Hip-hop music has been the
pulse point of culture since its 1973 inception. Since then, the genre’s influence has carried over from the Bronx playgrounds to Fashion Week runways, big and small screens, and basically everywhere else you can think of… including our vanities.
Of course, rappers like
Lil’ Kim, Eve, and Nicki Minaj are huge sources of beauty inspiration — the hairstyles and makeup looks that they rock, even in the most casual ways, often end up sticking around forever. But we could also learn a thing or two from musicians like Drake and Future, who are always groomed to perfection from head to toe. We’re talking face masks and whitening toothpastes, people.
While it’s refreshing to see how our faves take care of themselves (because you cannot unsee Quavo in a mud mask), we also love that a world once dominated by displays of hyper-masculinity is opening up with freedom of expression that goes beyond their songwriting. That’s music to our ears.
Quavo of the Migos shared his
not so secret indulgence in a Snapchat story: multi-masking. We’re still tracking down the product names, but if we had to guess, the green mask on his forehead looks like a deadringer for Glamglow GravityMud. Photo: Via @Quavohuncho.
Lil Uzi Vert, who frequently dyes his dreadlocks, knows how important it is to
moisturize natural hair. He may have been goofing off while under the dryer (and lip synching to Anthony Hamilton, which is all of us, tbh), but the man takes wash day VERY seriously. Photo: Via @VERT94.
tried to diss Drake’s dental hygeine, but Champagne Papi had the last laugh. “I have a pink diamond in my tooth… I brush with activated charcoal before any club night where I will see baddies know dattttttttttt,” he commented on a post. Sigh. He sure knows how to make us smile. Photo: George Pimentel/WireImage.
Last year, hairstylist Shekinah Anderson (who’s worked with Future since they were both 16)
told us that she washes his locs with Pureology’s Hydrate Shampoo and follows up with the brand’s Hydrate Conditioner. After detangling with her own Shekinah Jo Moisture Infusion Leave-In Conditioner, she’ll twist his dreads with a combination of Sulfur8’s Loc Twist & Braid Gel and Ampro Pro Styl Protein Styling Gel. “Lately, he’s been on his Hollywood stuff,” she said. “He wants me to hold the blowdryer over his head. Girl, it’s been driving me crazy!” Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images.
“This cut cost me 500 dollars cash,” Gucci Mane Instagrammed of his cold-as-ice shapeup. Which is chump change, really, considering that he had a
$ 1.7-million wedding last fall. Photo: @laflare1017.
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