Tracee Ellis Ross Shows Fans How To Copy Her New ‘Do (& We’re Dying To Try It)

From stylish bantu knots to sleek ponytails, it's no secret that Tracee Ellis Ross's hair is always on point. It's why the Black-ish star and Pattern founder's unique 'dos have already drawn tons of compliments from fans on her Instagram page. And lucky for us, we can now learn exactly how to achieve one of her most popular styles.

The actress, 47, recently revealed how she styled her curls for one of her interviews by sharing a rare tutorial. She wrote, "New ‘do alert! I love learning how to do new styles on myself. I only kept it in for 2 days, but it was fun and I thought quite chic once I pulled it up into a bun (what I wore for my @blackfrasier interview with @dopequeenpheebs.) So, here’s a braided style I created using the @patternbeauty Leave-In Conditioner, Curl Gel, Strong Hold Gel & the Edge Tool. #styleyourpattern."

In the video, she carefully sectioned her hair with her fingernails (which ensures the sections are even) before applying her brand's curl gel to the roots. She then added some leave-in conditioner towards the ends and braided each section while jamming to her upbeat playlist, which includes hits like Kehlani's "CRZY" and Beyonce's "My Power" (which totally explains why she couldn't resist busting a move).

After finishing her braids, Ross used her edge brush to apply the strong hold hair gel to her edges, giving them a very neat and sleek look. Then, she ended the video with glamorous snaps of her stylish hair, adding a bit of makeup and earrings to complete the stunning glow-up.

Though the actress and entrepreneur came up with the idea in 2008, Ross officially launched Pattern, a natural hair care line, in 2019. She said, "@patternbeauty is for those of us who need more than a quarter size of product. Large conditioner sizes that actually fulfill the unmet needs of our community. Accessible pricing because everyone should have access to their most beautiful hair in their own shower, and gorgeous packaging that conjures the legacy of our history and makes us all feel like the royalty that we are." 

All products (including the ones that Ross used in her tutorial) are now available for purchase on the brand's website. Don't mind us as we we go order some items of our own.  


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