Cuts that command attention

Cuts that command attention
ESSENCE.COM Aug, 27, 2008

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Punk meets funk! Natural hair guru Derrick Scurry derrickscurry.com makes the mohawk lush and sexy by adding Afro-curly hair, braided about a half inch from the scalp through the crown and the back. The sides are cut and tapered. For more hair-styling tips, pick up the February issue of ESSENCE.

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This cut is long on style but short on fuss, perfect for the gym bunny. New York City stylist Marvin A. Carrington ( macstyle.net ) razor-cut the hair into short layers. He spritzed on a leave-in conditioner and followed with a spray of setting lotion for texture and shine. (We like Lottabody Texturing Setting Lotion.) He used his fingers to create this snappy tuft-like texture.

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Brooklyn stylist Hadiiya Barbel hadiyabarbel.com updates the pixie with the tousled layers. The crown is kept long for maximum movement and volume while the back is tapered. Barbel applied a dime-size amount of pomade through the ends for a piecy finish. She used a light spritz of Tigi Work It Hairspray for hold and volume. For more hair-styling tips, pick up the February issue of ESSENCE.

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