When Cardi B decides she needs snakes in her hair on the final minute, it’s as much as hairstylist Tokyo Stylez to make it occur.
The artist needed to make a wig on the spot for the “I Like It” rapper’s Medusa Halloween costume final month, scrambling to get the supplies at Goal and Residence Depot after already arriving on set.
“If I informed you this, you most likely wouldn’t imagine me,” Tokyo, whose actual title is Mia Love, informed Web page Six Model of the whirlwind creation.
Cardi’s stylist, Kollin Carter, had a headpiece made for the shoot, with the plan of including within the snakes afterward utilizing CGI. However every little thing modified when Cardi arrived.
“I get to set and I’m like, ‘Oh, I received a simple day at the moment, all I’ve to do is put a cranium cap on,’” Tokyo recalled.
However it wasn’t that straightforward. “We get there and [Cardi’s] like, ‘I don’t need CGI, I don’t need a headpiece, I need my hair to be made into snakes.’ Thoughts you, I didn’t deliver nothing,” she continued. “I’m like, ‘Cardi, we’ve got to begin capturing in two hours,’ and she or he’s like, ‘I don’t care, the get together doesn’t begin till I’m prepared.’”
So the stylist went to Goal to buy pretend snakes and to Residence Depot for wire and scorching glue weapons in an effort to craft the customized Medusa look, delaying the photoshoot six or eight hours, with the workforce ending round 6 a.m. the subsequent day.
Clearly, working with the rapper is an journey. “Cardi retains me on my toes with the hair and style,” the Nebraska native mentioned.
And in her new Snap Authentic present, “Queen of Stylez,” the hairstylist is giving followers a glimpse at what it’s like working along with her celebrity shopper listing, which additionally contains Kylie Jenner, Naomi Campbell, Paris Hilton and Karrueche Tran.
The eight-episode docuseries tackles not solely Tokyo’s artistic course of, but additionally spills the tea of her life, together with untold private tales about her current transition and her journey from Omaha to Atlanta to DC to Los Angeles as she chased her dream of turning into a star hairstylist.
Get an unique sneak peek on the first episode of “Queen of Stylez,” that includes Cardi B, beneath:
Tokyo names Jenner as considered one of her most discerning purchasers. “She is aware of what she likes and what works for her and what doesn’t work for her,” she mentioned of the 23-year-old make-up mogul. “There’s been instances after I’ve introduced issues to her and she or he’s like, ‘No, this simply doesn’t look good on me.’ She is aware of her face. She’s a magnificence guru.”
Nevertheless, Tokyo says her most detail-oriented former shopper could have been Naomi Campbell. “She’s very specific about her middle-part, bone-straight, modern look. She’d be like, ‘My half is crooked!,’” the hairstylist mentioned. “It needs to be good, that’s her look.”
However on the subject of “excessive” hair creations, Tokyo added, “Cardi’s the one who can actually rock it. Generally you may put one thing on any person and it wears them; it’s not that along with her. She wears it, and wears it very nicely.”
Living proof? The pink heart-shaped pigtails Cardi debuted in August — a mission that took “4 or 5 hours,” Tokyo recalled, and that was filmed for “Queen of Stylez” — and the chain-link ponytail the rapper wears in her “WAP” music video.
“The chains in ‘WAP’ will perpetually go down in historical past,” she joked. “Individuals are nonetheless tagging me on Instagram daily with their recreations.”
“Queen of Stylez” premieres on Snapchat on Saturday, November 21, with new episodes launching each day. Count on to see loads of well-known faces, together with Cardi, Hilton and Tran together with Mulatto, Flo Milli, De’Arra, Kash Doll and Nikita Dragun.