So, who is Sonequa Martin-Green and why does she need your attention? Well, if you’re a Trekkie and have been watching Star Trek: Discovery, you’ll know that she’s slaying as the new female lead of the show. And it’s not just because of her amazing acting skills, but also because of her natural hair (on-and-off the screen).
Since we’re all about celebrating curly hair, we reckon Sonequa Martin-Green is a black hair icon in the making and we’re obsessed. Want to know why? Keep on reading and you’ll soon be just as obsessed as us!
4 reasons we’re crushing on Sonequa Martin-Green’s hair
1. Because her character’s hairstyle is always on-point
If you haven’t been watching Star Trek: Discovery, you’re seriously missing out! In the show, Sonequa plays Michael Burnham, the commander of The Starship Enterprise (and in our opinion, the commander of great hair!).
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2. She’s all about protective hairstyles
We particularly love how she’s styled her Senegalese twists into an on-trend half-up, half bun, as it shows off her Rapunzel lengths and keeps her mane off her face. Take notes ladies, take notes! Credit: @therealsonequa
3. She’s shining the spotlight on natural vintage hairstyles
When you think about vintage hairstyles, it’s hard not to picture victory rolls and Hollywood waves, but did you know there’s a whole host of natural vintage ‘dos? If not, Sonequa will gladly (and glamorously) give you a lesson on how to rock them.
Just take a look at her natural pompadour, here, and you’ll understand what we’re on about…Credit: @therealsonequa
4. But most importantly, because she’s flaunting her natural curls
Having openly admitted she has mane crushes on Rihanna, Janelle Monae and Lupita Nyong’o (don’t we all?), the 30-year-old’s appreciation for curly-haired ladies and her own decision to flaunt hers, makes her a winner in our books! Credit: @therealsonequa
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