Anika Noni Rose Debuted A New, Edgy Style At Black Girls Rock!

NEWARK, NJ - AUGUST 05:  Anika Noni Rose attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

Anika Noni Rose Debuted A New, Edgy Style At Black Girls Rock!

Pretty meets punk with this daring beauty combo.

Published August 22, 2017

The Quad's Anika Noni Rose hit the Black Girl’s Rock carpet — and was ready to turn a few heads along the way. 

Her sweet-meets-sexy Dennis Basso floral dress was complemented with Stuart Weitzman sandals, Alexis Bittar drop earrings and a Swarovski clutch.

But we couldn’t help but stare at her stunning auburn up-do paired with edgy shaved sides. We see you, Anika!

Dove Hair Stylist Cynthia Alvarez who styled Anika’s old hollywood curls said this on her look, “For Anika’s look, we were inspired by old Hollywood glam hair. We loved the shape the of curls and wanted to recreate a soft, modern take on the classic do.”

  • To make the curls pop, I started with a fresh color followed by a wash. While her hair was still damp, I applied Dove Absolute Curls Supreme Crème Serum, followed by a dollop of Dove Style+Care Curls Defining Mousse to give her hair the soft hold it needs. 
  • Once blow-dried, I curled her hair using a small 1/2” flat iron, curling all the hair going forward.
  • After letting the curls cool, I ran a hair oil through the top of the curls. Starting at the crown, I molded her hair into loose finger waves and set the curls/waves into place with Dove Style+Care Strength and Shine Flexible Hold Hairspray.
  • To finish the style, I used a shine spray. The key to this style is to keep your products lightweight – it’s all about the waves having body and movement. 

Naturally, when pulling off a bold hairstyle like this, it’s best to keep your makeup more subdued. She opted for a bronze/chocolate smokey eye and nude lips.

We give this look an A+ from head-to-toe!

Written by Janell M. Hickman

(Photo: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)


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