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Jada's Hair Do or Don't


Jada Pinkett-Smith turned up at the third annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon in Beverly Hills last week with this interesting braided updo.


Frankly, I’m not quite sure how I feel about this look. It’s kinda Sideshow Bobesque.


That said, I still kind of like it. What do you guys think: Yay or Nay? In case you love it, after the break I tell you how to recreate the style at home.

Jada’s Braided & Textured Pony Hair How To:

Create the Braid:

  • Make a part, starting from behind the left ear to the right ear.
  • Then, create a deep right-side part leaving out the lesser hair.
  • Gather the front section of hair and tease the root to create texture and volume.
  • Add a texturizing volume spray at the root area for hold.
  • Braid the hair on the scalp from right to left all the way to the end.

Make a Pony:

  • Brush the rest of the hair into a high pony above the ears and secure with a holder.
  • Apply H2pro Silk 1 Minute Thermal Hair Treatment on the pony and divide into small sections.
  • Curl into spirals and apply a light shine serum to your hands and separate spirals.
  • Then spray with a texturizing mist for added texture and a bit of roughness.

Shape the Pony:

  • Take the end of the braid and pin it to the part on the scalp.
  • Then take a bobby pin with the open end, swoop into the curled pony, lift and pin to scalp.
  • This creates a bit of lift and added structure, repeat until you’re happy with the shape.
  • Utilize a light wax spray for shine and texture.
  • Finish with White Sands Infinity Finishing Spray for lasting hold.


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