Solange’s ‘SNL’ Hairstyle Was Crafted by Artist Shani Crowe.

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Solange took the stage at Saturday Night Live over the weekend in a beautiful custom crystal dress by Erickson Beamon, complete with matching earrings. She also rocked a unique braided hairdo courtesy of artist and braid specialist Shani Crowe.

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Crowe, who shared some behind-the-scenes snapshots of the making of Solange’s braiding headpiece, said the look took over 40 hours to complete.

Solanges hairstyle is reminiscent of one the images from Crowe’s series “Braids,” which you might recognize from when the artist went viral earlier this year.

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“Braids” is also currently on display in Brooklyn at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA). Beyonce, who attended SNL to support her sister even shared an image of a snapshot she had taken with Crowe’s artwork.

As for Crowe’s inspiration, fashion designer Z U N D Y A also made this interesting connection.