Daniele Lawson of “King Richard” Fame is Our Summer ’22 Cover Girl

By Andréa Butler

Daniele Lawson is living her best life, and in our summer 2022 issue, the 17-year-old rising star talks all things acting, college, and of course natural hair. Oh, yeah, and ya’ girl might spit a few bars for us, too.

Read an excerpt of Daniele’s cover story below (and check out her BTS video, too!):

‘Round her way, Daniele is mostly known not only for the hella roles she continues to rack up but for her hair, which she typically sports in a huuuuge puff. To mix things up from time to time, she’ll post up in a twist-out. For her recent graduation and prom night, she opted for a protective style — her first-ever weave (peep her cover look). But in our Zoom interview, it’s all about the slicked down edges with two side puffs. Coincidentally, I’m rockin’ the exact same style. Could this unintentional synching be a sign? I think to myself, “Most definitely. This chat is about to be so fire.”

Photographed by Aspen Cierra Evans
Styled by Amy Hirt
Hair by Kachay “Caché” Dorsey
Makeup by Sarah Nelson

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