On Sunday, June 27, Lizzo dazzled viewers on the 2022 BET Awards stage in a gold jumpsuit that made her look like a gilded disco ball. She also turned a few heads on the red carpet with her finger wave mullet — yes, you read that correctly. Now just a few days after the awards show she’s grabbing our attention again with a sky-scraping messy topknot.
The “About Damn Time” singer shared a couple of photos and videos of the textured topknot and her lime green Yitty outfit. In one picture, she is seen in the neon bodysuit with a silver Yitty chain and her hair slicked into a tall bun, which was styled by hairstylist Shelby Swain. Swain added texture to this top knot with curly pieces that stick out from all sides of the updo.
Shorter curly tendrils of hair that poke out around Lizzo’s ears add the right amount of mess to this updo. This bun may be intentionally messy, but Lizzo’s baby hairs are sleek as all get out. Swain slicked those loops into place with an edge control that we need the details on ASAP — Shelby, if you’re seeing this, can you DM us the secret, please?!
Of course, Lizzo’s smoked-out neutral eye makeup and pink blush, which was blended by makeup artist Alexx Mayo, looked just as flawless, but our eyes instantly traveled from her hair down to the shimmery C-curve French tips on her stiletto manicure. Each nail was filed to a sharp point and finished with a glittery, purple polish.
If there’s one thing Lizzo and her beauty team will always do, it’s impress us with their creative looks each and every time. There’s not a day that they miss even, with her more unusual styles like the sleek adult hairs she wore back in March. This curly top knot is no exception.
This feature originally appeared on Allure.