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Last updated: January 20, 2023

Lizzo’s Sleek Wet Look

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @theshebyswain

Last night we all celebrated the hottest music videos and artists of 2022; but in between all of the unforgettable performances, we were mesmerized by the red carpet styles. Especially the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards “Video for Good” Winner, Lizzo, who graced the red carpet in a sleek and sexy look by Shelby Swain (@theshelbyswain), created with Matrix and ghd. Keep reading to learn exactly how Shelby created this timeless, yet edgy look for Lizzo’s red carpet appearance. 


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Products Used



To start, Shelby used A Curl Can Dream Shampoo by Matrix to cleanse and create a clean foundation. Shelby then added to the curl definition achieved during shampooing with Matrix A Curl Can Dream Rich Mask. This combo helped Lizzo’s curls pop—from the shampoo’s gentle clarifying to the moisture and buoyancy created with the mask.


Shelby used the ghd helios professional hair dryer to blow out Lizzo’s curls while protecting her hair with Matrix Instacure Anti-Breakage Porosity Spray to create visibly smooth, static and frizz-free hair. 


After blow-drying, Shelby braided Lizzo’s locks into a secure braid with Matrix Instacure Tension Reliever on the scalp for extra moisture and protection for the sleek style. 


Shelby laid Lizzo’s wig with the help of Matrix Instacure Anti-Breakage Porosity Spray because it not only fills in porosity and conditions over-porous hair, but it also functions well as a detangler. 


To add volume to the look, Shelby applied Matrix Vavoom Extra Full Freezing Spray to the roots. Then, she blow-dried the area using the ghd ceramic vented radial brush in size 4 to achieve the desired volume. 


At the last minute, Lizzo and Shelby decided they wanted a wet look, so she grabbed Matrix’s Over Achiever 3-in-1 Cream + Paste + Wax and finished with the Matrix Vavoom Extra Full Freezing Spray.


She completed the look with Matrix Instacure Anti-Breakage Porosity Spray to add wetness, definition and structure, leaving Lizzo ready to make a sexy hairstyle statement!