Lupita Nyong’o’s Queen of Katwe press tour gifted us with a handful of breathtaking red carpet moments, most of which included a poppin’ hair accessory. The 33 year old has donned a head wrap for nearly every appearance, but not without a little help from her glam squad.
Earlier today (October 10), the Academy Award winning actress marked the end of her whirlwind promotion by sharing a collage of every single look, styled by her trusty hairstylist, Vernon Francois.
Francois, who recently debuted a line of luxury products for textured hair, is also the beauty guru behind her second Vogue cover, which he told us was directly inspired by the Uganda-set film.
“It’s such a great gift to have textured hair, and being able to use accessories in a way that you don’t see that often.”
Nyong’o and Francois’ longstanding collaboration includes stylist Micaela Erlanger and together, all three have contributed to these unforgettable “crown” moments.
“It’s the quintessential African accessory,” Nyong’o told Stylewatch. “We use the fabric either from the designer that I am wearing or African fabrics that we sourced in east Africa and in the African fabric stores here in New York. And it’s been lots of fun to work to create these crowns for my head and celebrate the release of this film.”
We look forward to the next phase of her red carpet journey! Continue to bask in all of this Black girl magic!