â€œIt was very Diana Ross, very disco, Studio 54, big, big hair, lots of jewelry, earrings, all the stuff I like to wearâ€ said Taraji P. HensonÂ while on set shooting her new cover of Allure magazine.
In a behind the scenes video for the shoot, Henson looks back at how her hair styles have evolved over nearly two decades in the industry.
â€œOh God, I had broken up with a boyfriend and I had to cut off all my hair, so thatâ€™s what I didâ€ she says looking at a short pixie cut.
â€œThat was my Hustle & Flow hair, thatâ€™s Shugâ€™s hair, I loved myself that nightâ€ she says of the 2005 film that first brought she and her Empire co-star, Terrence Howard, together.
â€œThe first time I went to the Oscars! By the end of the night, the bun was hanging to the side, Terrence loves to tell that storyâ€ she says.
Thatâ€™s when I won ‘Entertainer Of The Year’ [at the NAACP Image Awards] I beat Beyonce! And nobody beats Beyonce but I did!â€
â€œOhâ€¦I actually did my own hair for this oneâ€¦I actually still have that braid in a drawer somewhere. That was before I could afford hair and makeup!â€
â€œI was Homecoming Queen, I didnâ€™t think I was going to win so that was a very surprised lookâ€¦I used to rock honey blonde, I was blonde before Beyonce.â€
Check out some of the gorgeous shots from Henson’s Allure shoot!