An African City
An African City Season 2 is finally here and the response so far has been great. Thank you guys!
I’ve gotten a lot of questions on these interwebs about Zainab’s hair so I thought i’ll break down the “how to” on a few of her looks over the last two episodes.
Inside scoop: I do my own hair on set 80% of the time. We have an amazing hair styling team from Ariels Haven Spa and Salon (www.arielshaven.com) Visit them whenever you’re in Accra) however after 6 years of being natural I find it easier to do my own hair.
Grecian Tuck-Opening Scenes
This is my go to hairstyle in my daily life when my twist out is on its last leg. I fluff my hair down all around my head including my face (think cousin IT from the Addams Family) I then put an elastic headband over my head so that my hair is hanging from underneath the headband (Think 70’s headbands). Next I tuck the ends of my hair into the head band and voila. This is probably hard to follow but I’ll try and get a tutorial up soon.
Twist Out-Dinner Scene
At the dinner scene (BTW waakye all day!) I achieved this look by sectioning my hair into about 6 twists while wet and slathered with shea butter. I then bantu knot the twists and let them air dry for about two days (Prep time is so necessary here)
Updo’s – Office and Stadium scenes
Both Zainab’s office scenes and the stadium scene saw her rock a simple updo. The word of the day here is HAIR PINS. I use about 20 to really get my hair nice and taut.
You can catch season 2 of An African City now @ www.anafricancity.vhx.tv
Have you seen episode 1 and 2?