In this edition of “Get The Look”, I want to share with you how to get one of rising actress Tessa Thompson’s looks in the award-winning “Dear White People,” which opened Friday (Oct. 17) in select theaters.
As lead hairstylist for the film, I created multiple looks, from Tyler James William’s afro wig featured on the official movie poster and Teyonah Parris’ weaved look to Thompson’s double chignon updo. Thompson’s hair is a naturalistas playground, so making the look was one of my favorite creations in the film. She is regal, militant, urban and feminine all at the same time. Click through to learn how to recreate Tessa Thompson’s hair and makeup look at home.