Lupita Nyong’o’s hair for the Oct. 26 premiere of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” was the epitome of beauty’s limitless potential. Her “hair chandelier,” as her hairstylist Vernon François dubbed it, was the ideal fusion of artistic components and first-rate styling. .
When viewed from the front, Nyong’o’s hair resembled a crown from an exotic location. A macramé and cowrie shell headband with intricate placement held it back. She had thick sections of her hair wrapped in an arch shape behind the voluminous ridge of her own hair that was flush against the seashells. Her hair was tied back in a chandelier-like pattern with ropes that funnelled into a V-shape at the nape of her neck.
When I was eight years old and learning the intricate details of hair, I used to play with rope and string. This picture makes me feel so happy, François wrote in the caption of an Instagram post featuring Nyong’o’s work. .
A full circle moment for Vernon, the “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” star’s hairstyle also held a deeper significance for the actor. According to Vogue, Nyong’o’s entire premiere ensemble attempted to simultaneously evoke both Africa and the made-up nation of Wakanda.
We’d say Nyong’o succeeded thanks to her Balmain dress, which was reminiscent of ancient North African statues, and her earth-toned makeup, which perfectly embodied Wakanda. The publication was informed by makeup artist Nick Barose that he “wanted to draw inspirations from the past, present, and future.