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We love seeing Taraji with her simple makeup choices and her hair is always on point.

New York-based celebrity hair stylist, Dante Blandshaw shares expert tips on how he used Aveda products to achieve Taraji P. Henson’s look for the Oscar Awards:

• “I started with Aveda Brilliant Shampoo and Aveda Brilliant

Conditioner to soften Taraji’s textured hair,” said Blandshaw. “I love

the Aveda Brilliant line because it provides a smooth shine to textured

hair and reduces blow dry time.”

• Prep hair with Aveda Brilliant Damage Control to protect from heat styling.

• Blow dry hair straight using a paddle brush.

• After blow drying, add a dime-sized amount of Aveda Brilliant

Universal Styling Creme to add additional shine without weighing hair


• Flat-iron hair to create the foundation for a smooth, sleek red carpet look.

• Using 1.5” and 2” barrel curling irons, curl hair throughout to give bend and movement, accenting the layers in the cut.

• Slightly curl the front to create a soft, side-swept bang for added height and fullness.

• Comb hair through with a wide-tooth comb.

• Spray with Aveda Air Control Hair Spray for a light finish. “Aveda

Air Control Hair Spray is a perfect complement to this look because its

lightweight formula provides lasting hold and shine without weighing

hair down,” said Blandshaw.

Click here to see Taraji on the red carpet.

Click here to see our Oscar’s winners and losers.

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