Stars at this yr’s BET Awards didn’t disappoint within the magnificence division: Lizzo carried out with voluminous waist-length waves, Meagan Good wore ultra-chic braids, and Ciara rocked a smooth bob — to call a couple of. After which there was Rihanna, who did not stroll the pink carpet (that we noticed), however stunned everybody when she hit the stage to current Mary J. Blige with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Rih traded within the field braids she’s had recently for an extended half-up ponytail in the identical fairly burgundy shade. We caught up along with her hairstylist Yusef Williams to search out out the main points behind the flirty model.

“The inspiration for me was to create a dreamy, lovely, badass baby-doll look, mixing laborious and delicate components of her burgundy hair,” Williams tells Attract. “Since she wore an all-black ensemble, I needed to offer her a extra female model.” Though there is no affirmation but, Rihanna was in all probability carrying her Fenty trend line, which she just lately debuted at a pop-up in New York Metropolis. Ri’s pink pony stands towards her edgy black leather-based jacket and pants.

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Williams says he and Rihanna work very intently when dreaming up her seems to be. “It’s all the time a collaborative effort between the each of us,” he explains. “I include concepts and she or he brings concepts as properly, which makes it simpler for us each to create timeless and magical moments. This look was a mix of laborious and delicate to create the last word horny, badass look.”

Surprisingly, you do not have to spend one million on hair merchandise to get an analogous vibe at dwelling. Williams used the reasonably priced Suave Professionals for Pure Hair line (he is a Suave companion) on Rihanna. Learn on for a easy method to get her look.

First, Williams recommends washing your hair with the Sulfate-Free Cleaning Shampoo and Moisturizing Curl Conditioner to cleanse and hydrate the hair forward of styling. Whereas your hair is damp, apply the model’s Outline & Shine Serum Gel. This ensures your blowout may have a clean end. He dried Rih’s hair with the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer Skilled Version on medium warmth and medium velocity.

Subsequent, Williams parted her hair from ear to ear and added extensions for fullness. Utilizing a 1 1/Eight-inch curling iron, he created texture all through her hair. He locked within the model with Suave Professionals Agency Management Ending Hairspray after which pulled half her hair up right into a ponytail. To complete, he backcombed and teased the horse, including yet another spritz of hairspray.

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