Our fave hairstylists called retro looks a key trend for 2020 — and now we’re loving it on the red carpet. Lupita Nyong’o gave us our hair lives Sunday night at the 2020 SAG Awards.
The Us actress channeled a classic 1940s look styled by her go-to hairstylist Vernon François. The classically kinky afro updo was the perfect complement to her old Hollywood Louis Vuitton gown.
While Vernon is known for free-styling his textured hair play, this one featured a very clean, sculptured look. Using Matrix’s Total Results collection, he started with a deep diagonal side part and created four afro hair rolls with a swooping voluminous back overlap and a fifth roll, formed into a classic side bang.
We’re loving this kinky take which is normally done on bone straight or blown-out hair. Definitely another hair moment showing just how magic Black hair is.