'Black-ish' Star Tracee Ellis Ross Flaunts Gorgeous Natural Curls in Series of Photos for Essence
Tracee Ellis Ross liberates her inner lioness and shakes out her mane on the cover of Essence Magazine.
For years, "Black-ish" star Tracee Ellis Ross admits, she wore the blinders of what society deemed "beautiful." She too fell into the trap of straightening her hair, but those days are gone.
The iconic Diana Ross' talented daughter showed off her glorious mane of wild curls on Essence Magazine and announced the launch of her hair-care line.
NINA SIMONE TAUGHT TRACEE ELLIS ROSS WHAT BEAUTY REALLY IS
“Then one day I was watching a Nina Simone documentary and I thought, ‘Wait. It should be her name next to the word beauty. Why was I sold the wrong vision? My heart knows that’s beauty’,” Tracee said.
And from then on, she discarded the predefined parameters she had been indoctrinated with and discovered a world of beauty all around her.
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ESSENCE OCTOBER 2019 COVER GIRL ~ thank you to the @essence team for allowing me to be on your cover for the 4th time! and especially this time as i celebrate this exciting new chapter in my life: being a ceo/founder and an executive producer. essence has supported me in my career since the beginning. thank you for being a space of celebration for all aspects of our diverse and beautiful community and legacy.⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ photographer: @itayshaphoto⠀ styling: @luxurylaw⠀ hair: @naivashaintl⠀ makeup: @makeupbyvera7⠀ nails: @nailbaby_maho interview: @missjulee
In order to effect these transformations, Tracee's stylists used Pattern’s product line.
BRING BACK THAT AFRO
Tracee is blessed with a wild mane of glorious curls, and when we see her on the cover of Essence in a white feather cloak exuding 70s glamour, we want to bring back that assertive afro. We want to reclaim our Black hair in all it's majestic glory.
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COUTURE DREAM ~ being surrounded by such artistry on this @essence cover shoot was truly a treat for the senses. @luxurylaw you dreamt up a story of royalty and told it through couture. what a treat to finally get to play in clothes with you. the only thing more divine than your beautifully curated selection of couture was your gentle spirit and humility! @naivashaintl you really called forth the legacy of our hair! i mean you made me a crown out of hair!! come on!! your work on this shoot is the definition of taking up space! @makeupbyvera7 thank you for creating a regal face with out much makeup. i love your touch. and thank you @essence!
TRACEE ELLIS ROSS' HAIR-CARE LINE
“It’s called Pattern because it is about the magical patterns of our hair,” she said.
FOR TRACEE HER HAIR IS ABOUT METAMORPHOSIS
Flipping through the stunning photos from the Essence shoot, it is breathtaking to see the chameleonic changes Tracee's hair can go through.
From a tower of elegant curls to a wild afro, to a perfectly formed three-dimensional crown, or a wind-tossed mane of tousled curls, she goes through each transformation with astonishing ease.
In order to effect these transformations, Tracee's stylists used Pattern’s product line. The line includes four different conditioners and two nourishing oil serums.
If it does for us what it does for Tracee, it's going to be a hit!
LADY SINGS THE BLUES WITH MOM DIANA ROSS
How would you feel if the mythical Diana Ross called you up on stage in the middle of a packed concert in Las Vegas and asked you to sing?
Nervous? Well, that is exactly how Tracee Ellis Ross felt when her mother called her up on stage for the first time since she was 6 years old.
But Diana was sure of her girl's abilities, and after a few awkward moments and a false start, Tracee belted out Billie Hollyday's "Lady Sings The Blues" flawlessly in a clear melodic voice.
It looks like Tracee inherited more than just her stunning beauty from her mom.