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Alicia Key's long, gorgeous waves are a perfect example of African American hairstyles gone sophisticated. Alicia's hair is cut one length and colored a beautiful dark, chocolate brown.
Styling this African American hairstyle is fairly straight forward. Use a straightening balm and blow dry hair with a large round brush. Give the hair a side part for that sexy, retro look. Next use either a large one inch barrel curling iron or medium sized Velcro rollers to get great waves. If using the curling iron take two inch sections and curl sections up to approximately two and a half to three inches from the scalp. You'll want the top portion of your hair to lay flat to avoid a round look. It also adds to the retro chick of this style.
If you opt for using Velcro rollers for this African American hairstyle take two to three inch sections and wrap them around the rollers. When rolling the hair sections, make sure to aim them downward as opposed to straight up in the air to avoid the style going too puffy. Finger comb the curls out and spray with a light finishing spray to give a touch of hold but still enable movement.
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