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Ms. Washington’s Chic Mane How-Tos!

Looking chic on the red carpet is a Kerry Washington signature move. After all, the actress always seems to look flawless with every appearance—especially when it comes to her hair. Here the star’s personal hair pro, Takisha Sturdivant-Drew, shares the details on how she crafted Kerry’s coif for the star’s appearance at yesterday’s 49th NAACP Image Awards…

“My inspiration for Kerry’s voluminous textured ponytail was her Michael Kors dress. The dress is pretty but I felt it needed that extra volume hanging down her back,” shares celebrity hair pro Takisha Sturdivant-Drew who opted to craft a dramatic ponytail for Kerry’s red-red carpet moment.

“This long hair ponytail is all about texture. If you have naturally wavy/curly hair, dab on a little Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask to your wet hair and then blow it dry with a round brush,” shares the star stylist.

To style up Kerry’s coif, Sturdivant-Drew prepped the star’s hair with Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo and conditioned mane with the Triple Repair Deep Recovery Hair Mask. The stylist air dried the hair at a medium temperature to keep the texture in the hair. “I gathered all of Kerry’s hair into a loose ponytail. Then I added the TSD Extensions Kinky Curly Hair ponytail,” she notes. “I finished off the style by using hair pins to secure the ponytail in place. Lastly, I brushed her hair out to give it that added texture and flat ironed some pieces as well to balance it out.”

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