Mary J. Blige’s Super Bowl hair was courtesy of this cult hairspray

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 13: Mary J. Blige performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show at SoFi Stadium on February 13, 2022 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Live from the Pepsi Super Bowl halftime show at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles today, Mary J. Blige performed her beloved 2001 hit “Family Affair” alongside Eminem (who was told told not to take the knee but did it anyway), Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Lamar. At 51, the RnB icon still has it.

As the nine-time Grammy Award winner sang and danced without missing a beat, her sweeping blonde waves barely moved. According to hairstylist Tym Wallace, who described the look as “ghetto fabulous” in a new interview, he used 40-inch extensions from Upgrade Boutique.

Wallace used two different curling irons to achieve a “chunky wave” — a 1 ½-inch marcel iron, then a flat iron — followed by a wide-tooth comb to tease the hair. To keep it all in place, he sprayed Blige’s hair with texture before using a spray of cult TRESemmé Extra Hold hairspray. Speaking to the publication, Wallace noted not to use too much.

“I want the hair to keep all its movement, so I didn’t use too much product,” he said. Best of all products cost less than $10.

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Blige’s costume of choice for the annual show was a shimmering white two-piece ensemble complete with thigh-high boots, custom-made by designer Peter Dundas. The set was a collaboration between Blige, Dundas and the artist’s longtime stylist, Jason Rembert.

“I thought [the mirrors] worked really well with Mary because she tugs at your heart so much singing things that you sort of identify with,” Dundas said. WWD on the inspiration behind the outfit.

Mary J. Blige
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 13: Mary J. Blige performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show at SoFi Stadium on February 13, 2022 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Before the halftime show, Blige described it as an “opportunity of a lifetime”. Traditionally, entertainers aren’t paid for their looks, and the ‘Real Love’ star didn’t mind.

“Look, you’re gonna get paid for the rest of your life with this,” she said The Cruz Show. “People will knock on your doors. They don’t have to pay me, but if they did, it would be a lot of money.

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