Tatyana Ali Does Black Girls Rock in a Sophisticated Updo


Cynthia Alvarez is the magic behind many of our favorite stars hair on the red carpet. She styled Tatyana Ali's updo and we caught up with her "how to" on the sophisticated look.

“For Black Girls Rock Tatyana wanted to debut a new hairdo for spring and this red carpet was perfect. Her new fringe fits her personality perfectly as she is a classy lady with timeless beauty. Due to the amazing lace detailing in her outfit, we went with an updo. The hairspiration for Tatyana’s Black Girl Rock look was Audrey Hepburn.”


  • Prep the hair with Dove Nourishing Amplifier Mousse to pump up her fine strands then blow dried her hair to a smooth finish. Sectioned off bangs and cut them with thinning shears to create movement and texture.
  • Sectioning the back of the hair in half from ear to ear, gathered the top half into a ponytail and flipped it under creating a Topsy tail.
  • Split the bottom half of the hair in two and repeated this step for each section. Afterward, gathered all of her hair and created a twisted knot secured with bobbi pins at the nape of her neck.
  • To style her fringe I used a mini flat iron, slightly curving the ends under. I finished styling them using my fingers and a light mist of Dove Flexible Hold hairspray.

Find Cynthia on Twitter/Instagram at @CynthiaGlam

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