Dear Hollywood: If you’re searching for a leading lady to star in your next film set in the ’70s, Taraji P. Henson may be your woman.
The 47-year-old attended the 2017 Billboard Women in Music Awards sporting a huge Afro and color-block chiffon Schiaparelli Fall 2017 couture gown that instantly made us think of Diana Ross. According to Henson’s hairstylist, Tym Wallace, the inspiration for her look was indeed “the Boss, the Diva, Diana Ross in the 1975 film Mahogany.”
“It was very effortless — showing off lots of volume, texture, and what Taraji loves,” he tells Yahoo Lifestyle.
Wallace is the ‘mane man’ behind Henson’s hottest hairstyles, from her razor-sharp bobs to waist-long ponytails. He recently gave the Empire actress a tapered copper cut that accentuated her natural hair. But for the Billboard Women in Music Awards, Henson reached for the curling iron and extensions to achieve this larger-than-life vision.