Cop Yara’s & Alicia’s NAACP Image Award Hairstyles, Courtesy Dark & Lovely!

By   |   March 30, 2021   |   Beauty

Actress and NAACP Image Award Nominee, Yara Shahidi and singer-songwriter NAACP Image Award Nominee, Alicia Keys stunned at the illustrious NAACP Image Awards with looks from celebrity stylist, Kendall Dorsey using Dark & Lovely products. Here’s how he did it!

To achieve Yara’s protective pony, Dorsey prepped her natural hair with Dark & Lovely Hair Hydrator with Rice Water Complex to add shine to her base and applied the Dark & Lovely Tension Tamer at the scalp before using the Yusef Y brush and comb set to sculpt the ponytail.  He then added an extremely tiny micro braid extension that was pre-colored with Dark & Lovely Fade Resist in Chestnut Blonde in a soft twisted shape adhered to her side. He used a Dyson dryer to set the hair and a T3 Iron to seal fly-aways.

For Alicia Keys, Dorsey prepped Alicia Keys using the Dark & Lovely Hair Hydrator with Rice Water Complex to hydrate her hair from root to tip. He then used the Dark & Lovely  Tension Tamer just below the crown before starting to style her look into a beautiful ‘90s ponytail with soft variations of waves on the sides of her temple areas by using the Y by Yusef comb and brush kit and a Dyson dryer. He completed the look with gold accessories wrapping the base of the ponytail for added texture. “Inspired by styles of the ‘90s, Alicia’s playful ponytail is relaxed and glam at the same time. The look is full of soft texture, with beautiful shine,” he commented.

The Dark & Lovely for Protective Styles Collection is power-packed with peppermint, avocado oils and aloe vera to stimulate post-install, provide moisture and restore shine and contains no parabens, no mineral oils and no dyes. The line is now available for purchase at WalMart, TargetRiteAid and Amazon for a suggested retail price of $6.99 each. For more information, visit

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