Rapper Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, better known as DaBaby, made a splash during his debut appearance on Saturday Night Live. On Dec. 7, the 27-year-old North Carolina native took the stage to perform hits “Bop” and “Suge,” and it was quite the production.
In both sets, DaBaby playfully grooved alongside breakdancers, a woman who literally twerked while doing a handstand (because that is possible, apparently), and the Jabbawockeez, the legendary dance group who appear in the rapper’s official music video for “Bop.”
A lot was going on, to say the least, but wow was it fun to watch. Look ahead to see DaBaby bring his Charlotte swag to Studio 8H!
Taylor Swift Performs Her Biggest Hits From the Past Decade at the AMAs
Taylor Swift stole the spotlight when she performed at the American Music Awards on Sunday night. Before taking home the artist of the decade award, the 29-year-old singer enlisted the help of her fellow AMA-winning artists and friends Camila Cabello and Halsey for an iconic medley of her greatest hits. The extravagant performance included hits like “I Knew You Were Trouble,” “Blank Space,” and “Shake It Off,” as well as the title track from her Lover album.
The incredible performance comes after a few trying weeks for Swift. Earlier this month, the singer gave fans an update on her ongoing feud with Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun, claiming that they wouldn’t give her permission to perform her older hits due to legal issues. Though there have been multiple reports about what actually went down, it seems like Swift was able to come to some sort of agreement with her former label after all. Watch Swift knock her performance out of the park ahead.
I Used Hidden Hair Extensions to Add Volume to My Lob, and I’ll Never Go Back
I’ve always coveted a chic, voluminous lob like the ones you see on celebrities walking the red carpet. I have fine hair – and a lot of it – so I benefit from having zero layers to make it look fuller. But while I’ve always favored a bob or lob haircut, I also suffer from some pretty bad hair breakage around my hairline, which prevents me from reaching my all-one-length-haircut dreams.
Since moving to London a year ago, the combination of the city’s hard water, regular bleaching sessions at the salon, and a poor decision to get curtain bangs earlier this year (so many regrets) has caused the front section of my hair to become much shorter than the rest of the hair on my head.
So when I visited my salon a few months ago for my regular root touch-up and trim, I begged my colorist to tell me how she maintains a long, blunt haircut while still getting it bleached regularly. Her secret? A few strategically placed tape-in hair extensions around her face. This led me down a rabbit hole of information relating to hair extensions and eventually to Adam Cooke, a stylist at Samantha Cusick London in Notting Hill. This salon (and Cooke) understood that I wanted a subtle transformation rather than a huge bombshell makeover, and since they exclusively use invisible tape-in hair extensions (just like my colorist recommended), I didn’t have to make any tough decisions about which salon to visit.
Read on to find out everything you need to know about using hair extensions to add volume and how to care for them once you do. Plus, check out my before-and-after photos, which totally changed what I thought about hair extensions.