Taraji P. Henson Shares How Her Hair Care Line Was A Full-Circle Moment: I Wanted To Enroll In Cosmetology School!
Actress Taraji P. Henson is a woman of many talents and passions, but her path to success wasn’t a straight line. According to her latest Instagram post, she endured several re-directions and setbacks before pursuing her dreams. Taraji posted a throwback photo from high school with the following caption:
“#TBT circa 1990. This guys is one of my famous wet sets done by me WHO REMEMBERS #lottabodysettinglotion That was HAIR CRACK in DC in the 90’s baaaabyyyy.I used to charge $20 for wet sets that was my lil side hustle. Oh I also did acrylics (that is another story) God saved me because when I didn’t get accepted into #dukeellingtonschoolofthearts I thought that meant I wasn’t cut out for acting so I wanted to enroll in cosmetology school but missed it by one year. Went to North Carolina A&T for engineering FAILED PRE-Calc with a BIG FAT F (with 2 tutors ) CLEAR SIGN FROM GOD!!!!”
Taraji continued, sharing how her latest venture – her natural hair care line – stemmed from her journey:
“That is when my daddy (may he rest in HEAVAN) told me to get my ass back home to DC and enroll in Howard for acting because he knew that was my calling!!! Funny thing is I always kept my passion for hair even when I was acting. Look at GOD!!! I now have my own hair care line @tphbytaraji (and we are just getting started) sold in @target stores EVERYWHERE!!!MORAL OF THE STORY TRUST GOD. ALL DOORS THAT CLOSE ARE NOT DEAD ENDS!!!! I love you guys. I pray this motivates someone today!!! YOU CAN DO IT ALL!!! #GODIS #PeriodTpooh”
TPH by Taraji is available online and in Target stores. Her products focus on maintaining healthy natural hair while wearing protective styles, as well as scalp health.
Written by Miata Shanay