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For more than a decade, soulful singer Monica has exuded style and talent. With a reality TV series on BET, Monica: Still Standing, fans saw the singer bring her own kind of beauty to us week after week. Here, she shared some of her thoughts on hair, makeup and beauty at our exclusive SBH photo shoot.

“I think you should always reflect your own personal taste when you wear your hair a particular way,” the singer says. Her current cut is longer on top with a little ducktail in the back. “It has a lot of variations; you can wear it spiky, chic or funky,” explains celebrity hairstylist Stacy G.

“The front of my cut is the longest part—that’s where most of my hair is,” Monica explains. “The crown is a lot shorter.” Using a 1-inch flat iron, the star smoothes sections of strands in varying directions before tousling to finish.

On the star’s eyes, makeup pro Christian went for a sweep of gold shadow. “That adds a little more drama,” he explains. On lips, he opted for a bright pink shade. “Monica can definitely wear red, but brighter lip shades like pink are more youthful.”

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