How To Recreate Anika Noni Rose’s Edgy Natural Cut At Home

September 18, 2017  |  

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If there was an award for flyest hairdo at last night’s Emmy Awards, Anika Noni Rose definitely would’ve been the winner. The actress took a break from her normal weaves and straightened strands to rock her natural texture in a dope coif that definitely turned heads on the red carpet.

“For Anika’s Emmys hair, she wanted to sport her beautiful natural hair and her edgy cut, which perfectly complemented her gown,” explained Dove Hair Stylist Cynthia Alvarez.

Alvarez also gave us a play-by-play of how we can style this look at home.

  • For this look, it was very important to start with clean hair. While the hair was damp I applied Dove Absolute Curls Supreme Crème Serum ($6) from roots to ends to nourish her hair.  I then applied a golf ball sized dollop of Dove Style+Care Curls Defining Mousse ($4) to further define her natural texture.
  • Sectioning in horizontal partings, I double strand twisted her hair and dried using Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer and diffuser.
  • Once her hair was completely dry, which took about 20 minutes, I unraveled the twists and separated the ends while keeping my fingers coated with the Dove Absolute Curls Supreme Crème Serum ($6) to prevent frizz.
  • To finish off the look, I used a hard hold gel to swirl hair along her hairline.

It’s clear Anika was feeling her new look from her IG posts last night, shouting out Cynthia for the great job she did on her tresses and designer Thai Nguyen Atelier who’s responsible for her fabulous gown.

At 45, Anika is definitely giving a lot of us a run for our money.

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