Local 706 - The Artisan

Winter 2022

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60 • THE ARTISAN WINTER 2022 I was department heading Black-ish Season 6 when I received a call asking if I'd be interested in doing a feature in Santa Fe, New Mexico, about Black historic cowboys. I was hesitant at first since I'd been at Black-ish for the show's entire run up to that point, but I fell in love as soon as I read the script. I'd also heard that James Lassiter and Regina King were part of the project, whom I'd had a history with and really wanted to work with in this capacity. After my meeting with director Jeymes Samuel, where we hit it off immediately, and I became totally sold on the whole concept, leaving behind any hesitations or second thoughts about leaving Black-ish to join the team. e Emmy Awards were actually held on a day I was filming e Harder ey Fall. My team kept reminding me of the awards but my mind was on accomplishing the day. I found out I won by my teammate Tinisha Meeks. en Department Head Make- up Tym Buacharern ran into the hair trailer with confetti and a warm hug. Everything was happening so fast, I couldn't process the moment. I saw a text from my mom saying she was so proud of me, and that's when it hit me. I had just won the first Emmy for Black-ish as a hair stylist, before the amazing actors and writers on the show. It felt euphoric. Jonathan Majors came in and gave me the biggest hug—I instantly cried in his arms as he embraced me. I was super-overwhelmed in the best way. THE HARDER THEY FALL PHOTOS BY DAVID LEE/NETFLIX Regina King as Trudy Smith. H A I R D E S I G N E R A R A X I L I N D S E Y T A L K S A B O U T H E R H I S T O R I C E M M Y ® W I N F O R B L A C K - I S H A N D D E P A R T M E N T H E A D I N G T H E O S C A R ® - B U Z Z Y W E S T E R N

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