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Cardi B Updated a Classic ’90s Hairstyle With Thigh-Length Extensions — See Photos

Last year, as host of the American Music Awards, Cardi B led us through the night in various extravagant outfits with a dramatic neutral cut crease, lengthy nude nails, and a blunt mullet that cascaded past her bum. This year, the Bronx-bred rapper was back on the AMAs stage with hair just as long but styled into a spikey ’90s-style half-updo with a faux side bang.

On November 20, Cardi B performed “Tomorrow 2” alongside Memphis rapper Glorilla at the awards ceremony. The duo was decked out in similar outfits in contrasting colors — Cardi B’s ensemble was a baby blue hue, while Glorilla’s was a bright yellow – and both wore sleek jet-black hair that fell towards their knees. Glorilla’s hair was simply parted on the side with slicked baby hairs while Cardi B’s half-up look was an ode to the ’90s. 

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Hairstylist Tokyo Stylez, who has worked closely beside the rapper for years, slicked a front section of Cardi’s hair across her forehead to create a faux side bang. She twisted several sections of the inky black hair into a half ponytail with the ends sticking out above her head. Stylez slightly curled the tips of those pieces of hair GHD Curve Soft Curl Iron

If you look closely you can see the tightly wound pieces of hair wrapped around each other at the base of the updo. Her dark hair was so shiny that it gleamed brighter than the icy chain around her neck. Stylez straightened the hair using GHD’s Platinum+ Styler.