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Taraji.P. Henson Short Straight Casual Hairstyle

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Added: 25 Aug 2009
Hairstyle Popularity Rating: ★★★★★



Description

Taraji showed what to do with wispy ends with this great style. Her back and side layers were razored to give her edges a jagged finish, while her top layers were left slightly longer to contour her head and to frame the top of her face. To keep this style under control, finish with a little hairspray for hold.

Hairstyle Type

Category
Casual
Length
Short
Elasticity
Straight

Haircut Technique

Type

Suitability

Gender
Women
Face Shape
oval,oblong,square,diamond
Hair Density
Medium/Thick
Hair Texture
Fine/Medium
Age
Under 21, 21 - 30, 31 - 40, and 41 - 50
Height
Any
Weight
Thin/Average
Forehead Height
Short/Average
Neck Length
Short/Average
Nose
Small/Average
Glasses
No

Styling

Time
30+ minutes
Products
Wax, Smoothing Shine, and Hair Spray
Tools
Blow Dryer



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Styling Steps

1. Apply Smoothing Shine

Smoothingshine

Apply a very small amount of smoothing shine to the palms of your hands and then run it through the mid-lengths and ends of your hair. Smoothing shine will work best on any hair type and style, but is especially good for smoothing down frizzy hair.

2. Use a Small Radial Brush

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A small radial brush is used on shorter hair types to add more body or in longer hair types to create curl. When selecting a radial brush, always use one with a pure bristle as this will not tear or damage the hair.

3. Blow-dry Bangs Forward to the Right

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When blow-drying your bangs to the side, section your hair up and clip your hair back to leave only your bangs out. Remember to make sure that your bangs are damp to make blow-drying more effective. Next, take your brush and place it underneath the hair and then blow-dry starting from the roots, adding tension to the hair as you go. Slowly pull your section down to the ends and continue until dry.

4. Use a Blow-dryer to Kick Out the Back

Backflicks

Starting at the nape/back of the hair, place your brush on top of the section and blow-dryer down starting from the roots and using tension as you go. Next, place the blow-dryer underneath the hair and continue to blow-dry the ends out. Make sure to follow the brush with the blow-dryer in an outwards direction. If you like fuller flicks, hold the ends out and roll them up into the brush and apply the heat for longer.

5. Use a Blow-dryer to Kick Out the Sides

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To blow-dry the sides, take out your first sections from the front and clip the rest of the hair up. Place your brush on top of the section, and starting from the roots, blow-dry down using tension as you go. Next, place the blow-dryer underneath the hair and continue to blow-dry the ends out. Continue this step until the hair is dry.

6. Blow-dry the Crown

Crown

To blow-dry the crown/top sections, take a section of hair no bigger than the diameter of the brush and blow-dry the hair placing the brush under the section of hair. With your blow-dryer in front of the brush, follow the brush in an upwards direction at the roots and an outwards position at the ends for volume and softness. Continue until the section is dry.

7. Style to the Right Using a Blow-dryer

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Working in sections, place your brush at the roots of your hair and then using a blow-dryer on low heat, drag your brush through to the ends styling towards the right.

8. Style Sides Down Using Wax

Sidesdown

Using a small amount of wax, work it through the mid-lengths and ends in a downward, pinching motion. For added texture, apply more pinching and more wax.

9. Wax the Back of Hair Out

Backout

Using wax and your fingers grab the mid-lengths of your hair and then drag it out and upwards for a full and messy result. Remember not to overdo the wax or your result will be a flat and greasy style.

10. Style Bangs to the Right Using Wax

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Apply wax to your fingertips then drag through your bangs, sweeping the hair to the right as you go. Pinching the ends will create soft texture.

11. Pinch Hair for Texture Using Wax

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To finish the look, apply wax to your fingertips, making sure to smooth the wax over all of your fingers, then simply pinch the wax onto the ends of your hair, applying as much or as little as needed.

12. Lift Roots Using Wax

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Apply some hard wax to your fingertips and then rub it into your roots while lifting your strands for soft volume.

13. Apply Hairspray

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To finish, apply a minimal amount of hairspray from an arms length distance to the top, sides and back. Take care not to use too much or you will end up with a white, flaky residue which looks like dandruff.




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