Tanika Ray Medium-Length, Funky, Curly Hairstyle
Tanika Ray's high-volume look is funky, but chic. What to do: 1. Spray leave-in conditioner on hair, which will help protect it from heat and other styling products. 2. Next, apply curl-defining lotion throughout hair. 3. Turn head upside down and blow dry hair on a low heat setting with a diffuser, or you can let it air-dry. 4. Once hair is dry, apply gel to your fingers and sculpt hair into shape. Lock the look with a medium-hold hairspray.
Mary J. Blige Funky, Layered Shag
Mary J. Blige's shag is a good choice for layered, medium length hair. What to do: 1. Apply a straightening cream and blow dry hair with a round brush, flipping your ends out. 2. Follow up with a flat iron to further straighten and flip. 3. Apply styling wax to your ends to keep them from falling limp and to get that piece-y texture.
Keyshia Cole Red, Curly Hairstyle
Keyshia Cole's red ringlets have a romantic feel that's perfect for date nights or proms. What to do: 1. To get the look, distribute a styling cream through damp hair, then blow dry. A rough dry is fine, as you'll be curling your hair too, just make sure it's completely dry before moving on. 2. Once hair is dry, wind half-inch sections around a thin-barreled curling iron from ends to roots. Hold the iron vertically while turning. 3. Hold the iron in place for a few seconds, then release the clamp while pulling the iron down and away from hair. 4. Allow the curls to cool, then spray with a medium-hold hairspray. Don't comb, don't brush -- don't even touch -- the curls or you'll ruin the ringlets.