What a weekend, eh? The Royal Wedding dominated our social media timelines, and newspaper column inches. It goes without saying that Meghan Markle looked stunning, enchanting the world with a classic, timeless style aptly demonstrated via her Givenchy gown, understated makeup and low chignon bun. But you know who else set our timelines ablaze with her inimitable style? Our girl Serena Williams. The sporting icon’s wedding guest outfit IG post has been liked over 1 million times. Dressed in a blush pink curve-hugging dress with matching fascinator, complemented by nude makeup and bum-skimming Lemonade braids, we were delighted to learn that our favourite glam squad makeup artist Pauline Briscoe, and hairstylist Lorraine Dublin were behind the look. We caught up with Lorraine to learn how she created Serena’s internet- breaking braids!
Lorraine Dublin, celebrity hairstylist
We started working on Serena’s hair from Friday. We removed her previous braids and gave her natural hair a cleanse and a treatment. I used Affirm’s Scalp Therapy Shampoo, which is great for cooling and treating the scalp, followed by AffirmCare Scalp Therapy Treatment Conditioner. After cleansing, I applied Keracare Essential Oils and Oil Moisturizer to soften the hair, and lightly blowdried hair, using KeraCare Silken Seal as a heat protectant, and massaged the scalp with AffirmCare Scalp Therapy Scalp Relief Oil. Once the hair was prepped it was time to start braiding. Canerows were applied to the crown, and using Xpressions hair extensions for braiding (I didn’t cut the hair at all, and added extra hair to each section for length), my assistant Brenda and I started applying lengthy individual double stranded twists. This whole process took around 5 hours, but would probably take around 7 if there’s only one hairstylist installing. Once completed, we spritzed hair with KeraCare Thermal Wonder 6 in 1 Thermal Protector for shine.