Celebrity stylist behind Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Rochelle Humes’ amazing styles shares her hair secrets
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When you think of Little Mix's Leigh-Anne Pinnock, her bold and beautiful choice of hairstyles are one of the first things that pop to mind, not to mention her stunning figure.
The singer, who recently got engaged to her long-term boyfriend footballer Andre Gray, often sports her enviously gorgeous natural curls but when she's on holiday or not on tour she opts for something a little more unique.
In comes hair stylist Molecia George, aka Momos Hair on Instagram, who was recommended to Leigh-Anne through a mutual client and ever since then she became her "official braider".
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"That first time I did her hair I officially became her braider. I remember I was so nervous but it worked out for the best," Molecia exclusively told OK!
And it's not only Leigh-Anne that Molecia, who is based in Buckinghamshire, has had the pleasure of working with, she was contacted by This Morning presenter and pregnant mum of two Rochelle Humes, as well as supermodel Jourdan Dunn to do their holiday hair, as she has also worked wih TV presenter Yasmine Evans and Love Island star Jourdan Riane.
"With Jourdan Dunn and Rochelle Humes both women reached out to me again which I was really surprised and overly happy with. I was so over the moon when they contacted me!"
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While there's been plenty of hairstyles to choose from when it comes to her favourite, the green box braids she did for Leigh-Anne back in November 2018 went down in her hair history.
The pop star shared a picture of the transformation gushing over Molecia's work: "Fan of myself I’m stanning myself, I love me so much can’t keep my hands off myself… #JoanOfArc #WomanLikeMe @momoshair your a beast! Thank you for giving me my dream hair."
Molecia said: "It was such a vibe and so out there! Also when I did the passion twist on her and Goddess braids too. With Leigh we love to experiment with different hairstyles."
Rochelle turned to Molecia for her stunning box braids which she sported on holiday to the Maldives that had everybody raving about how fabulous she looked.
"The box braids looked so amazing on her," Mo added, and of Jourdan Dunn she styled her Boho Locs, "She looked so amazing like the goddess she is."
Molecia's effortless skills come after years of dedicating herself to her craft. Starting at the age of 11, the now pregnant mum of four says she was always interested in hair, doing her own, her family and even her dolls hair!
The hair stylist works primarily with wigs, weaves, crochet and braids and says that she loves just exploring different hairstyles.
"When it comes to hairstyles I love a challenge , so I haven’t really come across a hairstyle that a client has requested which was hard to do. I think hair is form of expressing yourself and should be personalised for that specific client . So I’m always up for a challenge!"
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The business owner added: "As I got older I realised how much I really enjoy doing hair and interacting with my clients , and for me is seeing how happy my clients are when they leave my studio all happy and satisfied with their hair.
"My nan always say hair is beauty, and that’s always stuck with me I love helping women feel beautiful with the their hair and it doesn’t feel like a job because I enjoy doing hair so so much!"
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Protective hair styles and how to care for them
With her decades of experience Mo has some tips when it comes to the care of your own natural hair, especially if you're choosing a protective hairstyle to wear.
"When it comes to protective styles the most common mistake people make is that they leave it in for far too long," Molecia explains.
"Depending on the style, box braids I say max to leave it in for is eight weeks. Any longer and can cause major damage and breakage. Crochet faux locs can last between eight to ten weeks providing you're moisturising your scalp as you go."
She adds: "Crochet curls I say about six to eight weeks depending on how good you take care of your curls."
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Molecia says that as well as leaving in your protective styles for far too long, people also don't wrap their hair.
By wrapping your hair with a scarf or bonnet it can shield and help keep your hair stay hydrated.
She adds: "And one of the biggest ones that I personally don’t agree with is, washing your hair with extensions in as it can cause really bad breakage if not done properly."
Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise!
If you have a protective style in moisturise your scalp, if you don't moisturise your hair! Molecia explains the best ways to moisturise all types of hair from 2a all the way to 4c.
"When it comes to natural hair the key is moisturising your hair and ensuring that you give your hair hot oil hair treatments , or protein treatments and steams!
"Hydro steams are the way forward because it absolutely helps natural hair retain moisture and helps with managing your natural hair and hydration. It’s good to invest in a good hair steamer.
She adds: "I’m old school I always say make sure you oil your scalp (carrot oil, olive oil, avocado oil, castor oil, coconut oil or argan oil) which ever oil that’s suited make sure you’re moisturising your scalp and using like a hair cream or hair butter to moisturise your hair itself."
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