Normani’s Stylist Shares Deets Behind Her VMAs Red Carpet Hair

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Normani is the rising pop star we have all been waiting for. The “Motivation” singer literally held court with her first live performance of the song Monday (Aug. 26) night and it was everything. She pulled up to her MTV Video Music Awards performance with a whole basketball court, twerking and a dance solo involving backflips and cheerleader splits that had Twitter ablaze.

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And, let’s not forget about her washboard abs. Even before heating up the stage, the singer shut the red carpet down with a stunning glow in a barely-there Nicolas Jebran dress. Styled by Kollin Carter, she channeled all sorts of throwback flair with Swarovski crystal embellishments and asymmetrical styling.

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Of course, her side-swept tresses were the perfect complement, which her hairstylist Jay “Stay Ready” told Hype Hair was all about “textured/throwback glam.”

Jay added, “Staying within the theme of Normaniʼs “Motivation” music video, we wanted to create a look youʼd easily see on one of your favorite artists like Aaliyah, Mya, or Destinyʼs Child during that ‘90s/early ‘2000s music era.”

To get her gorgeous red carpet look, he washed and conditioned NOrmani’s natural hair with Professionals for Natural Hair Sulfate-Free Shampoo and Moisturizing Curl Conditioner and blow-dried her hair with a diffuser. He then added extensions and flat ironed her hair, creating soft curls at the end for a wavy finish using Suave Professionals for Natural Hair Define & Shine Serum Gel to “add shine and keep the waves locked down,” he shared.

Jay recommended to run a dime-size amount of Suave Professionals Sleek Anti-Frizz Smooth & Shine Cream through the ends to add extra hold to the wavy, finished ends.

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