For our November 2016 print issue, hair master Gillian Garcia shares four fresh ways to rock a fringe. At one point or another, we've all toyed with the idea of rocking bangs. Whether you want to cover up a well-endowed forehead or simply want to try something new, there are so many different ways to go about wearing this staple style. Get inspired by these expert level looks and take your mane to new heights!
We still can't get enough of Solange's beautiful and much needed album of healing and inspiration. 'A Seat at The Table' is full to the brim with sounds of empowerment and celebration of the depth and beauty of blackness. The iconic album cover photographed by Carlota Guerrero, has inspired many Solange fans to recreate it, standing in solidarity with her message from one the tracks on the album 'Don't Touch My hair' and Essence editors agree! We joined Solange and fans from around the world to show our appreciation for her creative vulnerability and for reminding us of the endless possibilities available to us, when we pull up a chair and take our seat at the table. Thank you Solange!
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There's something so seductive about soft, voluminous waves. They're fun, flirty, romantic and perfect for a hot night out or red carpet affair. Some of our favorite celebs have been rather smitten with the sexy style lately — like LaLa Vasquez, who looked flawless in slightly wavy strands at the GLAAD Media Awards, and Ciara, who flaunted über-glam, bright blonde waves at the Valentino flagship store opening. Check out more beachy waves on our favorite celebs inside.
First made popular by Janet Jackson and Jody Watley in the '80s, the big, bodacious, body wave is officially back! The great thing about this sexy style? Soft, rippling waves flatter all hair lengths from short, Rihanna-esque crops to long locks, a la Joy Bryant. And the look is super-easy to create at home: Simply separate hair into sections (small if you want tight waves, bigger if you want a looser texture), and then wrap around the barrel of a one inch curling iron, keeping the barrel closed. Check out our gallery of wavy-haired A-listers for inspiration.