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“Mad Men” actress Teyonah Parris sported a marvelous pompadour natural up-do for the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. If you’re not watching this sitcom, you totally should! Teyonah plays Dawn Chambers, who was the first black person to be hired at the firm. For the role she normally wears a wig, which unfortunately covers all of this gorgeous hair that we didn’t even know existed.

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After a bit of stalking (and thanks to Afrobella), I found out what stylist was responsible for this creation, how this up-do was done and what products where used on Teyona’s mane.

We can thank Felicia Leatherwood from Loving Your Hair for this fabulously sculpted look. Felicia is known around the natural hair community as the “natural hair whisperer” — for obvious reasons. She gave Afrobella the exclusive on creating her look:

“That’s a variation of a fold and tuck that I like to do – it’s a variation that worked for her and was red carpet ready. This is all her hair. I shampooed her hair with Dr. Miracle’s new cleanse and condition shampoo. After that I used LRC’s leave in and serum, then I blew her hair out – she was so amazed at how fast I blew her hair out! And then basically I used Hicks Edge Control, and then I used Entwine’smoisturizing, hydrating styling product, and then I sprayed it with LRC natural holding spray and cinched it with Fantasia IC mist – it finishes everything perfectly!” says Felicia.

It absolutely warms my soul when I see a brown girl on any red carpet sporting her natural hair. To me it’s a far bigger movement. We have to urge networks, producers, and the talent for these shows that the characters we see on the big screen can have natural hair too. No matter the storyline. Natural hair shouldn’t take away from the role, but rather add a dose fabulousness.

Soon there will be a day where Olivia Pope will ditch the weave and grab her afro pick–I pray!



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