ESSENCE.COM Aug, 28, 2008

1 of 10 Fabrice Trombert

Add style and pure sophistication with this classic updo by using hairpins to keep it in place and top it off with Luster’s Pink Holding Spray for optimum shine.

2 of 10 Ondrea Barbe

Rake your fingers through your hair to achieve a tousled look. Add flair with a side bun and finish with Design Elements Formations Styling Spritz.

3 of 10 Fabrice Trombert

Want to add style and architectural design to your locs? Try braiding and twisting your locs and placing theme into a trendy updo. Use African Pride Braid Sheen Spray for shine.

4 of 10 Ondrea Barbe

Sexy, cool and hassle-free, this braided do makes a statement from front to back. Keep your scalp conditioned and guarded from the sun with Kerastase Soleil Aqua Protective spray.

5 of 10 Fabrice Trombert

Change up the shape of a traditional chignon and achieve something unique. Not enough hair to pull it off? Work with a hairpiece, and watch your options multiply.

6 of 10 Fabrice Trombert

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 with a silk scarf.

7 of 10 Fernando Milani

To achieve this chic style, flat-twist hair on an angle. Connect the twists into two braids and wrap them into a bun at the nape of the neck, securing with pins. Don’t forget to use a leave-in conditioner like Pantene Pro-V Daily Renewal Treatment to protect hair.

8 of 10 Haitem

Take a turn with a few twists and what do you get? An alternative take on a moderately traditional style. To style the French Roll, put hair into two separate ponytails, twist, pin with Goody hairpins and go!

9 of 10 Fabrice Trombert

Who says you have to start with a sleek, smooth ponytail when creating a bun? Add excitement with braids. Keep your scalp conditioned and hydrated with Dr. Miracle’s Braid Relief Spray.

10 of 10 Fabrice Trombert

You can never go wrong with a classic. Wear it loose, tight, parted in the middle or on the side. Ojon Conditioning Finishing Paste will keep edges smooth and help with flyaways.


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