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Hairstylist to the stars Marcia Hamilton shows you how to recreate Jada Pinkett Smith’s semiformal updo pictured here. Get step-by-step instruction from the woman who keeps the “HawthoRNe” star’s locks in shape.
By Qianna Smith
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Before you begin to recreate this do, start with clean blown-out hair.
“For red-carpet events, Jada prefers to go for an all-American-girl look,” says Hamilton, who also works with Gabrielle Union, Serena and Venus Williams.
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“Section your hair using the peak of your eyebrow and the top of you ear as a guide,” shares Hamilton.
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Smooth and twist the hair back into a low chignon or bun.
“I met Jada at the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood luncheon last year and she is a great person. It’s easy working with her because she likes her hair to look very iconic and classic,” says Hamilton.
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Use three to five bobby pins to secure your low chignon or bun into place.
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“Next, I added one to two pieces of clip-on extensions in the front section of the hair,” says Hamilton to create fullness and volume.
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“Once extensions are in place, lightly twist the hair up and inwards into a giant pin-curl.”
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“You’ll want to secure the base of the pin-curl with several bobby pins,” says Hamilton. “Use a light hairspray for a lasting style.”
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With a new show on TNT and family duties to tend to, the “HawthoRNe” star needs hairstyles that are low maintenance but packed with high style. Looking chic and sleek has never been easier for the girl on the go!
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“Deep condition your hair at least once every two weeks, have your ends trimmed once every six to eight weeks, don’t overheat your strands, and love the hair that you have!" says Hamilton on the four things every woman should do to keep her mane looking fly.
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