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How-To: Taraji P. Henson's Hair at the 2009 Oscars

How-To: Taraji P. Henson's Hair at the 2009 Oscars

Taraji's style at the Oscars reminds me that the cut itself is the basis for any great look. Her asymmetrical, layered bob provides the foundation and her hairstylist, Dante Blandshaw, walks us through the steps for yesterday's 'do. Personally, I prefer this straighter version (to her bumped under Independent Spirit Awards choice) so check out the products and steps below.

  1. To soften textured hair like Taraji's, prepare hair with Damage Control to protect from breakage and thermal damage.
  2. Blow-dry hair straight with a paddle brush and add a dime-sized amount of Universal Styling Creme for added shine.
  3. Flat-iron first, then use 1.5-inch and two-inch barrel irons to give volume at the roots and bend at the ends — don't overly curl! — to accentuate layers in a cut like this.
  4. Slightly curl the front to create a soft, side-swept bang for added height and fullness.
  5. Finish by combing with a wide-tooth comb and lock in the style with a lightweight hairspray (such as Aveda Air Control).


Join The Conversation
dawnrh dawnrh 7 years
I've had my hair cut like this because I saw her showing off this style in a magazine. I love it. Of course, I can never get it to look like that on a day-to-day basis.
prencesschris prencesschris 8 years
bastylefilegirl bastylefilegirl 8 years
Her hair is SICK she makes me want to go back to the shorter bob.......dang you Tarji!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
She looks very nice here.
MrsJigglesworth MrsJigglesworth 8 years
such a cute cut!
PeachyKeen19 PeachyKeen19 8 years
Her hair looked so good, so glossy! :)
tuscanstellina tuscanstellina 8 years
She looked lovely.
lorenashley lorenashley 8 years
gorgeous hair!
heatherhas heatherhas 8 years
Love it!
Stardustlove Stardustlove 8 years
I don't like how this haircut looks on her.
BellaEdward4ever BellaEdward4ever 8 years
I love this haircut, and she looks great!
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