It is mainly the summer time of Rihanna — she simply hosted the Met Gala, has launched a beautiful summer time make-up assortment referred to as Seaside, Please, and shortly, we’ll be capable of watch her, Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, and different stars in the summertime blockbuster, Ocean’s eight. In anticipation of the movie’s launch, Rihanna’s longtime hairstylist, Yusef Williams, chatted with Refinery29 concerning the selection of locs for Rihanna’s character, 9 Ball, within the film.

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Rihanna was seen sporting the lengthy locs round New York Metropolis whereas filming the film again within the fall of 2016, and the type was apparently her request, based on Us Journal. Williams, who had already been working with Rihanna for some time, did the type for her, and spoke to Refinery29 concerning the significance of the selection for the character of 9 Ball.

Williams instructed Refinery29, “We thought it will be sturdy. Her locs would keep that tie to Africa. She’d preserve her accent. She wasn’t simply going to be some American woman on this film. 9 Ball continues to be a Caribbean woman that simply occurs to be in America.” On condition that Rihanna is all about illustration and inclusivity in all that she does, together with Fenty Magnificence and Fenty x Savage, the selection additionally went past the character herself and was about what she’d imply to these watching.

Williams continued, saying, “All in all, the locs are simply actually badass. I could not think about her character with out them.” As for whether or not she’ll have the type once more? “It in all probability was the best type she’s ever had, since she obtained to be free and funky and see herself in a different way. She’s an enormous pop star, after which we type of stripped her down and gave her locs that we did not make tremendous, tremendous fairly. She made them glamorous when she wished, after which tremendous informal when she wished. I assumed it was cool to see her locs personal the night time each time she went out. You can be seeing her with locs once more, for certain. I do not know when, however it would occur.”

Learn extra about how Rihanna’s Ocean’s eight type was created on Refinery29.


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