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All of the Best Hair Moments From Beyoncé’s ‘Black is King’ Trailer

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Beyhive, get in formation! Just one month after announcing her new film and visual album, Black is King, Beyoncé has now blessed us all with the official trailer – and the Queen did not disappoint. 

If you thought Spirit and Lemonade were visual eye candy, just wait until you feast your eyes on this one minute and 23 second-long cinematic masterpiece. From what we have seen so far, her latest creative venture will be full of stunning visuals, colorful costumes, dazzling choreography, and star-studded cameos from Lupita Nyong’o, Kelly Rowland, Naomi Campbell, her mother Tina Knowles, and of course, hubby Jay-Z.

Premiering July 31st on Disney+, Black is King started out as a companion piece to The Lion King: The Gift, later becoming a “labor of love” that celebrates “the breadth and beauty of Black ancestry.” Written, directed, and executively produced by the singer, Beyoncé shared on Instagram, “With this visual album, I wanted to present elements of Black history and African tradition, with a modern twist and a universal message, and what it truly means to find your self-identity and build a legacy.”

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I typically keep comments short and sweet, but I just watched the trailer with my family and I’m excited. 🎶please don’t get me hype🎶🤪 “Black Is King” is a labor of love. It is my passion project that I have been filming, researching and editing day and night for the past year. I’ve given it my all and now it’s yours. It was originally filmed as a companion piece to “The Lion King: The Gift” soundtrack and meant to celebrate the breadth and beauty of Black ancestry. I could never have imagined that a year later, all the hard work that went into this production would serve a greater purpose. The events of 2020 have made the film’s vision and message even more relevant, as people across the world embark on a historic journey. We are all in search of safety and light. Many of us want change. I believe that when Black people tell our own stories, we can shift the axis of the world and tell our REAL history of generational wealth and richness of soul that are not told in our history books. With this visual album, I wanted to present elements of Black history and African tradition, with a modern twist and a universal message, and what it truly means to find your self-identity and build a legacy. I spent a lot of time exploring and absorbing the lessons of past generations and the rich history of different African customs. While working on this film, there were moments where I’ve felt overwhelmed, like many others on my creative team, but it was important to create a film that instills pride and knowledge. I only hope that from watching, you leave feeling inspired to continue building a legacy that impacts the world in an immeasurable way. I pray that everyone sees the beauty and resilience of our people. This is a story of how the people left MOST BROKEN have EXTRAORDINARY gifts.❤️✊🏾 Thank you to Blitz, Emmanuel, Ibra, Jenn, Pierre, Dikayl, Kwasi and all the brilliant creatives. Thank you to all at Disney for giving this Black woman the opportunity to tell this story. This experience has been an affirmation of a grander purpose. My only goal is that you watch it with your family and that it gives you pride. Love y’all, B

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Now, you know with Bey at the helm of this project that she’s going to be serving up some truly iconic hair moments. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite hairstyles from the trailer that definitely deserve a second glance.

The Bantu Knots Braids

No one does long braids better than Bey. This Bantu knot and braids combination is just too good to ignore.

The Braided Crown

We always knew that Beyoncé was a queen and this hairstyle just proves it. With her hair done up in a braided Nefertiti crown, she looks like the epitome of African royalty.

The High Pony

She’s totally giving us Black girl magic hair goals with this high pony that is all about the texture.

The Braided Bangs

I don’t know what was more of a moment – this whole matching cow-print situation or those braided, beaded bangs.

The Box Braids

These jaw-dropping, waist-length box braids are without a doubt, flawless.

The Signature Waves

 A Beyoncé visual album wouldn’t be complete without the singer’s natural waves making an appearance at least once.

Camille Nzengung
Camille Nzengung
Camille Nzengung is a Features Editor, based in Georgia, covering all things hair at The Tease. You can find her writing about the best hair products, the coolest hair trends, and all the exciting new hair launches.