Janelle Monáe Hairdo How To
Apr 14, 2011 - by Jessica Lapidos
New girl in town is flouting a 'do that's frontin' side and wild. POW! This funky hair she's wearing is called the "Janelle Monáe" because, well, she's the lady that's heating things up on her gorgeous album The ArchAndroid. Now, many of us wouldn't imagine our hair could do a thing like hers - aka defy gravity in a tight flying pouf. But don't doubt your hair so quickly! You can get this look, too, and make it your own. Watch our How-To Video on FashionIndie TV to learn how to do it yourself, and to hear Janelle Monáe's bumpin' new single Tightrope feat. Big Boi.
"When you copy me, you copy my past." - Janelle Monáe's Twitter bio. And I'm strangely okay about copying her past right now. Her look has the ability to look fresh on so many faces. And it's not a cut, so you can rock it for a day, an evening, a moment, like you're walking in a Wondaland.
Like the toxic two-toned lips and nails? These hues are from the Toxic Nature Collection by Illamasqua. The look is out of this world.
How-To get the LIPS: Atomic (fuchsia violet) Lipstick, leaving a strip clear in the middle. Apply Bedaub (mint green) Cream Pigment down the middle, blending slightly with the lipstick.
How-To get the NAILS: Start by painting the back end of the nail with Gamma (neon orange), and let it dry. Paint the tips in thick and curved with the nail in Radium (acidic lime shimmer).