Our favourite celeb looks to inspire your party season hairstyles.
With this year’s MTV VMA’s officially over, we thought we’d pull together some of the best hairstyles that caught our eye from the event — and also invite you to take a look at all the other red carpet hairstyles we’re loving.
From elegant updos to fun and flirty styles, these glam red carpet looks will inspire you to do something special with your hair for your next occasion. So, what are you waiting for?
The best red carpet hairstyles from 2018
Cardi B’s momager pixie
It’s no secret that Cardi B has been rubbing shoulders with the Jenner/Kardashian clan. And, it seems like she’s been inspired by Kris Jenner‘s signature momager pixie, as she surprised us all with a similar look for the VMA red carpet. Guess what? We don’t just like it, we love it!
Camila Cabello’s half-up, half-down updo
Not only will this look allow you to channel Brigitte Bardot vibes, but it will also team perfectly with red lipstick. Ooh la la!
Editor’s tip: Want your mane to look as plump as Camila’s? Try using the TRESemmé Collagen+ Fullness Thickening Balm! Smooth a small amount of it into your damp mane before blow drying, to achieve visibly thicker and fuller strands that are ready to be styled.
Jennifer Lopez’ golden moment
Jennifer Lopez is going blonder by the minute! For the VMA’s red carpet, the star dazzled us with her ash and golden blonde hair colour, complete with soft dark roots. This lovely shade illuminates her face, and will certainly do the same for you.
Olivia O’Brien’s purple ombre hair
As if we needed another reason to convince us to try purple hair! Olivia O’Brien’s dreamy shade, with playful loose curls, is the epitome of #hairgoals.
Don’t miss reading: 8 inspiring purple ombre looks from Instagram
Ariana Grande’s straight hair
Have you been having a non-stop Sweetener listening party? Us too! We loved how glossy Ariana Grande’s long hair looked at the event, and can’t wait to see what other looks she’ll experiment with now that her ponytail days are over (or are they?).
Rita Ora’s mermaid strands
In true Rita form, she kept the look effortlessly undone, grungy and feminine all at the same time.
Nicki Minaj’s long pigtails
The only thing we love more than Nicki Minaj‘s long extensions are her playful pigtails. We saw Madonna slaying them on the Met Gala red carpet, so it’s seriously true: your favourite playground look is here to stay.
The best red carpet hairstyles from 2017
Rihanna’s sultry loose waves
Rihanna is never one to shy away from an avant-garde hairstyle on the red carpet, so choosing just one from this year was not easy. But after much deliberation, we narrowed it down to this sultry loose waves hairstyle she wore while attending the Clara Lionel Foundation event.
The dark hue looks stunning on the singer and draws attention to her beautiful green eye colour — plus we love how the loose waves give the overall look a more relaxed finish.
Adele’s bouffant chignon
Adele managed to scoop up not 1, but 5 awards at the Grammy Awards this year, and we think this hairstyle is a winner also!
The singer/songwriter had a whopping 3 hair changes throughout the course of the evening, but our favourite was this elegant twisted chignon. With a few face-framing strands left loose near the front, Adele gave this ‘do an extra sophisticated finish.
Emma Roberts fiery curls
Our eyes, our eyes! We can’t handle how beautiful Emma Roberts‘ fiery copper colour looked while attending the Vanity Fair Oscar’s party. From blonde hues to deep smokey colours, Emma Roberts has tried a multitude of shades but this intense copper colour stole the show for us.
Finishing the look with loose curls cascading down her back, Emma’s hair ticks all the right boxes for a flawless red carpet hairstyle.
Zendaya’s curly shag
Zendaya‘s groovy ’70s-inspired curls are giving us serious hair envy. Ensuring all eyes were on the her at the Teen Choice Awards, Zendaya sported this dark curly shag hairstyle, complete with a curly eye-skimming fringe.
Plus, by popping in a few golden brown highlights through her black hair, she managed to adds further definition to her curls — nice job, Zendaya!
Hailey Baldwin’s hairnet
By pairing her bun hairstyle with an embellished, jewelled hairnet, Hailey’s look goes from sofa-slob to Meta Gala princess in seconds. Where do we sign up?
Gal Gadot’s slick back ‘do
The Wonder Woman actress looked absolutely sensational with her rich brown tresses slicked back at the MTV Movie & TV Awards. Gal has kept some height around the middle section for a quiff-like finish, while smoothing the sides back against her head for a sleek and chic ‘do.
Janelle Monae’s floral space buns
Cara Delevingne’s silver buzz cut
British model-turned-actress Cara Delevingne channelled major robot vibes with this daring, silver spray painted look, which also featured a few Swarovski crystals for good measure!
Having already proved to us that buzz cut hair is anything but boring, Cara took her mane game up a notch and totally stole the show with this bold, glittering look at the Met Gala.
Holly Willoughby’s boho braided updo
This Morning presenter Holly Willoughby always looks fab, but we’re sure you’ll agree she looked a real vision with her floor-length floral gown and romantic French braided updo at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards.
Editor’s tip: If you’re as besotted with Holly’s look as we are, and want to try recreating her ‘do yourself, don’t forget to prep your hair before styling.
We suggest using a texturising spray, such as the VO5 Dry Texturising Spray, to give your hair extra grip and make it easier for you to create your braids.
Sienna Miller’s pretty ponytail
Looking for sweet and simple party hair ideas? Well, Sienna Miller‘s pretty and formal ponytail is perfect for those with medium-length hair, and looked utterly effortless as she rocked it at the Live By Night premiere. Sometimes simplicity really is the key!
Elle Fanning’s lovely long bob
Can’t decide if you want short or long hair? Don’t worry, the long bob is the perfect answer to that hair quandary and Elle Fanning is the perfect poster girl for it!
The long bob (AKA the lob) has fast become the ‘It’ cut to be spotted in this year, with the likes of Kim Kardashian, Bella Hadid and Chrissy Teigen all going for the chop.
Milla Jovovich’s tousled waves
Nothing says red carpet-ready like waves, right? So, we weren’t surprised when Milla Jovovich stepped out with this wonderful wavy updo for the Resident Evil: The Final Chapter premiere.
Just don’t forget to apply a heat protectant before grabbing your heated styling tools. Trust us, your tresses will thank you for it!
Coco Konig’s barely-there waves
We just love, love, love the subtleness of Coco Konig’s waves! These barely-there waves are the epitome of understated glamour, ideal for those who want to look like they’ve made little to no effort at all.
Felicity Jones’ beautiful bangs
Felicity Jones practically took our breath away when she teamed her lovely lilac gown with a chic and simple updo at the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story premiere.
But the hair pièce de résistance to this style was the brow-skimming Bardot fringe with soft, feminine wisps of hair perfectly frames her face.