21/02/2024 9:59 PM


The Queen Of Beauty

Tracee Ellis Ross’s Signature Braid Got An Old School Upgrade For The 2020 E! People’s Choice Awards

Whether virtually distanced or up close, Tracee Ellis Ross is always going to wow in the beauty department. Last Sunday was no different when the actress and Instagram’s proclaimed favorite rich auntie accepted her Fashion Icon Award at the 2020 E! People’s Choice Awards.

And while what she was wearing was obviously the key focus of the evening, we couldn’t help swooning about what was happening from the neck up.

First, let’s talk that derriere-brushing braid, which boasted finger waves in the front for a vintage feel. The look, created by Nai’vasha Johnson, is just one of many hair masterpieces created for Ross, including the looks for Ross’s ESSENCE October 2019 cover.

Tracee Ellis Ross arrives at the 2020 E! People’s Choice Awards held at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California and on broadcast on Sunday, November 15, 2020. (Photo by Rich Polk/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Of course, Ellis Ross’s haircare brand Pattern Beauty was to thank for the execution of the both elegant and edgy ‘do. “My inspiration for tonight’s look was a twist on classic fashion,” Nai’Vasha told InStyle. “Tracee Ellis Ross is being honored for being THE Fashion Icon of 2020 and I felt it was important to speak to that narrative without competing with her brilliant style tonight. I wanted her hair to complement it.” 

When it came to the face, a monochromatic-esque look was completed with a lightly dusted auburn lid and a coral red-hued lip. It was complimented with a fresh-faced and barely-there complexion. Ross’s go-to makeup artist Tracey Levy shared the products used to execute the look, and it was all compliments of none other than Chanel Beauty. 

Courtesy of Tracey Levy’s Instagram

Trust, there’s never a time that we expect anything less than head-turning looks from Ross, but this one may easily be a favorite.