All The Deets Behind Lizzo’s Retro Glam Beehive

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We never know what to expect when Lizzo hits the scene, except that it’s going to be over the top. And, the “Juice” singer did not disappoint Monday (Aug. 26) night at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards.

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Before hitting the stage with a whole inflatable ass, the beauty wowed on the carpet in a bright red sequin dress covered in Siren letters while rocking a voluminous retro beehive styled up by her go-to stylist Shelby Swain.

We got intel on the look straight from Shelby on the fire look, who also shared inspo behind the towering ‘do.

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“We wanted a sultry, glam look for Lizzo tonight,” said Shelby. “Using legend Brigette Bardot as inspo, we landed on this cheeky-but-chic retro beehive.”

To get the look, she set Lizzo’s freshly washed and conditioned in curls, including eye-grazing bangs, and let the ends cool and set for 20 minutes. She then used Dove Care Between Washes Volume & Fullness Dry Shampoo ($5.99) spray to help with teasing the updo high and back up into the desired beehive shape.

To get the beehive in formation, she used a flexible hold hairspray ($4.99). “This was great for keeping the hair soft which helped to really form the beehive,” said Shelby. For added hold and shine, she finished off the look with an Extra Hold Hairspray ($4.99).

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Stephenetta (isis) Harmon

isis is digital media director for Hype Hair and founder/Black beauty director for Sadiaa Black Beauty guide, the top hair and beauty directory for women of color.