style: “I wanted to do a look which really captured Carmen’s beauty, but pushed her sexiness, giving her a fresh, different and cool look.” Intrigued? Here are the how-tos for getting the style:

Step 1. After shampooing and conditioning, blow dry hair. You don’t have to blow super straight, just rough dry, directing air at roots of the hair to get maximum volume and just smooth hairline.

Step 2. Once hair is dry, Vercher used Kenra Platinum Silkening on dry hair for shine. Next, he used a hair spray to help hold curls all night.

Step 3. Now hair is ready to be set. This a two-step process uses two different size curling irons. First size should be a one-inch iron, doing a classic marcel curl from roots to ends. Second iron should be very small for a tight curl, whatever size you have will work, but this curl is different. You should take very small sections and just wrap around curl iron, just as if you were doing a “beach wave” the pin curl and leave until you’re ready brush out. The reason for the two different curl irons and different curl patterns: you get the foundation of a classic 40s set, as well as the sexiness of a “modern day curl”. Using a double iron double texture will also give the hair a cool new texture!

Step 4 After hair has set, take pin curls out and pull out curls. Tease a little throughout, but not too much. Finally, bring one side behind the ear, twist and pin to stay in place and on other side push the wave in on top should pop right in because of you set and pin wave into place. Finish with a little hair spray (one with a flexible hold).

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