Here are all the best mane moments we’ll be copying from this year’s Beautycon Festival

The same hairstyles that turned heads on the Beautycon red carpet are bound to do the same for you, in real life!  

While most of us were catching up on sleep or Christmas shopping this weekend, the Beautycon Festival (AKA the annual convention celebrating all things beauty) took place in the heart of London. And let us tell you now: we spotted some gorgeous hairstyles on the Beautycon arrivals red carpet, which we think are perfect for party season and beyond!

Want to see? Join us in lusting over these top hairstyles, below, and who knows, you might just end up finding something worth trying…

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close up shot of alesha dixon with slick back hair, wearing black and denim on the beautycon london festival red carpet
Swept-back strands are a great day to night hairstyle, isn’t that right Alesha? Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Alesha Dixon’s swept-back bun

Just in case we needed any reminding of just how cool Alesha Dixon is, she went and rocked this trendy as hell slicked-back bun, like an utter pro.

With her tresses swept back and rocking casual attire, this style gives her a fresh-faced yet elegant vibe that we can’t wait to test out for our next night out.

close up shot of lauren pope with beachy waves on the beautycon festival red carpet, wearing a crop top and jumper jacket
Summer may be behind us, but that doesn’t mean your hair can’t look like it! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Lauren Pope’s beachy waves

Lauren Pope rocked up to the star-studded event with her stunning, signature beachy waves hairstyle — and needless to say she gave us major mane envy! Can we also take a moment to appreciate her dark blonde dye job, too?

So, if you’re tired of your dull winter locks, you can easily evoke endless summer vibes by copying her sizzling colour + wavy ‘do combo. Just don’t blame us if everyone wants to take your picture!

Editor’s tip: For Lauren’s tousled, wavy finish, we suggest spritzing your hair with the VO5 Texturising Sea Salt Spray. This will help to accentuate any natural waves or movement that you have, for a just-off-the-beach vibe.

close up shot of nakita johnson with faux locs hairstyle, wearing green jumpsuit on the beautycon london festival red carpet
There’s nothing faux about this gorgeous hairstyle! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Nakita Johnson’s faux locs

While we know it takes time to get this protective hairstyle done, we can’t help thinking of what we’d give to rock this romantic half-up, half down faux locs hairstyle, which we spotted Nakita Johnson slaying.

And as you can see, her dreamy dreadlocks looks utterly amazing when adorned with a subtle metallic hair accessory. Ooh la la!

close up shot of sam chapman with curly long bob, wearing black turtleneck and golden trousers on the beautycon festival red carpet
Now that’s how you style a long bob! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Sam Champan’s curly long bob

Why play it safe with sleek hair when you can rock party-ready curls? With a little bit of mousse, this gorgeous ‘do will be all you need to make your short hairstyle standout. Thanks for the inspo, S!

If you fancy rocking this style to your next outing, and want more guidance, you can follow our easy-peasy tutorial on how to curl short hair, here.

close up shot of maya jama at the beautycon festival in london, wearing green jumpsuit, with hair that's side swept
Side-swept waves won’t let you down! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Maya Jama’s messy side-swept waves

We don’t know about you, but we think that Maya Jama has been slaying every red carpet appearance. Just look at how she’s sassed up her locks and styled them into messy side-swept waves, and then you’ll understand what we’re on about!

Whether you wake up with messy waves or have to style them as such, this effortless hairstyle is the look that’ll get all your friends talking.

Editor’s tip: To make your hair star-worthy, give it a quick spritz of the TONI&GUY Finishing Shine Spray and just watch as your locks begin to gleam!


Beautycon Los Angeles Festival: 5 gorgeous hairstyles we loved

Want more hair inspo? Check out the best mane moments from the Los Angeles Beautycon Festival, below.

Amana Stelle wears her shoulder length brown hair in tight curls with cool red sunglasses at Beautycon Festival LA
Amanda Steele as we have never seen here before. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Amanda Stelle’s mass of curls

The video blogger, model and actress normally wears her long bob hairstyle with a loose wave finish, so when we saw this picture of Amanda with beautiful a mass of curls, we were in awe! This is the first time we have seen Amanda wear her hair so curly and we have to say we love it!

Gigi Gorgeous wears her shoulder length platinum blonde hair swept back with pearl hair accessories at Beautycon Festival
Gigi Gorgeous finished her look with pretty pearl hair accessories. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Gigi Gorgeous’ swept back tresses

If you haven’t heard of Gigi Gorgeous then you must have been living under a rock, because this model, actress and internet personality has become one of the most sought after stars lately.

With her striking platinum blonde tresses, Gigi recently ditched her lengthy extensions for the ‘It’ cut of the year: a lob. Completing her swept-back hairstyle with pretty pearl hair slides gives this look a vintage glamour finish.

Editor’s tip: If you are thinking of colouring your tresses a platinum blonde shade, we suggest switching your current wash and care system for one formulated especially for coloured tresses in mind.

We love the TIGI Bed Head Dumb Blonde Purple Toning Shampoo, as this specially-formulated shampoo is powered by violet toners to banish brassiness and brighten blonde hair – jackpot.

Kelly Rowland wears her long black box braids in half-up, half-down hairstyle at Beautycon Festival LA
Kelly Rowland slaying with her box braids. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Kelly Rowland’s box braids

There’s no denying that Kelly Rowland looked flawless as always when she attended the Beautycon Festival.

Giving the box braids resurgence an extra lease of life, Kelly wore her lengthy braids in a half-up top knot style, which complimented her natural-looking makeup perfectly!

Anasrasia Karanikolaou with long blonde hair in high ponytail shown from side view at Beautycon Festival LA
Anastasia Karanikolaou’s ponytail hairstyle packed a punch. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Anastasia Karanikolaou’s high ponytail

Anastasia Karanikolaou (AKA Stassie Baby) went for a high ponytail, which looked both fierce and totally different to her usual shoulder-length, tousled lob – we told you it was the cut of the year.

Working her blonde tresses into a high ponytail, Anastasia then added length with light blonde extensions to give her look a more dramatic and high fashion finish.

Devore Ledridge with long blonde hair and full bangs with half-up, half-down space buns hairstyle at Beautycon Festival LA
Actress DeVore Ledridge rocking a cute space buns hairstyle. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

DeVore Ledridge’s space buns

Actress DeVore Ledridge not only has the coolest name but at this rate, she will have the coolest style if this space buns hairstyle is anything to go by.

Her long blonde hair was given a light wave, helping to add depth to her lengthy half-up, half-down hairstyle. And let’s not forget how perfectly her curved bangs look, which tied the whole hairstyle together.


If you’re dying to look at more celeb-approved looks (who isn’t?), head on over to our Hair Trends page to see all the looks we’re loving!

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