March 18, 2022

Ep 19 | S2: Hair Designer Nakoya Yancey Talks Colin: In Black & White, and the Importance of Injecting Diversity into And Just Like That.


Hair designer Nakoya Yancey talks about her work on Colin In Black & White, getting the call in fly in and create young Colin Kaepernick's cornrows and working with Ava DuVernay in numerous productions, including the award-winning, When They See Us.  Nakoya discusses the importance of authenticity and inclusion, how things are changing on sets... and how they aren't... in this illuminating conversation.  Nakoya also discusses Sarah Jessica Parker being the ultimate 'boss' on And Just Like That, and how she got her start in this difficult business as well as juggling raising a teenager through it all.  I love this episode, and know you will too.

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Nakoya Yancey

Hair Designer

Nakoya is an award winning Hair Designer, with over 28 years of professional experience, a UK trained Wig Maker and Facial Hair Piece Maker. Nakoya freelances as a Hair Stylist, Wig Maker, and Wig Supplier. She is available for set productions such as film, television, commercial, music videos, Red Carpet events, and Editorial Shoots.

She specializes in razor cuts, coloring, updo's, extensions, micro links (shrinkies, beading) strand by strand, micro link wefts, full lace wig, silk based wigs, closures, and frontals.

Nakoya Also sells Indian Virgin, Russian Virgin Full Lace Wigs, Closures, Frontals, and extensions.