Jada Pinkett Smith's Smooth Waves

Jada Pinkett Smith wearing her hair long with smooth waves
Jada Pinkett Smith - Photos by Photorazzi
Jada Pinkett Smith is one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood today, and what's better is that her image bears none of the tarnish associated with other actresses in the limelight.
Married to Will Smith, a mom and step-mom, Jada has been apparently successful as a mother, wife, career woman, and independent lady, all while looking incredible. We've seen her sporting near-shaved locks in finger-waves and long, sleek straight styles.
In the photo above, taken at the premiere of her husband's new film, "The Pursuit of Happyness", Jada is once again wearing her hair long. The hair is gathered from the upper half of the head and allowed to flow downward from the center back in smooth waves. The style is simple and elegant, and is easily created for those women who have enough length.
The Cut:
In the case of Ms. Pinkett-Smith, "cut" is a misnomer, as I suspect that she is currently wearing hair extensions. I suspect this because of the amount of time that has passed since I last saw her wearing short-cropped hair and the length of her current style.
However, this simply illustrates the amazing technology available today in the areas of hair and beauty. Hair extensions are now available in incredibly natural-looking application techniques. The fusion method of extension hair application allows for the creation of nearly non-detectable long hair looks in women who have short hair but want a change.
For those women who don't want to spend the time or expense of fusion hair extensions, there are still the other more tradition methods of extension application, including the track and sew, and bonding methods of applying hair wefts. Regardless of your budget, you can find a means to get the look you want.
The Style:
To get the style Ms. Pinkett-Smith is wearing, you'll need to add some curl to straighter hair types. If your hair is naturally curly, you can create the look more easily. The diagram shows the method for creating this style in naturally straighter hair.
Styling diagram - How to style hair with smooth waves
Roll the hair in a wet set using medium-sized rollers, all over the head. Use a styling gel or other strong-hold styling product to ensure that you end up with curls that will stand up to more manipulation after drying.
Once the hair is dry, take down the rollers and use your fingers to comb out the curls. You may want to dampen the tips of your fingers to soften and remove the "roller partings" that appear and you can use a bristle brush at the hair lines in front to smooth the look.
If you want to add height to the front of the style use a comb or brush to backcomb or ruff the hair at the top of the head before gathering the upper half of the hair (from the front of the ears to the crown area of the head) and gathering it at the crown in a comb or barette.
Continue combing out the flowing hair below the gather with your fingers. If you want to add definition to the curls, you can rub a bit of smoothing serum on your fingers and run them through the hair to smooth the locks.
See also:
Jada Pinkett Smith hairstyles
Celebrities with long curly hair
How to roller style hair