GAL APPROVED! Nappily Ever After is A Must-See! Adina Porter’s Emmy-Nom Hair – Tips From Her Stylist!

By   |   September 21, 2018   |   Gal Approved

SEE. Nappily Ever After, streaming on Netflix, is deep. Deeper than that hot comb that scorched your edges. Deeper than that weave that tugged on your temples. Deeper than the relaxer that burned your scalp. We black women have done a lot to make our hair “ideal” in others’ eyes. That’s what Violet Jones, expertly portrayed by Sanaa Lathan, has been doing all her life and making the world think she has it all: the perfect job, man and hair. When the BF and career go astray, Violet decides to get rid of it all – including her hair. It’s an incredibly emotional scene where Sanaa sheds her layers of life baggage by shedding her locks (#Emmy2019). With no hair to hide behind, she must realize who is the true person underneath and what she really wants from life. Luckily, there’s Will, a hunky salon owner played by Lyriq Bent, who is ready to nurture Violet with the essentials she needs to be authentic and true to her herself. This is a moving portrait of transformation and self-validation, one that makes you think that your worth isn’t just in your strands. Nappily Ever After, now on Netflix.

WEAR. Emmy-nominated Adina Porter (for her work on American Horror Story), brought natural Hollywood glam to this year’s awards with a sultry look inspired by African Queen Nefertiti.

Celebrity hairstylist Tym Wallace created the goddess look for Adina – and here are his tips to create it yourself!

1. Shampoo and condition hair.
2. Apply a dime-sized amount of heat protector serum and blow dry hair with FHI Nano Salon Pro 2000.
3. Use a 3/4-inch FHI Heat Curling Iron to create texture in the hair. Section the hair into the ponytails and wrap Indique Organic Curl extension hair around the ponytails.
4. Use hairspray to set and brush the hair into a faux hawk.

To finish, the look, Tym created fishtail textured braids and made large Bantu style knots.

Happy styling!

photo credit: Netflix, Tym Wallace

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