Alicia Keys might have stopped wearing makeup over the past year, but she definitely hasn’t stopped working on her hair game. Along with her bare face and freckles, the The Voice host is still rocking cool afros, her signature head scarves and fun topknots.
And just in time for summer, her go-to hairstylist and Pantene’s celebrity stylist Chuck Amos, is showing us exactly how to recreate one of our favorite braided topknots that he’s styled on the star, in order to celebrate the brand’s “All Strong Hair is Beautiful Hair” campaign, which aims to empower women to embrace their natural every day.
Watch the “How It’s Done” video above to learn exactly how to recreate Keys’ look, and shop the pro’s must-have products, below.
After pulling the hair into a high ponytail, Amos applies smoothing cream to a few small, random sections and braids them.
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Next, he shaped the ponytail into a bun and pinned it in place.
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Product Application Paint Brush
To finish the look, applied curl cream roots using a paint brush in order to lock down any fly-aways.
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Would you try the star’s braided topknot? What are your go-to summer hairstyles? Tell us in the comments below.