Actress, entrepreneur and activist Taraji P Henson has received well-earned praise for speaking out against inequalities facing Black women in the entertainment industry. Noting that she and many others must work constantly for the “math to math,” Henson expressed what amounted to heartbreak for the generation of Black creatives following in her footsteps and struck a nerve. There has been an outpouring of online support for Henson and an appreciation of her work in the aftermath.
Celebrity hairstylist Tym Wallace channeled that energy for last night’s Emmys look, letting Henson shine on the red carpet. Of the look Wallace had this to say, “Capturing the beauty of Black women was my inspiration for Taraji’s Emmys look. I referenced the 90’s Supermodel to create a sleek, snatched, ponytail.” Tapping ghd’s new Chronos styler, Wallace was able to achieve incredible, high-definition results in one stroke.
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Get the Look:
- Start off by prepping the extensions and coloring the hair to match Taraji’s natural hair color. After cleansing and conditioning the natural hair, add in a leave-in conditioner prior to thoroughly blow drying her hair.
- Then, using the ghd chronos styler – ghd’s newest innovation for 3x faster styling and high-definition results without compromising your hair health – silk press the hair in small sections to make the hair very sleek and shiny. Then tie it into a smooth ponytail.
- To finish the style, use a mini brush with edge control treatment to smooth the edges and set the entire look using hairspray to make sure everything stays in place for the entire night!