Cardi B attended the 2019 Grammys on Sunday, February 10 in Los Angeles looking like a d*mn queen alongside her husband, Offset. The “Money” rapper, who is nominated for five awards, turned heads on the red carpet in a show-stopping gown from Thierry Mulger’s Fall-Winter 1995 couture collection. And what hairstyle could possibly complement the black and pink Venus sheath dress and embellished bodysuit? A pearl-encrusted beehive updo, of course.
“The inspiration behind Cardi B’s red carpet look is a ’90s influenced pearl updo to play up her couture ensemble,” says celebrity stylist Tokyo Stylez, on behalf of Suave Professionals. (Photo via Kevin Mazur/ Getty)
To create the look, Stylez, who also works with Kylie Jenner, prepped wig units with Suave Professionals Coconut Oil Infused Damage Repair Shampoo ($3) to ensure a thorough cleanse after dying. “I repeat this step two or three times until I can feel the hair is stripped of the excess dye and the hair dye is no longer running,” Stylez explains. “I used the same shampoo to wash Cardi’s hair to clean and protect the natural hair under the wig.”
Stylez let the wigs soak in Suave Coconut Oil Infused Damage Repair Conditioner ($3) for 45 minutes. “It gives it this very silky feel to the touch and leaves a beautiful coconut scent that my clients absolutely love,” Stylez notes. After rinsing, the pro let the wig air-dry for about 20 minutes before drying with the diffuser attachment from the Dyson Supersonic Pro Hair Dryer ($400). (Photo via John Shearer/ Getty)
“Once the wig is in place, I use a light amount of the Suave Professionals Sleek Anti-Frizz Smooth & Shine Cream ($3) so when I blow dry the hair again before I style, this will help combat any flyaways,” Stylez explains. “Next, I use a small amount of Suave Professionals for Natural Hair Define & Shine Serum Gel for added shine. You want the shine to look light and subtle.” Stylez then used the hair dryer to smooth and mold Cardi’s strands into the voluminous updo.
“I set the style by using the Suave Professionals Firm Control Finishing Hairspray ($3) before pinning the pearls around the top half of the updo,” Stylez says. (Photo via Steve Granitz/ Getty)
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