Every Single One of Cookie's Hair Looks From the Season 2 Premiere of 'Empire'
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We'd been waiting with bated breath for tonight's Season 2 premiere of FOX's smash hit Empire. And just as expected, Mrs. Cookie Lyon did not disappoint. Our girl rocked our screens with not two or even three wow-worthy beauty looks, but four hairstyle switch-ups (plus, green shadow and 3-D nail art to boot!). If the first episode was any indication of all the fabulousness to come from the head chick in charge, we've got lots to look forward to this season. Welcome to Cookie's world.
Cookie's beauty debut was equally as statement-making as her grand entrance as she descended upon the protest grounds in a barred cage. A sleek topknot offered a sophisticated touch to her otherwise over-the-top aesthetic (emerald green shadow, fuchsia lips, blingy nail art, and dare we say—free the nipple?). Add polish to your own updo with a shone serum like Earth's Nectar Hair Gloss ($19, sephora.com).
Photo by Chuck Hodes/FOX
She wouldn't be Cookie Lyon without a waist-length pony. This season, she puts a twist on it with side-swept bangs. Create sleek strands like hers with a smoothing cream like Phytodéfrisant Botanical Straightening Balm ($28, ulta.com)—and a few extensions for added volume and length.
A court appearance prompted Cookie to take a more natural approach, pairing minimal makeup with loose curls. Create defined ringlets of your own with a medium-size curling rod and set with a holding spray. We like Drybar Money Maker Flexible Hold Hairspray ($26, sephora.com).
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Another topknot for Cookie—now, with a roughed-up texture. Starting with a ponytail, spritz dry shampoo on the loose hair and rough-dry with a blow-dryer. Then, wrap the hair around the base of the elastic and secure with pins. Try Klorane Dry Shampoo with Nettle Oil Control ($20, sephora.com).