Taraji P. Henson Covers 'Allure' In Big Voluminous Curls, Totally Channels Diana Ross — See More Photos From Her Spread
Taraji, is that really you?! Taraji P. Henson covers Allure 's July issue and looks nearly unrecognizable while channeling Diana Ross. It seems her on-screen character, Cookie, has had a lasting effect on the Empire star, because the actress totally looks like a glamorous diva songstress IRL.
The 70s-inspired shoot was meant to embody the Studio 54 disco era, characterized by sparkly glitzy dresses, oversized statement jewelry, and really big hair. In the gorgeous cover shot, Henson dons a rustic copper-colored smoky eye, glowing luminous skin, and a pale nude lip. She rocks frizzy over the top curls that practically scream Diana Ross circa 1974. And get this — the voluminous mane is actually wig! According to Allure.com, there wasn't enough time to let the actress's hair air dry on its own, so the hair stylist decided to use a wig — but really who could ever tell?
Taraji sports some major cleavage in a plunging metallic red dress that looks absolutely stunning on her. The rest of the shoot is pretty glamorous too and includes a gold sequin-encrusted gown in one look and a black silk gown with jeweled details in another.
Check out the beautiful disco-influenced shots below.