Black Hairstyles: Long Hair

Black Hairstyles: Long Hair
ESSENCE.COM Aug, 27, 2008

1 of 10 Alex Beauchesne

Who says bangs can’t be edgy? Shanel defies that assumption perfectly with this blunt-edge asymmetrical bang that easily shaped with the CHI ceramic flat iron and maintained by wrapping at night.

2 of 10 Fabrice Trombert

Glamorous hair doesn’t have to be time-consuming—a long, basic bob can take you there. Wrap hair at night and undo it just before you’re ready to walk out the door. Style it with a rake comb or paddle brush. Use a large-barrel iron on a cool setting to create cute flips.

3 of 10 Darren Keith

Replicate this sleek satin look by parting each section of the hair and flatiron straight, finishing with Quidad Shine Glaze Serum.

4 of 10 Sean Burrowes

Large, defined, springy curls created with a good old-fashioned roller set. Make sure every inch of the hair is dry before releasing the rollers and don’t forget to apply a good mositurizer like Mizani Moisterfuse Moisturizing Conditioner.

5 of 10 Sean Burrowes

Loose curls are excellent for those who prefer a look that doesn’t scream “salon.” You can achieve the allure of touchable hair with a medium-barrel curling iron and hair spray.

6 of 10 Ondrea Barbe

After sectioning off a bang, brush the top portion bacj with a hard-bristle brush and apply SoftSheen Carson Megahertz Hi: Shine Gel Pomade to smooth the sides. Secure the hair in a elastic band, then repeat the process on the lower ponytail.

7 of 10 Fabrice Trombert

Set hair with medium-size rollers and a setting lotion like Pantene Pro-V Relaxed & Natural Conditioning Wrap & Set Lotion to create soft curls.

8 of 10 Michael Myers

Avoid overuse of flat irons and megawatt blow dryers, especially when the weather heats up. Stregthen hair from the inside out with essential vitamins and minerals with supplements like Perfectil Tablets.

9 of 10 Michael Brandt

The trick to achieving these waves is the direction of the roller set—every strand needs to be curled upward, from the nape toward the face. A soft bristle brush will unite your strands to form one curvy mass.

10 of 10 Ondrea Barbe

Inspired by the pompadour, stylist Chuck Amos pulled this glamorous look together by applying Pantene Pro-V Root Lifter Voluminizing Spray Gel for volume.

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