[Close-Up] Solange Knowles Rocks Ornate Platinum Braided Look For ‘Evening Standard’

Solange X Evening Standard

Photo Credit: Daria Kobayashi Ritch

Solange continues her artistic hair reign in a new cover spread for UK’s Evening StandardThe beauty rocks a n ornate platinum braided creation that took two major hair artists — Joanne Petit-Frére and Vernon Francois — to create. The look features a base of center-parted blonde cornrows and back braids crowned with a structured braided halo.

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She even missed her originally scheduled interview due to getting the look finished for the accompanying spread. “Girl, blame the braids,’ she told the interviewer. “Blame the braids!’

During the interview, she talked owning her body and celebrating her art in all forms – including hair. For her, braids are an “act of beauty, an act of convenience and an act of tradition” — it is “its own art form.”

Solange Knowles X Evening Standard

Photo Credits: Elliott Jerome Brown, Jr. & Daria Kobayashi Ritch

Growing up and watching her mother style hair, she shared, “I got to experience women arriving in one state of mind and leaving in a completely transformed way. It wasn’t just about the hair. It was about the sisterhood and the storytelling. Being a young girl who was really active in dance, theatre and on the swim team, the salon was a kind of safe haven.” 

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isis is a music, hair and communications junkie. by day, she serves as online editor for Hype Hair and runs boutique PR/digital company Kladé Group. by night, she bangs as frontwoman for rock band Born Relic.