Afro Hairdresser of the Year Charlotte Mensah styles new Pepsi Max commercial

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Celebrity hairstylist Charlotte Mensah has turned her talents to style international pop sensation Janelle Monae for the new Pepsi Max global football commercial, Now Is What You Make It.

Mensah, who was crowned Afro Hairdresser of the Year 2013 and is renowned for her skill working with natural hair, was invited to style the pop star as she debuts her cover of the Bowie classic We are Heroes in her collaboration with Pepsi. The interactive advert also features football stars Leo Messi, David Luz and Robin Van Persie.

Of her work on the campaign, Mensah commented, “It was a great feeling when I received the email from Janelle Monae’s management requesting that I style her hair for the official Pepsi advert. Janelle is a dream to work with, she is the ultimate professional and it’s an experience I’ll never forget.”

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