All The Deets Behind Lizzo’s Retro AMAs Hair

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Lizzo damn near broke the Internet with her statement-making tiny purse last night at the 2019 American Music Awards, but let’s not forget that her entire look was a mood — including about her must-have retro hair.

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Her disco mod meets-around-the-way-girl hair was sleeky, shiny and lit from all the angles. Celeb hairstylist Shelby Swain shared that she actually drew inspiration from “I Dream Of Jeannie” for the fun, flipped look.


“Lizzo’s dress was short, puffy, fun, and super ’60s vibes. so we wanted to create an iconic 60’s hairdo to match the dress,” she tells Hype Hair. “We gave her an updo that was as flirty as her tiny purse.”

To get the ultimate “hair toss,” Shelby blew out and flat-ironed Lizzo’s natural hair before brushing it up into a sleeky ponytail using ghd’s air hair dryer ($199) and platinum+ styler ($249).

Shelby then went old school with Dare To Have Hair extensions wrapped around the ponytail base. She then pulled some hair forward for faux side-swept bangs and wrapped the ponytail with hair. Once secure, we wen through and flip curled the ends using a large 1 1/4″ barrel curling iron ($199) for a “flirty, final touch.”

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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.