Last week, Jill Scott was spotted on the red carpet at the Hollywood Reporter’s ‘Power 100: Women in Entertainment’ breakfast wearing a beautifully sculpted braided updo. Scott is no stranger to versatile hairstyles—this year alone she’s sported five drastically different hairstyles!—so it was no surprise she remixed her ‘do. Nonetheless, we couldn’t help but to ooooh and ahhhh over her newly tressed style!
The look was such a favorite that we had to track down the mane master behind it. Come to find out, it was the work of Dr. Kari Williams, natural hair expert, trichologist and owner of Mahogany Revolution Salon in California. “For Jill’s red carpet look I wanted to give her a fun, fresh look,” said Williams. “Her style is a combination of the trendy top knot and pompadour styles that everyone loves so much right now.”
Williams gave us the exact deets on how to recreate Scott’s fabulous style at home. Here are step-by-step notes from Williams on how she designed this sizzling look:
1. I started by braiding Jill’s hair into long individual braids all the way to the middle of her back using human hair.
2. I then braided her individuals into a fishtail braid starting at the nape of her neck and continued it all the way to the front of her head.
3. After I finished the braid I wrapped it into a large bun, angled on the right side of her head. I made sure to tailor the shape of the bun to compliment her face and I secured it with bobby pins.
Dr. Kari Williams is a trichologist, natural hair stylist and owner of Mahogany Revolution Salon and Trichology Clinic in the Beverly Hills area. For more of her expert advice, pick up her book The Journey Back: How to Transition Back to Your Natural Curl.