Best Inauguration Hair

Best Inauguration Hair
ESSENCE.COM Jan, 22, 2009

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Miss Rihanna has been holding it down in the hair department for over a year now so of course she brought the heat to D.C.’s inauguration weekend. Here, the hit-making fashionista pairs her updated dark brown bowl cut with a pair of statement-making earrings for a total winning look.

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All hail the queen. Latifah has become a hair chameleon and she kept her tresses sexy and classy during the recent inauguration festivities. A hint of curl and unexpected center part take this rapper turned actress’s bangs from boring to bangin’! Try Pantene Pro-V Relaxed & Natural Daily Oil Cream Moisturizer, $4, drugstores nationwide, to keep your hair looking like a royal.

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Kerry Washington kept her look simple yet sophisticated with a generous bang and the rest of her hair pulled back into a sleek chignon. This classic hairstyle draws attention to Washington’s strong cheekbones.

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Singer Ashanti opted for a timeless updo to accompany her gold number while in D.C. celebrating the inauguration of our new President. We love the braid detail for an added touch of elegance.

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Mary J. Blige always knows how to work her color-treated tresses on the red carpet. To keep your cropped cut spicy and healthy like Blige, be sure to deep-condition your strands with a nourisher like Rene Furterer Myrrhea Anti-Frizz Silkening Mask, $42, sephora.com.

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Talk-show titan Oprah Winfrey has been a hair trendsetter for decades. Opting to wear curls for the historic inaugural ceremony, Ms. O looked dignified, yet stylish. Curly hair is more prone to frizz, so we recommend FX SPECIAL EFFECTS Straight & Shiny Extra Strength Anti Frizz Hair Serum that smoothes frizziness and adds a gorgeous glossy shine to your tresses ($5.99, walgreens.com).

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First Lady Michelle Obama’s hair looked marvelous while she volunteered with Operation Gratitude on National Service Day. Her mane man, hairstylist Johnny Wright, has been catapulted into instant stardom and just inked a deal to star in a reality show.

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“At Last” singer Beyoncé went for a sleek and chic do at the We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at The Lincoln Memorial concert. Make your hair shine like the megastar’s tresses by using a quarter-size amount of Marine Therapy System Aqualust Lusterizer, $5.29, at sallybeauty.com. Rub the product throughout your hair for soft, shiny manageable locks.

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Actress Gabrielle Union arrives at the 2009 BET Honors with silky smooth locks. Maintain your mane like Gabrielle’s using a hot comb, the preferred method of heat for the star. Remember trimming your hair regularly will keep it looking healthy and heavenly.

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