Dropping major keys isn’t only DJ Khaled’s expertise. Actually, celebrity hairstylist, salon owner, and Motions Brand Ambassador Ursula Stephen has been dropping major key in the hair department since she transformed Rihanna from island gal to bad gal nearly a decade ago. I think it’s safe to say we were all running to your beautician with a picture of Rihanna, asking for her cropped coif.
In a recent interview with Essence, Stephen, who grooms the tresses of many high-profile clients like Mary J. Blige and Kerry Washington, shared some tips on how to have fabulous hair in 2016.
Interestingly, most of her tips actually have nothing to do with hair styling. “Maintain your best looking self,” she says. “Get a massage, get a pedicure, do what you need to do to feel good.” Just the saying goes “you are what you eat,” Stephen wholly agrees. “Healthy hair depends on not only on what you put on your hair, but also what you put in your body. Incorporate a lot of greens in your diet—your hair will thank you for it! I enjoy avocado smoothies, and I’ve noticed a huge difference in my hair and skin.”
And as far as maintaining your tresses is concerned, the stylist is all about a ‘do that fits your lifestyle. “The New Year is a great time to try hairstyles, but it’s important to choose a style that matches your lifestyle. If you have a busy schedule, try a short haircut that doesn’t need much maintenance. Remember, if you get a great cut, it’s easier for you in the long run.”