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"Try something you’ve never done before or were afraid to,” says Gibbs.
Using celebrities and hair icons as inspiration, here are Dana’s top style picks for the season:
Color Me Bad
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This spring, pump up your style with a touch of vibrant color. Go rude girl red like Rihanna or try platinum locks like Beyonce or Keri Hilson.
Short and Sweet
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Halle Berry’s signature hairstyle is the most enviable short and sassy cut ever. Her pixie is an inspiration to women of color who want no-fuss, get up and go hair. With the right cut and a little bit of pomade, this look can be versatile and will keep you cool in the hot summer sun.
A Real Head Banger
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Tennis champ Serena Williams opts for chin-length tresses with bangs. But if you can’t commit to chopping your locks or don’t have the natural length to trim, try a human hair wig or bang clip-ins. We won’t tell and with the right extensions, no one will know the difference.
EasiBangs Clip-In Hair Bangs, $99.76
Instead of a basic pony, women of color with longer hair might opt for a sexy topknot to keep hair swept off the neck on steamy summer nights. Alicia Keys favors a polished version during award season, but you can opt for a messier version when you replicate the style at home with a boar bristle brush.
Rickys NYC Double Bungee, $3.99
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The middle part has made a comeback! The key to the center part -- which was popular in the 70’s and then again in the 90’s -- is to make sure you have the proper length fringe, which is chin length or longer. Any length that is shorter will make your face look rounder and fuller than desired. Zoe Saldana wears her center part with panache.