Ice Spice's Straightened Hair Reaches Well Past Her Waist

She's letting those famous curls down.

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As Ice Spice once said (in a freestyle, no less): "I could pull up in a bonnet. And still say them b-tches is not it." This is true. Now, let's say she pulls up with stick-straight hair that reaches well past her waist. It's positively over for everyone else.

While attending Spotify's 2024 Best New Artist Party on Thursday, February 1, the "Barbie World" rapper pulled off a wildly sleek look that transitioned from the red carpet to the event's stage. Instead of her usual curls, she attended with some of the longest hair she's ever worn (plus a black-and-white striped bodysuit). Every strand was the same signature orange shade as her typical style, complimented by a strong black cat eye, shimmering pink highlighter, and shiny, rosy lips.

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The 24-year-old's look can be attributed to celebrity hairstylist Kadijah Blade, who calls the it a "side part swoop." She styled her client's hair similarly for a recent music video, breaking down the look on Instagram.

"Getting my girl ready for her music video 'FART' was a blast! To achieve the perfect slick and luscious side part swoop look, I used [As I Am products]. To ensure the wig’s ginger color stayed intact while keeping the hair soft and shiny, I used the rice water shampoo and conditioner," wrote Blade. "First, I used the shampoo to effectively remove any dye from the wig, preventing color bleed through the hair. After rinsing thoroughly, I applied the rice water conditioner, leaving it on for approximately three minutes to allow the nourishing ingredients to penetrate the hair."

Ice Spice performing onstage in a plaid outfit

Ice Spice wore her signature orange afro to perform at Atlanta's Jingle Ball concert on December 14, 2023.

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The next step was likely a Dyson Airstrait and Airwrap blowout—the Grammy nominee is a huge fan of the brand.

It isn't the first time we've seen long hair on Ice Spice. Besides the video, she wore a similar wig last June for the the 2023 BET Awards. Still, there's novelty to the look—especially on the red carpet. That's the power of kicking off a career with a signature style: When you wear anything else, fans are immediately blown away.

Sophia Vilensky
Freelance Writer

Sophia Vilensky is a Freelance Beauty Writer at Marie Claire with a beauty, wellness, and entertainment journalism portfolio that includes contributions to Byrdie, Bravo, Teen Vogue, and Us Weekly. Growing up in a family of beauticians—and through her own personal studies—she developed an in-depth understanding of aesthetics, cosmetic product formulation, and beauty treatment development and has also held roles as a senior copywriter, content strategist, and proofreader for top beauty and wellness brands. Even so, you'd be hard pressed to find her with her hair and makeup actually done. Sophia is based in Minneapolis and is a 2019 graduate of the University of Minnesota, where she majored in English and minored in cinema studies. During her time at the university, she was the Arts & Entertainment Editor for the Minnesota Daily, earning the 2019 Editor of the Year award for her work. She connected deeply with the Twin Cities arts scene, collaborating with leading beauty professionals, designers, and artists. Graduating Summa Cum Laude, her thesis—a close-reading of Vanderpump Rules—was featured on NPR. When not immersed in writing or testing new products, Sophia enjoys watching reality TV, reading, and exploring the newest woo-woo wellness trends. Keep up with her on Instagram @sophiavilensky.