Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji and more count on the stylist for looks that truly slay.
Felicia Leatherwood is a treasured gem in Hollywood and in the world of hair. The stylist, who is also a natural hair educator and speaker, has caressed the crowns of some of Hollywood’s most prized talent, including Ava Duvernay and Issa Rae.
Whether it’s styling locs into crowns or turning natural textures into elegant upsweeps, Leatherwood is the Queen of creating fierce red carpet looks.
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Need proof? Look back at some of her fiercest slays below and check out her Instagram (@lovingyourhair) for more hair inspo and goals.
1 of 31 Kris Connor
This massive goddess braid crowned Issa Rae’s head beautifully at the 2016 Urbanworld Festival.
2 of 31 Jerod Harris
Yvonne Orji, who plays ‘Molly’ on HBO’s Insecure, is everyone’s best friend in their head. This look perfectly captures her fun and confident personality.
3 of 31 Allen Berezovsky
This pulled back look, accented by a twisted bang and low bun, shows off Simone Missick’s striking features.
4 of 31 Unique Nicole
Teyonah Parris sported a classic look to the 7th Annual African American Film Critics Association Awards.
5 of 31 Marcel Thomas
Jilly from Philly sported this fun look to the red carpet premiere of Why Did I Get Married?.
6 of 31 Jeffrey Mayer
Yara Shahidi rocked this cute twisted updo to the 47th annual NAACP Image Awards.
7 of 31 Jason LaVeris
Teyonah Parris glowed at the 7th Annual ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood event with a style that serves major volume.
8 of 31 Steve Granitz
Mad Men actress Sola Bamis sported this chic natural look to the 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.
9 of 31 Alberto E. Rodriguez
This bold and beautiful look was created on naturalista Teyonah Parris for the 19th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.
10 of 31 Jeff Kravitz
Yara Shahidi served a look that used extensions to add volume and length for the 2016 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards.
11 of 31 Michael Tran
We loved the brown textured bun Issa Rae sported to an Emmy Awards reception.
12 of 31 Dave Mangels
Simone Missick gives us lots of body and and volume at a panel during the 2016 Comic Con Festival.
13 of 31 Amanda Edwards
Yara Shahidi brings simple elegance to this look Leatherwood created for the 33rd annual PaleyFest.
14 of 31 Jason LaVeris
Issa rocked side cornrows with a tousled, textured pompadour to the Insecure premiere.
15 of 31 Barry King
Yvonne Orji slayed in tousled tresses with brown highlights at the Insecure premiere.
16 of 31 Josh Brasted
Felicia created this simple and sophisticated look on power woman Ava DuVernay for the screening of Queen Sugar at the 2016 Essence Fest.
17 of 31 Rodin Eckenroth
This fun and playful look matches the bubbly personality of American Girl actress Idara Victor.
18 of 31 Kevin Winter
Issa Rae rocked lots of body and texture to The Hollywood Reporter Power 100 Women in Hollywood Breakfast.
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Felicia created this look on Disney darling Skai Jackson for the premiere of Space Between Us.
20 of 31 Steve Granitz
Office Christmas Party actress Da’Vine Randolph sported this voluminous bun to the red carpet premiere of the film.
21 of 31 Michael Kovac
A slight spin on the goddess braid, Felicia took this look on Issa Rae to new heights by turning the braid into a bun for the 2017 Golden Globes.
22 of 31 Paul Archuleta
Issa Rae rocked a twisted mohawk with cornrow compliments to the Ebony Power 100 ceremony.
23 of 31 Kevin Winter
Actress Kellee Stewart rocked this chic look by Felicia to The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Breakfast.
24 of 31 Jason LaVeris
For NBC's 2017 Summer TCAs, Felicia styled Essence Atkins' golden goddess locs (installed by Dr. Kari Williams) into a sophisticated side swoop.
25 of 31 Jason LaVeris
Leatherwood styled Issa Rae's hair into this easy half-up, half-down hairstyle for the 2017 MTV Movie and TV Awards.
26 of 31 Jason LaVeris
We could barely take our eyes off this unique braided 'do, worn by the multi-talented Issa Rae at the 2017 BET Awards.
27 of 31 Kevin Mazur
Skai Jackson enlisted the help of her go-to stylist for these regal 'do at the 2017 Kids Choice Awards.
28 of 31 JB Lacroix
This Is Us star Susan Kelechi Watson looked like a queen in this beautiful updo at NBC's summer TCAs.
29 of 31 Jason LaVeris
For the 2017 Los Angeles edition of Beautycon, Leatherwood created this beautiful braided headband for Skai Jackson.
30 of 31 AJT
Issa Rae's bouncy curls stole the show at Black Girls Rock! 2017.
31 of 31 Gregg DeGuire
Essence Atkins' honey blonde ponytail gave her a fresh-faced vibe at NBC's summer TCAs.
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