Taraji P. Henson Shows Off Her Cornrows in Shoot for ‘CR Fashion Book’
No wigs here.
The actress talked to the publication about her decision to flaunt her natural hair during the high fashion-style photo shoot.
“I wear wigs a lot, especially for photo shoots,” she said. “So I’m trying on the clothes and the silk scarf I have on my head slips off, and I say, ‘Hey, look at my cornrows, aren’t they beautiful?’ [photographer] Bruce Weber is standing there and he goes, ‘We’ll shoot that.’ And I go,’What? We’ll shoot what?’ And he says, ‘We’ll shoot your hair just like that, it’s beautiful.'”
Taraji says at first she wasn’t behind the idea. “[P]art of me was like, ‘No, no, no, NO! This is the hair no one is supposed to see. This is like behind-closed-doors hair. I feel naked. I feel like a plucked chicken…or a wet one. A baby chicken!'”
We all know Taraji could pull off any look she wanted to. “We are vulnerable every time we put our art out there. Underneath that hair is my soul, and it’s me, it’s mine,” she said.
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