It’s probably been a week since Netflix announced that it was canceling the hit show “Orange Is The New Black” and it didn’t take long for Danielle Brooks to decide to switch things up with a major big chop.
Danielle’s longtime stylist Tish Celestine confirmed that she knew Danielle wanted to cut her hair for a while, but couldn’t due to her commitment to her character.
“She’s been wanting to big chop for some time now, but we’ve had some limitations due to work so we couldn’t do it,” says her longtime hairstylist, Tish Celestine. “Last week she just contacted me like, ‘Hey I’m’ ready,’ and I was there in an hour to do it.”
Like many women considering a big chop, Brooks’ came as a result of damage and a desire for change. “She has some breakage in the middle of her head, but she also wanted to see how she’d look with a short style,” Celestine says.
The actress wasn’t immune to those big-chop jitters, either. Celestine tells us that Brooks was “absolutely nervous,” but excited to try something different. “I believe that every woman should big chop at least once in life,” Celestine says. “Hair is attached to energy, and when you cut off old hair you make room for new energy. It makes you fearless.”
To finish the style her stylist Celestine, dished to Refinary29 on what she used to get Danielle’s curls poppin!
She started by moisturizing her coils all over with Carol’s Daughter leave-in conditioner. Toward the middle of her head (where Brooks has slightly looser curls), Celestine created comb twists with edge control gel.
She then slicked down her edges with Ecostyler gel, and coated her scalp with Jamaican Black Castor Oil, which is great for stimulating hair growth. Celestine topped it all off with Creme Off Nature Shine Mist to give her curls soft hold.
I think she looks amazing! #getit!