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Are you a fan of Melanie Fiona? We know we are. Here, the The MF Life singer sits down one-on-one with SBH to give us the 411 on her lush lengths…

Melanie Fiona

Melanie Fiona
Melanie Fiona
Melanie Fiona


While two-time Grammy Award winner Melanie Fiona is no stranger to the spotlight, her mane is just as star-worthy. “I was born with a full head of hair, and my mom wouldn’t let me cut it until I was 12! I’m mixed—my mom is Black and Portuguese and my dad is Indian…,” the songstress reveals. “And when I was 17, I got really rebellious and cut my hair short!”

When it comes to styling, Melanie’s all about moisture. “I wash my hair two times a week and I’ll do a deep conditioner once a week. I let the conditioner sit on my hair while I wash my face, and, when I come out of the shower, I put on a Kérastase serum on my hair,” she explains. “I let my hair air-dry a bit before using a diffuser to give it a soft, natural wave.”

Knowing your face is integral to finding the right snip, Melanie notes. “Hairstylist Keith Campbell taught me the skill of finding a haircut that fits my facial features—it’s really a science,” she says. “You could want someone else’s haircut, but it might only fit that person’s face, so it’s important to have a good hairstylist who knows the angles of your face.”

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