Here’s The Details On Rapsody’s Head-Turning Hair From The 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards
Photo: Courtesy of LaTroya Brooks

The red carpet is where iconic beauty moments happen. On Saturday, we witnessed another one unfold when Rapsody arrived at the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards modeling an avant-garde updo with Swarovski crystal-studded hair rollers. The rapper’s eye-catching coif stood out in a sea of long hair and layers, and according to her hairstylist, Terrence Davidson, that was the goal.

“I’m into red carpet looks and just different things out of the norm,” Davidson told ESSENCE. “Everyone looks the same. Everyone is wearing colorful hair, but they’re not doing anything different to the style. That’s why I love this whole Rapsody thing,” said Davidson. “She wanted a creative hairstyle.”

Legendary stylist Misa Hylton tapped the award-winning hairstylist for the project and provided a retro photo for inspiration. “The creative direction for Rapsody’s hair was inspired by her mother Margaret Evans, and our fabulous African American culture,” said Hylton.

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 “The photo that Misa sent me was an old school photo, and I was like this is easy because I used to do this back in the day anyway,” Davidson recalled. “In Atlanta, we call those barrel curls with a swoop.” However, creating Rapsody’s head-turning look took a great level of skill.

Photo: Courtesy of Terrence Davidson

Davidson started by building a base for the hair, and then he strategically placed the rollers created by A-Moir, around the hair. It took three hours for Davidson to get the look right. And with help from his assistant, Tamora Boykin, not only was Davidson able to nail the look, but he also etched it into our memory forever.

I like an artist like her that lets you do your art.

Photo: Courtesy of LaTroya Brooks

“This was my first time working with Rapsody, and I like an artist like her that lets you do your art. I just had fun doing the whole thing,” said Davidson.

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