Queen Latifah has received many accolades over the course of her career such as a Grammy, BET Lifetime Achievement award, and an Emmy. But one category she continues to slay in is best hair, in which we can all agree she gets 10’s all across the board. Whether it’s a red carpet appearance, advertising, or acting in roles such as The Equalizer, Queen Latifah's, born Dana Elaine Owens, hair is always laid.
Well, we finally know who’s responsible for the Queen’s glorious locks. In a video that has been circulating on Twitter, the veteran entertainer showed off her hairstylist.
“I know y’all wanna know, who does my hair. Who gets this color so right? Oh my God, who is she?” The U.N.I.T.Y. rapper teased. “Well, there she is,” panning the camera to her hairstylist. “The enigma. Iasia Merriweather.”
Queen Latifah finally shares the person behind her always-perfect hair 😭— Female Rap Room (@FemaleRapRoom) October 1, 2022
Iasia Merriweather; hairbyiasia (Instagram) pic.twitter.com/5c7eQYdSuV
Iasia has worked with Queen Latifah on projects such as Just Wright,Girls Trip, Bessie, and more recently The Equalizer. According to IMDB, she won a Daytime Emmy in 2014 for her hairstyling on the actress’s now-defunct talk show The Queen Latifah Show and was nominated again in 2015 for her work on Bessie.
Like many Black women, Queen Latifah and her hair have seen the best of times and the worst of times. But she credits the people she has come in contact with over the years that showed her how to take care of her hair.
“I studied what people did around me,” she said in an interview with Essence. “I’ve had the great fortune of working with some very amazing makeup artists, hairstylists, and I study them, you know?”
She continued, “I watch what they do when I’m sitting in their chair—if I’m awake. I can appreciate great work, and they teach me things. They tell me things.”
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