When has Teyana Taylor not given us body and fashion goals? Every time you see her she is slaying! Whether she’s in jeans and a basic tee with her hair slicked back or in a designer gown with effortless curls, she knows how to get and keep attention on her. The crazy thing is her style never seems manufactured nor forced. She truly rocks her looks her way and is never afraid to push boundaries in music, acting, dancing, fashion or her hairstyle choices. I love women who create their lane and do it unapologetically! Teyana, in my opinion, is a style icon and here are my 50 reasons why.
Ode To Janet Jackson
Teyana’s Janet Jackson inspired bob is everything! It’s easy and effortless. This look is re-creatable with two Brazilian straight bundles and closure, or you can purchase a wig and get it styled just like this one! To get those edges on point make sure you use the right products, so your version looks as good as hers. If you need to step by step tutorial on how to achieve this look, one of my favorite YouTubers Malibu dollface recreated this exact look on his YouTube channel.
This caramel brown unit Teyana is rocking is a great balance of brown and gold; it compliments her skin tone amazingly. My favorite part of this unit is the fact that her hair almost looks wet. We too can rock this sleek wet look with just a few items.
What You Need:
- Private Label Extensions Loose Wave
- Private Label Extensions Loose Wave frontal
- Alcohol-free curling mousse
Styling is super simple! Mist your hair with water until it is damp and apply a generous amount of mousse. Next, Use your fingers to finger comb and break up the strands. Simultaneously scrunch the hair to get even more definition. Once you’ve achieved the desired look, let your hair air dry before manipulating it any further. Teyana’s stylist gave us our whole life with this bomb color and sleek cut. Bob is one style that’s not bound by a season and is achievable for us DIY gals. There also isn’t very much scissor work involved so have no fear!
Follow these steps, and you too can rock a smooth, sleek blunt cut bob any time of the year.
What You Need:Salon Pro 30 Second hair glue Two wig caps White eyeliner pencil Scissors Extensions (of course)
Step #1Part of a section of hair in through the center of your head. Make sure the part is clean and wide enough to cover the weft that will surround it.
Step #2Braid that section to the front. Then, braid your hair down along the perimeter of your forehead and down his back. Connect them, so there are no loose ends.
Step #3Apply both wig caps.
Step #4Outline your part with the white eyeliner pencil.
Step #5Begin gluing your extensions in from back to front. Then, glue the final extension in along the white outline.
Step #6Slowly cut through the top cap, around the part. Then, slowly cut through the second cap.
Step #7Unbraid your leave out and lightly spray it with a heat protectant.
Step #8Use a flat iron to straighten your leave out. Use the chase method for a silkier finish.
Step #9Grab your sharp scissors and determine what length you would like your bob. I suggest leaving a little length for adjustments. Hold your scissors horizontally at all times when cutting and work slowly around your head.
Straighten the rest of your hair.
Teyana was on her Fifth Element tip with this one! The easiest way to achieve this look is with 12 inches of loose wave extensions and closure. The color process for this style is surprisingly easy too.
What You Need:
- 30 volume developer
- BW 2
- Adore- Ginger
Use the bleaching mixture to bleach the extensions from route to tip quickly so that there is no drastic color gradient; this will help you get an even ginger color all over. When it comes to the roots, bleach them last, so they’re a bit darker than the length of the extension. This technique will give the illusion of root realness, so not even your haters could clock this DIY color.
Melanin & Platinum Blonde
Who said brown girls couldn’t rock platinum blonde? I think this is her most iconic hairstyle to date; she’s giving Marilyn Monroe tease! Want to know how to recreate this look? It’s up to you on how you style it. You can wear it loose and tousled our add some curls and body to it. Grab up these Russian Blonde lace frontal and bundles and get to making your Teyana inspired unit. Need a little help? No problem! Sophiology has a detailed video on how to create your own frontal wig, which you can check out on YouTube. If you think your stitch game is top-notch, tag Private Label Extensions in your flawless wig creations!
Here’s another version of the look above but in a darker color. Learn how to add body curls to your extensions within curls, by following my instructions below:
Step #1Apply your favorite heat protectant all over.
Step #2Take a 1”x2” section of hair and comb to detangle
Step #3If you aren't a pro with a flat iron, use a 1-inch curling iron to curl each section. As you curl the section, catch it and let it rest in your hand to cool. This will help the curl maintain its shape and last longer throughout the day without product.
Step #4Once the curl is cool enough to touch pickup the stacked coils
Step #5Use your alligator clip to secure body of the coil to its base
Style your hair with a wide-tooth comb for big voluminous hair or a paddle brush for sexy smooth waves.
Gray For Days
Gray tresses were the wave of 2017 and Teyana brought it with this style! Not to mention, I love root realness with bold colors. Guy Tang is the kind of color and filmed a tutorial on youtube of how to achieve this color. Not interested in DIYing it? No problem! Private Label Extensions have gray body wave extensions just for you. They’ve thought of everything!
She knows how to pull off the red carpet without looking like she tried hard. This wet slicked back look is the bomb with this dress. I can recreate this look with ease and so can you! Just grab with wavy bundles and a frontal, a spray bottle filled with water, alcohol-free wrap lotion and some decorative bobby pins. Make this look your own by dying your extensions blue-black for a subtle wash of color.
This color is so pretty, and she is rocking it right against the white outfit! I know I’ll be rocking this style this in February.
What You Need:
- Malaysian Body Wave Bundles - 14”, 16”, 18”
- Malaysian Body Wave Closure - 14”
- 1 ½” curling iron
- Clairol BW2
- Clairol Developer- 20 volume
- Adore- Ginger and Paprika (2:1)
It's super easy to learn how to create this look by dying your hair at home. For this color, in particular, leave the hair to process for about 30 minutes, or until its a light/ medium blonde. For the coloring, process mix both the ginger and paprika hair colors and allow it 30 minutes to color your hair. Give me a thumbs up in the comment section if you are going to try this style. I know I am!
The space buns are too cute! I love how she can rock a head full of curls and then switch up with style like this. It fits her personality, and I believe she can wear any style. The colored hair adds a bit more fun to this look. Create your own Teyana inspired space buns with natural and Russian blonde colored clip-ins! Ulovmegz has my favorite clip-in video on Youtube on this look.
Can we say “yes” to these locs? Locs are not only a great protective style, but they also make vacationing a breeze. Locs are low maintenance, and there are tons of different ways to install and style them. Installing them the traditional way with kinky crochet hair is gorgeous but exceptionally time-consuming. The quickest way to install locs on yourself is by buying them and crochet them in. BeautyCanBraid has an awesome tutorial dedicated to installing pre-made locs, check her out.
What You Need:
- Faux locs
- Crochet needle
Teyana is posted up, looking cute and ready for whatever! This pixie cut is one of my favorite looks on her! The color, the sideburns, and the way she can switch up the styling are what makes this pixie so versatile.
Here are a few tips on how to maintain your pixie cut, but first, you should invest in the following:
- Satin Scarf
- 1-1 ½ inch flat iron
- Alcohol-free wrap lotion
- Heat Protectant
Tip #1Tie your hair down nightly to reduce the need for heat styling.
Tip #2A ¼ inch flat iron is great for styling the shortest parts of your hair.
Keep your hair trimmed.
90's Inspired Cut
A 90’s inspired pixie cut has never looked so modern! I cut my hair a long time ago, in an attempt to look like Monica, but the awkward growing out stage drove me crazy. Teyanna makes that stage look so flawless with soft layers at the top. Maintaining a shortcut can sometimes be a hassle but don’t worry, I’ve got some tips that will save you time and a trip to the salon. 1. Tie your hair down nightly to reduce the need for heat styling. 2. A 1⁄4 inch flat iron is great for styling the shortest parts of your hair. 3. keep your hair trimmed.
Dark Crimson Finger WavesTeyana has never avoided playing with color. I love how she went all in and colored her natural hair this bright cinnamon ginger red. Now not all of us are as courageous as our sis here, so if you are nervous about coloring your hair try a wig. If you want to color your hair this color here’s what you will need to do it yourself.
- Clairol BW2
- Adore - paprika(2x), ginger
Inches Hunty!Bone straight inches are a red carpet classic, and Teyana does it very well. This look would look great with Malaysian straight bundles and closure. If you want to achieve this look, using textured hair, try using the chase method to straighten it to perfection. The chase method gives hair a light satin feel, while also only need one or two passes.
Step #1Take a 1-inch section of hair and detangle
Step #2Spray with a heat protectant.
Step #3Place your flat iron at the base and your comb beneath it.
Step #4Allow the comb to separate the hair and the flatiron to follow.
Let the section cool before combing or running your fingers through it. Try the chase method and let me know if it worked for you in the comments below!
Luscious CurlsIt’s almost that time of year for big curly hair and beaches. With all the chlorine, saltwater, and sand that your curly hair will come into contact with, you’ll need to know the basic maintenance for it.
Tips for maintaining curly hair:
- Don’t style while completely dry.
- Refrain from using narrow toothed combs.
- Moisture is key! Deep conditioning and moisture-rich serums will keep your hair shiny and bouncy.
- Comb from the tips to the root.
- Twist or braid hair into sections at night and wear a satin scarf or bonnet.
- Apply a conditioner to your curls before swimming.
Russian blonde extensions were the wave of last year, and it doesn't look like this trend is losing any steam. Teyanna rocked hers in its natural state without colored roots, and it was such a vibe. This bold hair matched with her 90’s swagger is just proof that Teyanna can pull off anything. If you’re interested in trying a bold light hair color or even blondes consider using a toner. Toning is an important step in any coloring process because it neutralizes brassy yellow and orange tones on bleached hair. It usually turns a purple-blue tint when it has processed. When applied to bleached hair, it takes it to more of an ashy, dusty, or platinum color. That means a much more natural-looking hair tone. No matter your complexion you can always use a toner to create the perfect balance in color.