Editor’s Note: Fancy a trip across the pond? Join us as we continue our spotlight series this week on English Black women who are carving out a space for themselves in popular media!
What She Does: A British stage and film actress, Gugu (short for Gugulethu, which translates to “Our Pride” in Zulu) gained critical acclaim for her performance in the drama motion picture “Beyond the Lights”, a film on an upcoming artist primed for super stardom while dealing with the pressures of success. In several of her interviews, she expressed her desire for younger girls to watch the film, sharing it’s message on the importance of women coming into their own with their natural selves.
Signature Look: Up-do’s are Gugu’s go-to look. Her natural curls are often pushed back in both low and high buns, sometimes styled with decorative headbands. However like everyone else, she can appreciate a good wash-n-go, every now and again.