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Achieve Your Favorite TV Actresses’ Hairstyles with Motions

Editor’s note: This is a sponsored post for Motions through The bLink Marketing Network and Lunchbox, all opinions are 100% my own.

It’s Monday, and I am squealing like Kelly Rowland! Starting this week, many of my favorite black Hollywood actresses will dominate the small screen this season. We can thank Kerry Washington, who plays Scandal’s Olivia Pope for, to quote Sleepy Hollow star Nicole Beharie, for ripping “open that hole.” I am rooting for every last one of these talented souls to usher in this exciting wave of feminine, melanin-rich entertainment – it almost reminds me of the ’90s again!

Motions assures that “no matter what type of hair type or texture you may have, [their] products will keep your hair looking as strong and beautiful as you are, enabling you to achieve a unique style that is all your own!” These words also ring true for Nurse Jackson, Annalise Keating, Abbie Mills, and Rainbow Johnson.

Check out four instruction videos featuring celebrity hairstylist and Motions Global Ambassador Ursula Stephen in which she showcases her top 5 favorite looks to help you discover your authentic style. I will also give my commentary on how you can use her tips to channel your favorite TV character.

Octavia Spencer as Nurse Jackson on Red Band Society: Blunt Bangs

Octavia Butler as Nurse Jackson on Red Band Society

For a nurse, Jackson sure knows how to inject a bit of chic into her life! Her blunt bangs coupled with two elongated wisps on either side garnered my approval. I imagine that when she unwinds in her bedroom, her hair looks very similar to the model’s style featured in the how-to:

You know who else is down with The Big Bang Theory? Cynthia Irving (played by Jill Marie Jones on Sleepy Hollow). She knows how to rock a mean, manicured fringe!

Jill Marie Jones on Cynthia Irving on Sleepy Hollow

Viola Davis as Annalise Keating on How to Get Away With Murder: The Glam Bob (Variation)

Annalise Keating Side Swept Bob

Annalise Keating is my new fave. She enthralls me with her regality and I love that she’s not afraid to get it in…both literally and figuratively. Let me explain my infatuation with this woman. First off, the hair sold me. I have always adored the side swept bob, and I think it looks inexplicably sexy on her. It’s very simple, effective and the perfect for a fashion-forward, brilliant law professor! The order of the day is simple:

Do you realize Désirée Dupree’s (played by Angela Bassett on American Horror Story: Freakshow) vintage ‘do is also within your grasp? Her setup requires smoothing each strand and possibly pin curling the ends to get those perfect, 1950s housewives coils.

angela bassett ahs curls

Nicole Beharie as Abbie Mills on Sleepy Hollow: The Braid (Variation)

Abbie’s smooth, sleek style is the perfect foundation for crafting your side braid. Start by prepping the hair with Motions Straight Finish Heat Styled System. While women with naturally textured hair are the ideal customers for this 3-step collection, women who prefer to straighten chemically will also benefit from these products. Both the Straight Finish Cleanser and Straight Finish Leave-In Conditioner boast a bevy of benefits like Shea Butter, Soy Bean Oil, Keratin Protein, Argan Oil, and Coconut Oil. Check out the step-by-step:

Wherever you are Olivia Pope (played by Kerry Washington on Scandal), this system is for you! We see you on the beach with your voluminous, natural hair and sipping on a glass of 94 Duvillet!

Olivia as Julia

Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson on `black-ish: The Twist Over

Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson on Black-ish

Total disclaimer: Anyone who has ever embarked on a quest for the perfect set of curls almost always envisioned Rainbow Johnson’s huge, spiraling mass. However, it’s so much more fun when you have spirals, kinks and coils sprinkled into the mix! While Stephen unraveled each twist just enough, you can easily fluff until you have a coif of epic proportions. Allow the hair pro to guide you:

If you’re ready to try any of these looks, Walgreens has a special deal on Motions products this month. Kits are 25% off and select (most) Motions products are on sale for only $3.49!

Which show(s) are you looking forward to this fall?

This is a sponsored post for Motions through The bLink Marketing Network and Lunchbox, all opinions are 100% my own.

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