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Chanel Iman

SBH goes backstage at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show to get the scoop on model Chanel Iman’s mane from Victoria’s Secret hairstylist Yusef Williams…

Chanel Iman

Chanel Iman
Chanel Iman
Chanel Iman


Atlanta-native Chanel Iman is one of the hottest Victoria’s Secret Angels! But where did those super long and totally bouncy lengths come from? “Extensions give Chanel more fullness and volume. Her Natural hair is braided down and we sew extensions into the braids,” explains Williams. “Then we take some extra pieces that have clips attached and clip them in for even more volume.”

And what’s the secret to scoring Chanel’s sexy waves? “It’s important for Chanel to embrace her hair’s natural texture and color because it is safer not to use too many chemicals since her hair is styled every day,” adds the hair pro.

To create the signature Victoria’s Secret hairstyle, “I part Chanel’s hair down the middle and rough-dry it with a blow-dryer. Once dry, I wrap two-inch sections around a large curling iron and use a Mason Pearson brush to smooth and stretch out the waves,” explains Williams. Mane result: very sexy, indeed!

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