Nikki Nelms & Arthur Jafa collaborate on a hair story
The legendary hairstylist, who has worked with Solange, Zoë Kravitz and Yara Shahidi, explores gravity-defying styles in the Arthur Jafa guest-edit of i-D.
This story originally appeared in i-D’s The Darker Issue, no. 365, Winter 2021. Order your copy here.
Concept and hair Nikki Nelms
Photography Arthur Jafa
Make-up Cherish Brooke Hill for Pat McGrath Labs
Photography assistance G Askew, Cris Ian Garcia and Coy Gutierrez
Hair assistance Jordana David
Production Melinda Nugent, Amanda Leya Andrews and Kaley Pearce
Production assistance Maryam Eldeeb, Alex Jeter and Anthony Corleto
Casting director Samuel Ellis Scheinman for DMCASTING, Models Isis V
Chavi St Hill at Muse NYC. Lara Adekola and Sara Ochieng