‘Harlem’ Star Meagan Good: ‘My Hair Is a Representation of How I’m Feeling’

by Yah Yah
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Meagan Good is one of the star’s of Amazon Prime’s “Harlem” series.

Season one has already got us all hooked. But the highs and lows of the four main characters’ love lives and careers are not the only things that have us entranced—we also can’t get enough of their style.

Harlem follows “a group of stylish and ambitious best girlfriends in Harlem, New York City, the mecca of Black culture in America,” per the official logline. “Together, they level up from their 20s into the next phase of their careers, relationships, and big city dreams.”

On the show, Good’s character, Dr. Camille Parks, a professor of anthropology at Columbia University, sports long, luscious Goddess Locs. Speaking to Glamour Magazine, she explains the significance of every hairstyle she rocks.

Goddess Locs are similar to faux locs, but rather than sealed ends, Goddess Locs usually have open and wavy ends.

“My hair is a representation of how I’m feeling in a particular season,” Good tells Glamour’s, Paulina Jayne Isaac. “It really is a true form of self-expression. My hair has been purple. My sides have been shaved. I’ve had goddess locs. I’ve had pixie cuts. I’ve been blonde. I’ve been strawberry brown. I’ve done so many different things with it.”

Good says she’s pretty similar to Dr. Camille.

“This is the first time where I play a character that is so quirky and so off-beat and so close to who I am that I don’t get to show,” Good says. “Every single character is someone that I haven’t quite seen represented this way. Even though it is a show that is centered around Black women—and there are a few of them—they’re really, really unique.”

“Harlem” is yet to be renewed for a second season. Speaking to TV Line, show creator, Tracy Oliver, says she’s already working on the scripts for season two.

“What I would like to see is, What’s the aftermath of this very bold move that Camille makes in the finale? Are they actually going to get together? Is he going to apologize to Mira and still get married? And what does that mean for Jamison, who’s currently in a relationship with Camille?” she mused.

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