Tia Mowry knows her way around a show-stopping hairstyle. We’ve seen the actor and entrepreneur in a kaleidoscope of different looks, each one as gorgeous as the last. Including waist-length cornrows and blue-streaked braids, there’s nothing the Sister Sister icon can’t do, and now she’s added down-to-there Medusa braids to her list of stunning styles.
Mowry showed off the super-long braids in a new Instagram video, where she’s initially seen in a sweatsuit, lip-syncing to Qveen Herby’s “Rabbit Hole.” In the blink of an eye, Mowry changes into a bright yellow top and matching skirt with a mesh panel and matching yellow shoes. “It’s giving silhouette!” the actor wrote in her caption. “SHEESH! Shine your light mamas!”
With its vibrant color and chic, minimal lines, Mowry’s all-yellow ‘fit is the perfect summer-to-fall transition look, but it’s her hair we’re really obsessing over. The actor’s four separate braids start at her temples and cascade down to her hips and flow with the music as she changes from comfy sweats to her glam “silhouette” moment. Mowry pairs the extra-long braids with a bold metallic-grey cat eye, lots of eyeliner, a bit of blush, and some lip gloss — plus a pair of giant hoop earrings. As the song says, Mowry is giving some serious main character energy.
Though Mowry often changes up her hair look, braids are definitely her thing. In January, the star showed off an opulent side braid woven through with chains and beads, and in February, she celebrated Valentine’s Day with the most adorable high pony with a braided heart detail. Mowry also gave us an up close and personal peek at her cornrows in process in May, and we can’t forget the ode to Black hair she posted in August, set to Beyoncé’s “Break My Soul — The Queens Remix,” where she showed off many of her go-to styles.
“My crown is more than just self-expression, it’s my story. No matter the style, Black hair not only tells our story but shares our history,” Mowry shared in her caption then. “I’m proud to have the freedom to express power through my hair. My crown is beautiful and I celebrate it every day!”