We are swooning over Oprah’s and Avu DuVernay’s hit TV show Queen Sugar! More than anything, we love the faux locs styles worn by actress Rutina Wesley as character Nova Bordelon. Her loc’d pompadour featured in episode 2 completely stole the spotlight from eye candy Ralph Angel.
Wesley holds acclaim for her role as Tara Thornton on HBO’s True Blood. However, it’s this opportunity to work with Oprah and DuVernay that humbles the talented star. To be a “fully-fleshed out,” proud, Black woman makes her portrayal as Nova so special. The TV veteran tells Huffington Post:
“Getting the chance to play a beautiful gorgeous Black woman with dreads [who’s] smart, funny, witty, chaotic…She’s everything. It’s a brown girl’s dream because she’s a real human being.”
We tracked down the show’s hair department head who’s responsible for Nova’s effortlessly flawless crown, Caprice Green. Turns out, Caprice is also the mastermind behind Janelle Monae’s stunning 2015 Met Gala braided mohawk.
Get the Look: Loc’d Pompadour
To help you get this look, we’ve round up two easy-to-follow tutorials from comedienne, activist and MTV personality Francesca Ramsey.
This style is done on two strand twisted locs, and is perfect for an evening out. It’s simple, yet elegant.
This version gives a little messier look, and like the first, there are no products necessary.
Check out more of Nova’s signature style for hair inspiration on Instagram @queensugar.