[Close-Up] Regina King Is A Textured Hair Goddess For ‘ESSENCE’ Cover

Regina King X ESSENCE December 2019
Photo Credit: JD Barnes

Come all the way through Regina King! We are so here for her new cover for ESSENCE’s art issue. The Oscar Award-winner and Watchmen star is serving all the hair goddess vibes we could want.

[SEE ALSO: Regina King Is Red Carpet Stunner At ‘Watchmen’ Premiere]

From a structured afro bob to voluminous kinky curls, she teamed with her go-to hairstylist Larry Sims to give us pure hair life. She is also draped in all sorts of fashion art, including florals, prints, and retro-patterned looks, styled by her Wayman Bannerman and Micah McDonald and soft beauty beats by Latrice Johnson.


Regina King X ESSENCE December 2019
Photo Credit: JD Barnes

Inside, she talks about her new HBO series, being a boss in Hollywood and new projects – including her first-look deal with Netflix and her directorial debut with One Night in Miami.

“It’s a love letter to Black men,” says King.

Click through to check out the full spread lensed by JD Barnes.

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Stephenetta (isis) Harmon

isis is a music, hair and communications junkie. she is a Black beauty editor; founder of Sadiaa, the premiere beauty directory for women of color, and editor for HypeHair.com.