Supermodel Tyra Banks is famous for her many hair weaves and wigs, which she’s been wearing since she was a teenager. Back in 2009, Tyra went hair-extension free on her show, the Tyra Banks Show, revealing her natural hair to all of her viewers. Since then we’ve seen her numerous times on her show, America’s Next Top Model, and other celebrity appearances, wearing wigs or extensions to accentuate her one-of-a-kind style. Many of the hopeful models on American’s Next Top Model also dons extensions to elevate their look. Here are a few of our favorite looks from Miss Tyra.
Thick, lush, loose curls define this look with just the right amount of volume to be both classy and sexy. This just-below-the-shoulder style evokes visions of Hollywood’s golden years while adding a modern twist. Notice the highlights that give Tyra’s hair dimension and shine, and the various sizes of curls that add pizzazz to a classic look. Extensions are used to give hair volume and length, but only enough for some natural style and beauty. Statement earrings and a bold, red lip complete this look that is sure to turn heads on the red carpet or at that holiday party you’ve got coming up.
This is a bit of a different look for Tyra, masking her iconic, gorgeous forehead with some delightful fringed bangs. That’s why we like it – it’s a welcome change, though we quite enjoy her forehead as well. The lighter hair color evokes a spring or summer style and freshens her face. Dramatic, curved bangs draw attention to her beautiful eyes, and the long, straight style frames her face perfectly. Light, natural makeup in golden tones completes this look, as if she has just stepped off of a luxury cruise ship or spent her vacation soaking up the sun. Extensions give fullness and dimension to this lovely look.
These long, full curls have a classic vibe, but the middle part immediately turns this look bohemian, which is a gorgeous look to do this season. Slightly darker roots give this look dimension, and the sleek, long curls are sure to stop the show. Multi-colored highlights add just the right touch of dimension without overwhelming the look, and extensions add depth, length, and volume. Wear this look with modern makeup and elements to bring this classic look into today.