Solange took the stage at Saturday Night Live over the weekend in a beautiful custom crystal dress by Erickson Beamon, complete with matching earrings. She also rocked a unique braided hairdo courtesy of artist and braid specialist Shani Crowe.
Crowe, who shared some behind-the-scenes snapshots of the making of Solange’s braiding headpiece, said the look took over 40 hours to complete.
Solanges hairstyle is reminiscent of one the images from Crowe’s series “Braids,” which you might recognize from when the artist went viral earlier this year.
“Braids” is also currently on display in Brooklyn at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA). Beyonce, who attended SNL to support her sister even shared an image of a snapshot she had taken with Crowe’s artwork.
When you had a dream you met Beyoncé and she told you she loved your work and shows you a pic of herself infront of it @mocada_museum Only it really happened and now your stuck in a state of perpetual burry mr Krabs meme, because not only did Beyonce speak to you, but she was cool AF and super genuine, and she complimented your life passion and And she really is FLAWLESS. And did I mention how cool she was ? And wtf man is this my life? so many feelings. #lifemade #beyonceblessing #Braids
As for Crowe’s inspiration, fashion designer Z U N D Y A also made this interesting connection.