Is there such a thing as a bad hair day for Rihanna? We think not. The Fenty Beauty founder attended the 2018 Grammys clad in her namesake makeup with her hair styled in fluffy curls. In fact, we loved Rih’s hair so much that we tapped her longtime hair stylist, Yusef Williams, to give us all the details on how to achieve the pillow-soft waves at home.
Yusef told POPSUGAR that though the Grammys is the biggest night in music, his award show prep with Rihanna didn’t begin months in advance. “People would think that we started the process months and months ago, but it really came together over the past few weeks,” he revealed. “We’ve done just about everything together, so sometimes we just stare at each other for an hour like ‘what should we do next?'”
For Rihanna’s Grammys look, Yusuf shared that the two followed a “whimsical blueprint” inspired by Studio 54, Diana Ross, and Donna Summers. “To achieve the look at home, you might want to use some extensions for drama. I used the ghd gold styler ($199, available Feb. 1) to create soft curls.” If your hair is naturally thick or curly, Yusef suggests using a paddle brush to blow-dry your strands. “Your hair doesn’t have to be superstraight. In fact, we kept a lot of texture in Rihanna’s hair because we didn’t want it to be too smooth.”
Once her disco-diva curls were set, he brushed them out and finished with Matrix Frizz Control Spray ($20). Right before Rihanna hit the stage, he spritzed on Matrix Style Fixer ($18) to make sure her curls stayed sexy during her hot dance number.
The rest was Grammys history.
Read on to shop the products used on Rih’s award-winning hair.