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Christopher John Rogers Offers Beauty Escapism With Flying Braids and Two-Tone Lips

Photo: Courtesy of Christopher John Rogers.

Much like last season, hairstylist Naeemah LaFond provided an array of head-turning hair looks. “They’re very playful and whimsical, yet still have that air of chic and powerful woven throughout that we have come to associate with the CJR woman,” she says of conceptualizing the collection’s hair looks. Using Amika’s Headstrong Intense Hold Hairspray, she sculpted sky-reaching styles, such as the towering Afros and chandelier-like braids. “The towering crown look was a labor of love inspired by the Zulu women of South Africa and their traditional braided headdresses,” says LaFond, adding that she wrapped pre-loc-ed hair extensions around a cylinder base and added pieces of textured hair to “break up the texture and make it feel more lived-in.”

For the flying braids, which were inspired by LaFond’s daughter, Milah, she was going for a nostalgia meets futurism. “Creating this look reminded me of getting

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