Grammy’s: Get the Look with Kellon Deryck
Kellon Deryck shares how he styled Megan Thee Stallion for the 2021 Grammy’s
Kellon Deryck has been styling Megan Thee Stallion for awards shows for years. When prepping his kit for the shows, Kellon always leans heavily on performance-driven hair care tools like the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer, Wide Tooth Comb and Dyson Corrale straightener to achieve a variety of looks. We sat down with Kellon to learn more about how his approach to styling MTS for the 2021 Grammys and how he’s supported Meg in her hair health journey.
We’ve heard Megan talk about how important hair health is to her and how she’s on a hair health journey right now. Could you please share more about how you support with that journey as her hair stylist, knowing the paces she has to put her hair through for award show season?
Megan and I are very deliberate about maintaining the integrity of her hair. When doing hair it’s very easy to damage with high heat products; that’s why my go to when doing hair is the Dyson Supersonic Professional edition dryer. The Dyson Supersonic™ Professional edition offers professionals the ability to style hair with no extreme heat damage. Dyson has also recently re-engineered the filter to last longer between cleanings. With intelligent heat control, we can ensure the best look without the worry of damaging her natural hair.
How do you like to use the Dyson Supersonic Wide Tooth Comb attachment to style Megan’s hair before wig installation?
Megan’s hair is naturally curly, so I love to use the Dyson Supersonic Wide Tooth Comb to help shape and style out her hair. Engineered for curly and coily hair, the Wide-tooth Comb has robust teeth to help lengthen hair as it dries or create amazing volume and shape. Whether it is prior to an installation or for her to wear her natural hair, it’s a great tool to help shape and lengthen textured hair as it’s drying.
What products or techniques do you avoid when trying to protect the integrity of MTS’ hair?
When doing Megan’s hair we like to make sure it stays healthy and moisturized (using the products of her choice), so we avoid using too much high heat and chemicals by using the Dyson Supersonic Professional edition dryer. We use hair units for many of her performances to allow for creativity while giving her natural hair a chance to continue thriving.
A year ago at the BET Awards, you used the Dyson Corrale straightener to style MTS’ hair in the middle of the desert! Aside from the cord-free versatility that Corrale offers, what are some other features you appreciate about the straightener for styling in fast-paced, challenging environments?
Let me tell you, not being tethered to a wall while on set is a life saver, but even if there was a cord, I would still be using the Dyson Corrale Straightener. It is the only straightener with flexing plates that shape around your hair, gathering it neatly together on each mechanical pass for more control. It allows me to achieve the same style with less heat and half the damage compared to conventional solid plates. Instead of going through multiple passes on the same section of hair, just go through once in a slow and steady pace.
What are some of your favorite looks that you’ve done for MTS?
I love all the looks that we do together because they are so uniquely different. She plays in lots of colors and different eras of hair. The monochromatic looks that we have achieved are some of my favorites.
LOOK #1: The Marilyn Bob
Step 1: First, I began with blow drying the hair with the Dyson Supersonic Professional edition dryer.
Step 2: Next, applied the Creme of Nature Argan Oil Heat Protector Blow Out Cream on the tresses
Step 3: Then I tightly curled the hair with Dyson Corrale Straightener and set the curls with pins.
Step 4: Remove the pins and shape the hair with the Dyson Supersonic Wide Tooth Comb and hairspray.
Step 5: Finally, air dry with the Dyson Supersonic Professional edition dryer and air wave into place followed by Creme of Nature Argan Oil Anti-Humidity Gloss Shine Mist
Look #2: Orange Dress // Meg’s Red Carpet look
Step 1: First, I started out with applying the Creme of Nature Argan Oil Heat Protector Blow Out Cream throughout the entire hair for full protection, before blowing out hair with Dyson Supersonic Professional edition dryer
Step 2: Then proceeded to curl set the hair with the Dyson Corrale Straightener
Step 3: French twisted the back of her hair and held in place with pins
Step 4: Used the Dyson Corrale Straightener on the two front and back strands to make curly ringlets creating a flirty frame around her face
Step 5: Finished with Creme of Nature Perfect Edges to complete the slayed look