Black Hairstyles: Party Coifs

Black Hairstyles: Party Coifs
ESSENCE.COM Aug, 28, 2008

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Add texture by curling hair with a medium-barrel curling iron, then tousling with her fingers. For added volume, spray on Ojon Hair Fortify, Lift and Hold Mist.

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If you love a head full of waves and curls, this gorgeous texture is just a rod set away. Switch it up with a few bobby pins to create a soft Mohawk. A light pomade is perfect for beating frizz—try Aveda Brilliant Humectant Pomade.

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This natural do will stand up to the heat even when you can’t. Brush hair back on one side and secure with large bobby pins or a ponytail holder. A hairdressing like PhytoSpecific Moisturizing Styling Balm will keep sides smooth.

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A beautiful headband and soft ringlets are the key to this glamorous style. Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk adds moisture, shine and bounce.

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Rev up your locs with pin curls. Set the front and the crown and then release and finger into shape. Braid the back up into two fishbone plaits.

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To restore your curls, use a deep-cleansing shampoo once a week. For daily upkeep, use a leave-in conditioner and curl definer. We like Da Costa’s Tai Texture Lavender Mist. Work it through with a wide-toothed comb to avoid disrupting the curl pattern.

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Scissor hair into submission by creating a lush crown that’s stacked high with artful layers and precise piecyness.

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This uptown twist on the French roll takes your hair from the obvious to the unique. Square off a section of hair at the top of the head and pull the remaning hair into a bun. Back-comb the sqaured-off section for added volume, then roll into a pompadour shape, and secure with pins.

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Create this dream, tousled ’fro and sensous forehead fringe with heated rollers, then finger the hair into place. The look is ultraglamorous, especially when coupled with spiky lashes and sheer smoky eyes.

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A side-sweeping bang takes ordinary twists from bland to blazing. To keep this do intact, pin-curl the bang and tie hair up at night with a silk scarf.

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