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PHOTOS: Taraji P. Henson Covers Allure Magazine & Shares Embarrassing Red Carpet Moments

“It was very Diana Ross, very disco, Studio 54, big, big hair, lots of jewelry, earrings, all the stuff I like to wear” said Taraji P. Henson while on set shooting her new cover of Allure magazine.

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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.

Taraji P. Heson Looks Back On Her Career Hair Styles During Allure Magazine Shoot

“Oh God, I had broken up with a boyfriend and I had to cut off all my hair, so that’s what I did” she says looking at a short pixie cut.

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“That was my Hustle & Flow hair, that’s Shug’s hair, I loved myself that night” she says of the 2005 film that first brought she and her Empire co-star, Terrence Howard, together.

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“The 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 story” she says.

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That’s when I won ‘Entertainer Of The Year’ [at the NAACP Image Awards] I beat Beyonce! And nobody beats Beyonce but I did!”

Taraji P. Heson Looks Back On Her Career Hair Styles During Allure Magazine Shoot

“Oh…I actually did my own hair for this one…I actually still have that braid in a drawer somewhere. That was before I could afford hair and makeup!”

Taraji P. Heson Looks Back On Her Career Hair Styles During Allure Magazine Shoot

“I was Homecoming Queen, I didn’t think I was going to win so that was a very surprised look…I used to rock honey blonde, I was blonde before Beyonce.”

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Check out some of the gorgeous shots from Henson’s Allure shoot!

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Taraji P. Henson (Allure)

Taraji P. Henson (Allure)

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