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Celebrity Stylist Camille Friend

Sophisticate’s Black Hair got the opportunity to speak with hit hairdresser Camille Friend about her work on Marvel’s newest addition to its superhero universe—Black Panther. The Black excellence packed in this film shows-off a ton of diversity in terms of hair and we had to get the inside info about hot the films impressive cast was transformed into there on-screen characters.

BIG SCREEN STYLING: “With Black Panther, it started with basic research on the tribes of Africa. I see Black Panther, in a design way, as three parts: you have the traditionalism; you have the traditional Africa, the Africa that’s now and then you have the futuristic Africa.”

LUPITA NYONG’O’S COIF BREAKDOWN: “Lupita has basically two looks in the movie. One is, what I’m calling, ‘The Wakanda Knots.’ Basically, they’re just like little twists. [The second] is more of what I would call her combed-out look from her knots. That’s the look where we decided to let her hair go into her Natural state and just rock a Natural ‘Fro. Then with her hair color, that is an ombré color. It’s an auburn red- ish color. We kept her roots, probably an inch and a half to two inches dark and then lightened the ends.”

CREATING ANGELA BASSETT’S REGAL LOOK: “I call that wig a masterpiece. Each of the dreads, there was about 110 dreads, were handmade. Then they were taken to the wig maker and our wig maker then inserted them into a wig. It’s a big process. It’s a custom color made of about four different colors that were used to create that look.”


↑ Letitia Wright (right) as “Shuri” and Lupita Nyong’o (left) as “Nakia” are wowing us in there on-screen looks.

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↑ Angela Bassett is “Queen Ramonda” in this masterful wig.

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