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.
This massive goddess braid crowned Issa Rae’s head beautifully at the 2016 Urbanworld Festival.
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.
This pulled back look, accented by a twisted bang and low bun, shows off Simone Missick’s striking features.
Teyonah Parris sported a classic look to the 7th Annual African American Film Critics Association Awards.
Jilly from Philly sported this fun look to the red carpet premiere of Why Did I Get Married?.
Yara Shahidi rocked this cute twisted updo to the 47th annual NAACP Image Awards.
Teyonah Parris glowed at the 7th Annual ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood event with a style that serves major volume.
Mad Men actress Sola Bamis sported this chic natural look to the 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.
This bold and beautiful look was created on naturalista Teyonah Parris for the 19th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Yara Shahidi served a look that used extensions to add volume and length for the 2016 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards.
We loved the brown textured bun Issa Rae sported to an Emmy Awards reception.
Simone Missick gives us lots of body and and volume at a panel during the 2016 Comic Con Festival.
Yara Shahidi brings simple elegance to this look Leatherwood created for the 33rd annual PaleyFest.
Issa rocked side cornrows with a tousled, textured pompadour to the Insecure premiere.
Yvonne Orji slayed in tousled tresses with brown highlights at the Insecure premiere.
Felicia created this simple and sophisticated look on power woman Ava DuVernay for the screening of Queen Sugar at the 2016 Essence Fest.
This fun and playful look matches the bubbly personality of American Girl actress Idara Victor.
Issa Rae rocked lots of body and texture to The Hollywood Reporter Power 100 Women in Hollywood Breakfast.
Felicia created this look on Disney darling Skai Jackson for the premiere of Space Between Us.
Office Christmas Party actress Da’Vine Randolph sported this voluminous bun to the red carpet premiere of the film.
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.
Issa Rae rocked a twisted mohawk with cornrow compliments to the Ebony Power 100 ceremony.
Actress Kellee Stewart rocked this chic look by Felicia to The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Breakfast.
For NBC’s 2017 Summer TCAs, Felicia styled Essence Atkins’ golden goddess locs (installed by Dr. Kari Williams) into a sophisticated side swoop.
Leatherwood styled Issa Rae’s hair into this easy half-up, half-down hairstyle for the 2017 MTV Movie and TV Awards.
We could barely take our eyes off this unique braided ‘do, worn by the multi-talented Issa Rae at the 2017 BET Awards.
Skai Jackson enlisted the help of her go-to stylist for these regal ‘do at the 2017 Kids Choice Awards.
This Is Us star Susan Kelechi Watson looked like a queen in this beautiful updo at NBC’s summer TCAs.
For the 2017 Los Angeles edition of Beautycon, Leatherwood created this beautiful braided headband for Skai Jackson.
Issa Rae’s bouncy curls stole the show at Black Girls Rock! 2017.
Essence Atkins’ honey blonde ponytail gave her a fresh-faced vibe at NBC’s summer TCAs.