Cardi B and hairstylist Tokyo Stylez are a hairstyling match made in heaven because they raise the bar with every new look the rapper wears. You can’t convince me otherwise. Don’t believe me? Then behold Cardi’s latest hairstyle, which features colourful hand-painted crosses.
Stylez got inspiration from wig maker Alfred Lewis and colourist Calla Kash for this innovative look, which Cardi B revealed to Instagram fans on 9th June. The Bronx-raised rapper is seen squatting in a white thong swimsuit with her hand-painted blonde hair cascading towards her lower back. You can only see one side of the wig in the first picture, showing off several crosses that have been outlined with a green, pink, teal, purple, or orange hue. Swipe to the second and fourth photos for a close-up shot of the hand-painted designs. The bold, colourful outlines of each cross were diffused outward, so they were boldest at their centre.
On her own page, Stylez posted a short clip of the painting process with the caption, “I must admit this was one of the most difficult challenges I’ve tried in a while but it was fun I def know how to execute this after my first go around but shout outs to @alfredlewislll and @calla__kash.”
The video starts with Stylez painting the black outline of one cross with a paintbrush before carefully adding a green colour on top of that outline. In the next clip, Stylez is painting a different cross with a yellow shade before we finally see the finished unit on Cardi B’s head as Stylez continues to style it.
Though Stylez noted the difficulty she had creating this look, I would have never believed it from just watching the video. She made it look so easy as if I could achieve the same style at home with little difficulty. But I know looks can be deceiving, so I’ll stick to admiring this masterpiece rather than attempting to recreate it.
This feature originally appeared on Allure.
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