Celebrating Viola Davis : A True Natural Hair Queen
Actresses like Viola Davis are few and far in between. Her unparalleled screen presence and fervour will have you falling in love, hating her and wanting to throw the remote at the TV…All at the same time. Perhaps her most famous role is that of Annalise Keating, in the smash hit Series ‘’How To Get Away With Murder’’ . Therein she plays a no-nonsense criminal lawyer cum Law professor whose whirlwind of a life seems to rattle her and everyone around her. In real life, Viola wears natural hair unapologetically. Her journey to her current sense of self-awareness and confidence has been years in the making. To Viola, wearing natural hair is as a result of shedding her insecurities and coming into herself as a black woman and learning to love herself just the way she is.
Let’s take a look at some of Viola’s natural hairstyles we can use as inspo, shall we?
1. Simple Fro’
According to InStyle Magazine:
‘’For the January 2015 Cover for Instyle Magazine,Viola was inspired by the 1970s and after just a few takes she said she wanted her hair combed out into an afro,” says Davis’s longtime stylist Jamika Wilson. “I just played with her natural texture and it let all of her beauty shine through.” To craft her chic crop, Wilson whipped up a custom product cocktail that moisturized the star’s curls and gave them some definition. “I mixed As I Am Curling Jelly with a little bit of natural shea butter,” says Wilson. “And then I used it to randomly twist sections of her hair.”
2. Pumped Up ‘Fro
Three words…Viola, Volume, Voila, Viva! Well, that was 4 words but oh well. The lady looked fantastic at this year’s Golden Globe Awards. Hairstylist, Jamika Wilson created this bold, majestic crown of coils and kinks to create this unforgettable, epic hair moment. “The movement of wearing black and standing in solidarity for all women was my inspiration,” Wilson tells Refinery29
3. Coloured ‘Fro
Courtesy: The Belgravia Centre
This hue of caramel brown went down well with Viola’s skin tone. She was quite the vision in this simple, expertly coloured ‘fro. Not to mention the added texture of her 4c hair. This look was done and dusted!
4. Textured ‘Fro
Courtesy: Getty Images
There is beauty in simplicity. Viola likes to keep things as simple as possible. Her styles are mostly kept to a minimum. She’s a wash-and-go type of girl! This look requires minimum effort and product. Viola wore her hair with her natural curls defined, giving the style a bit of texture.
5. Vintage Vibes
Courtesy: Essence Magazine
In this issue of Essence Magazine, Viola Davis was serving us 1950’s vintage vibes with her perfectly blown-out locs, pinned up and chocolate skin glowing for the gods. Her hair is always as immaculate as her makeup. Viola did that!
Viola is truly an inspiration to black women the world over!