July 24, 2021

Taraji P. Henson wore her longest hair to present the 2021 BET Awards

In 2021, with the resumption of the live and direct BET awards, Taraji P. Henson She’s the hostess so you know she’s going to blow everyone away with her glamor every time she returns to the stage. (She owns her own hair care brand, so you know that beauty is a big priority for the award-winning actress.)

Henson started the night with a major change from the magenta hue that has been seen frequently in the last year. On the red carpet at the BET Awards, she arrived with super long, straight, thick, almost black, parted hair in the middle, styled by Tym Wallace. She used Tangle Teezer’s Ultimate Detangler Naturally Curly product during blow-drying, and kept the hair protected from damage with TPH by Taraji Hot Commodity Heat Protecting Spray while straightening it with the BaByliss Pro Ultra Thin Flat Iron.

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The style cascaded over the shiny skin of her bare arms to the middle of her leggings, partially exposed by her beaded gown and corset with a colorful sarong-style skirt. “I tell these designers to make dresses for the butt and ribs,” he told presenters at the awards pre-show.

For makeup, Henson was featured with an emphasis on the eyes: a bronze shadow swept across the lids with a little gold towards the inner corners, a black liquid liner with wings, and false lashes so dramatically long, echoing her hairstyle. She wore a mauve blush along her cheekbones and a similar but paler shade on her lips. Her manicure was long and pointed, with the tips covered in gems of different sizes.

It wasn’t long before Henson completely turned things around. Once the show started, she made a very informal entrance on a gold swing that descended from the ceiling, which matched perfectly with her new ’70s-inspired outfit. Her super-long, straight hair was replaced by a voluminous afro that reached down to her feet. shoulders, with elegant curly bangs. Wallace blended the hair and used a micro-flat iron to add definition to the curls, then brushed with the detangling brush to create volume and length and finished with Oribe Superfine Hair Spray and Mizani Thermasmooth Shine Extend. Her lashes became even more dramatic with a retro thickness, bordering on clumps, on the top and bottom.

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There was only a publicity break before they gave us another new look. Henson was still sporting a retro look, but this time she tried a trendy hairstyle that fell to her shoulders.

with many layers.

It’s clear that Henson was inspired by HER’s mind-blowing performance, because the host’s next look was literally a HER costume, though she called herself SHE while trying to play multiple instruments at once. It may have been a joke, but it’s no wonder the extremely long wavy hair and round sunglasses.

Long hair disappeared on her next return to the stage, and Henson brought us a textured straight cut, parted in the middle, that barely reached the jawline. Her intense red lips matched her bright red outfit perfectly.

Her next look was classic glamor: voluminous waves with a deep parting and a stunning plum lip that looked as timeless as her black dress.

Henson continued with costumes honoring Erykah Badu, Diana Ross, Betty Boop, and Tina Turner. For Badu, she wore medium brown knee-length braids, oversized sunglasses, and loads of bracelets and rings. Her Diana Ross look was reminiscent of the legendary singer’s 60s short style, and she fell short with Betty Boop’s pin-up girl curls.

Her ode to Tina Turner was a true spectacle, with the singer’s big, textured, blonde mullet instantly relatable. Bright red lips sealed the iconic deal.

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It has been nearly impossible to keep up with all of Henson’s rapid changes, but we couldn’t help but hope that he would continue to do so. Each of them was more impressive and inspiring than the last.