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We all know Taraji P. Henson loves a glam moment. From red carpets to television appearances, the actress is always going to be picture-ready when she steps out. That’s why last night, her effortless slay was nothing less than expected. The Empire star hosted the 2020 American Music Awards and despite the audience being limited to socially distanced families and friends, she still gave a show.

Teaming up with celebrity hairstylist Tym Wallace, Henson rocked seven different ‘dos throughout the night. We sat down with Wallace @tymwallacehair and he gave us the inside scoop on Henson’s looks.



“I parted the hair down the center and created these crimp like waves with my flat iron, spraying Joico JoiMist Medium as I created the crimps. After setting, I then used some Joico K-PAK Color Therapy Luster Lock Glossing Oil and emulsified it in my hands to finger the waves out. I added the Joico Beach Shake Dry Texturizer for piecyness then I used the Joico Flip Turn Volumizing Finishing Spray for volume.”

Photo Credit: Tym Wallace

Photo Credit: Tym Wallace

Photo Credit: Tym Wallace 


“I pulled the hair in a low ponytail leaving some tendrils around the face. I used the Joico JoiMist Medium Finishing Spray to ensure a smooth and sleek look.”



“The 3rd look was a curly texture wig that I colored  a really dark red”




  1. Tell us the inspiration behind Sunday’s AMAs look? if there were two/three looks, please explain each one.

“The inspiration was glamorous modernized 70s and super mod top models like Pat Cleveland, Beverly Johnson, Naomi Campbell.”

  1. What was the must-have beauty product you couldn’t live without during Sunday’s award show?

“My Joico Power Spray Fast-Drying hair spray.”

  1. What would you have done differently if this were in person?

“I wouldn’t have changed”

  1. How long did it take and were there any difficulties?

“It was so many changes so it was just making sure the time was on my side .”

  1. Is there anything else you want to share about the look or the process?

“The wardrobe was so strong I managed to have strong looks that didn’t compete but complements the outfit”

  1. How did you decide what color to use?

“I based the color of f of her skin tone, lights, and fashion colors.”

  1. How would you describe this look in three words?

“Fabulous, high end, mod.”

  1. Please call out all the products you used from each look-especially re: color and/or wig, extension, care

“Style was Joico Flip Turn Volumizing Finishing Spray, Joico Humidity Blocker, and Hair Shake Dry Texturizer”

  1. Tips to perfecting each specific look?

“The right products and tools. Letting them work for you and do the job.”

  1. What was Taraji P. Henson’s involvement in choosing the colors or styles, if any? Did she come with ideas or let you run with it?

“She always is involved”

Products used to achieve all of Taraji’s looks below:


Joico Color Infuse Red Shampoo $16.99 at

Joico Color Infuse Red Conditioner $18.99 at

Joico Flip Turn Volumizing Finishing Spray $16.99 at

Joico Humidity Blocker $17.99 at

Hair Shake Dry Texturizer $18.99 at

Joico Joimist Medium at $16.99 at

Joico K-PAK Color Therapy Luster Lock Glossing Oil $22.50 at