At last night’s BET Awards, Megan The Stallion was crowned Best Female Hip Hop Artist of the Year. Though it was an entirely virtual award show — with no red carpet or IRL stage — the “Savage” singer accepted the honor in true “Hot Girl” fashion with an exclusive pre-taped performance that left fans in awe.
The video — which is now trending on YouTube — shows the Houston-born rapper performing a mashup of her new single, “Girls In The Hood,” and “Savage” in a post-apocalyptic desert setting that featured an all-female dance ensemble and powerful Black Lives Matter themes. The creative execution came complete with standout performance glam — including a waist-grazing wig designed for next-level hair flips.
Celebrity stylist Kellon Deryck tells us that the star’s beauty look was inspired by the natural surroundings. “The edgy-ness of the desert performance called for a more textured, sleek look that allowed for lots of movement,” Deryck explained.
To achieve the wavy-sleek style, Deryck partnered with Dove to use the brand’s new Amplified Textures line — including the Hydrating Shampoo, Super-Slip Conditioner, and 15-minute Recovery Mask — both on the wig and on the rapper’s natural hair underneath. “After I saw how amazing [the products] made her natural hair look and feel, I repeated the same steps on her hair unit, which also had a curly texture,” Deryck explained.
Deryck heat styled the wig using Dyson’s Supersonic blowdryer and comb attachment, and finished with the brand’s new Corrale straightener. “Even though the unit had a curly texture, we decided to give it a blow out using the Dyson Supersonic dryer and the wide-tooth comb attachment for fast drying and styling,” he explained. “Then I used the cord-free Dyson Corrale Straightener to achieve a sleek, straightened look, finishing it off by running a few dollops of Dove Volume & Fullness Mousse through the strands to add a tousled, textured bedhead vibe.”
From the stunning wig styling to her savage choreography, the superstar clearly proved she earned the night’s honor.
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