Taraji P. Henson recently spoke with InStyle about her hair-care line TPH by Taraji.
She said she takes her personal routine so seriously that she built a beauty salon in her home.
The space even has a cash register to make it feel authentic, according to Henson.
Speaking with InStyle, the actress said she was inspired to create the space while “trapped inside” during the COVID-19 pandemic. She said she needed her “own little world,” and teamed up with her hair-care brand, TPH by Taraji, to make her dream a reality.
“My shelves are stocked with all TPH by Taraji products and other things I love too, like the Ashunta Sheriff Beauty Magnetieyes magnetic lashes,” she told the publication.
According to Henson, she even went as far as to install a real cash register to make the space feel more authentic.
“I just bought a cash register,” she told InStyle. “Don’t ask me why – it makes me feel good.”
Though Henson has yet to give a tour of her beauty space, she does have an Instagram series in which she talks about her hair-care line. The videos are recorded in a salon filled with her products.
It makes sense that Henson’s career would lead her to found a hair-care brand. Speaking to InStyle, the actress said her interest in beauty began when she was around 7 years old. At the time, she had just discovered her mother’s makeup.
“I was wearing blue eye shadow, mahogany lipstick, and dark lip liner,” she said. “I had so much attitude.”
She went on to say that throughout her childhood, she would often “spend up to 12 hours” in hair salons every other Friday.
“When I moved to Los Angeles, I came with chemically relaxed hair and was talked out of [that look] for a press and curl by a stylist on the set of ‘Baby Boy,'” Henson said. “Now natural hair for Black women is accepted in the industry.”
“Before, you could have natural hair all you wanted, but you were not going to get a job with it,” she continued. “God, I wish I knew when I was young that my hair was beautiful.”
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