Solange's natural hair haloed around her face as she stood on the red carpet at the Grammys in a billowing Iris van Herpen gown this Sunday. Her gravity-defying curls were apropos as she had earlier in the day won a Grammy for "Cranes in the Sky," a song featured in A Seat At the Table, an album that serves as an anthem of pride in black culture.
Jawara Wauchope, the hairstylist behind Solange’s gorgeous Grammy ‘do, is no stranger to natural hair. He grew up surrounded by people who embraced natural hair in his family, resulting in his lifelong commitment to honoring it. After Wauchope did Solange’s hair two years ago for an event in Paris, the Grammys served as another chance for him to work with the younger Knowles sister. The 32-year-old Brooklyn native discusses exclusively with Billboard creating the look for Solange, his natural hair influences, and what A Seat At the Table means to him.