Taraji P. Henson was one of our most popular looks at the 89th Annual Academy Awards. And you saw why right? Her Alberta Ferretti gown was perfectly complemented by her glamorous bob—an ode to Old Hollywood icons like Diahann Carroll and Dorothy Dandridge.
Here, all the steps to get her gorgeous tresses by famed stylist Tym Wallace:
1. First, prep your hair using an anti-dandruff shampoo & conditioner, to alleviate any scalp dryness and itch but keep your hair soft, nourished, and manageable. When you’re wearing midnight sapphire like Taraji, you don’t want anything distracting from the gorgeous shade of your gown!
2. Once your hair is cleansed, spray a leave-in detangler on 2-inch sections of your hair before blowing them dry with a blow dryer.
3. Emulsify two to three pumps of a cream serum in your hands and distribute it evenly throughout your hair, before using a jumbo barrel curling iron to create pin curls. Then, set your hair with velcro rollers to lock-in the curl memory.
4. After your curls are set, take them down and use a tried-and-true Mason Pearson brush through the roller set. Then, use your fingers to set the look in place before liberally spraying with hold hairspray.
What do you think of Taraji’s hair at the Oscars?