Meet the 3 women nominated for The BRIT Critics’ Choice Award – and their fab hairstyles ofc!

We get to know the 2018 BRIT Critics' Choice Award nominees and their gorge hairstyles!  

The BRIT Critics’ Choice Award 2018 nominees are in and the all-female lineup has never looked better. With past winners including Adele and Jessie J, these rising stars have big boots to fill. But it’s not just their musical talent that has caught our attention, it’s their fabulous array of hairstyles, too.

So, without further ado, keep scrolling to see the BRIT Critics’ Choice Award nominees for 2018 and discover why they need to be on your hair radar.

The all-female line-up of BRIT Critics’ Choice Award nominees


Get to know: Jorja Smith

The 20-year-old English singer has already been picked up by huge names in the music industry, in the UK and across the Atlantic.

With not one but two features on Drake‘s More Life album (and supporting him on his UK tour), plus a collaboration with Kali Uchis already under her belt, we wouldn’t be surprised if Jorja Smith was already a name on your lips.

side view of Jorja Smith with dark box braids in high ponytail
Jorja Smith is a lover of protective hairstyles. Credit:


If you’re a lover of protective hairstyles, then we suggest making Jorja Smith your latest girl crush. Jorja is often spotted with her hair in box braids, wearing them hanging loose or styling them in a host of updos, from buns to ponytails. Credit: @jorjasmith

jorja smith looking in mirror with platinum blonde buzzcut applying lipstick
Jorja Smith with a buzzcut, who knew? Credit:

Blonde buzzcut

2017 has been the year of buzzcuts, with the likes of Cara Delevingne and Kristen Stewart opting for the close-cut style (not to mention model of the moment Adowa Aboah embodying the look). But did you know that Jorja Smith was sporting the style in early 2017? No, us neither!

Wearing her buzzcut in the hottest hue of the year – platinum blonde – Jorja Smith looks incredible, with the style enhancing her stunning features. Credit: @jorjasmith

Jorja Smith with platinum blonde long straight hair under light pink bandana
It’s Jorja, b***h. Credit: Credit:

’90s vibes

If ’90s styles are your go-to look, take note of Jorja, who channelled serious Briney Spears vibes in this pic. Styling her platinum blonde long tresses with a baby pink bandana, Jorja looked picture perfect in this snap. #instagoals Credit: @jorjasmith

Editor’s tip: If you’re thinking of colouring your tresses a platinum hue like Jorja, we suggest using the TIGI Bed Head Dumb Blonde Purple Toning Shampoo to maintain your colour vibrancy.


Get to know: Stefflon Don

Stefflon Don has been making huge waves on the music scene this year with her hit song Hurtin’ Me featuring French Montana. Yet it’s not just her catchy tunes that we love about the British rapper and singer, it’s her Nicki Minaj-esque tresses, too!

front view of stefflon don with platinum blonde wavy long hair
When Nicki Minaj meets Cardi B. Credit:

Platinum waves

If you follow Stefflon Don’s social media, you will know she is a lover of bold hairstyles – but it’s her platinum blonde hue that she always returns to over and over again.

Styling her waist-length tresses with mermaid waves, Stefflon’s hair is striking to say the least! Credit: @stefflondon

front view of stefflon don with pastel purple wavy long hair
Stefflon Don jumped on the pastel hair trend. Credit:

Colour chameleon

From turquoise tresses to citrus tangerine, there is no shade Stefflon Don hasn’t tried; but our fave is this gorgeous smokey lilac hue. And what better way to show off your new hue than by styling your tresses with a mixture of tight and loose curls (before posting a selfie pic on Instagram, of course). Credit: @stefflondon


Get to know: Mabel McVey

First things first, Mabel McVey has music running through her blood, as her mother is none other than ’90s R&B singer Neneh Cherry – it was a shocker to us, too! Taking influence from ’90s sounds and style, Mabel is certainly one to watch for 2018.

back view of mabel with long dark straight hair
Kardashian who? Mabel’s tresses are the thing of dreams. Credit:

Rapunzel tresses

Showing off her long mane, Mabel’s Rapunzel-length hair is simply gorgeous. Often letting her long dark brown tresses take centre stage, Mabel styles it straight and with a centre parting for her own spin on the Kardashian-loved hairstyle. Credit: @mabelmcvey

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Editor’s tip: Before using heated tools on your tresses, be sure to prep your strands with the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Shine Spray, as not only will it protect your strands but your hair will have a salon-smooth finish, too!

front view of mabel with dark hair in smooth high top knot bun
Mabel is a lover of topknot styles. Credit:

Topknot goals

When Mabel is not showing off her long tresses, she often wears her hair in our fave everyday look: a topknot bun. Keeping her tresses smooth and frizz-free, Mabel’s street style look is certainly one to copy this party season. Credit: @mabelmcvey

side view of Mabel with dark hair in cornrow braids
Because who doesn’t love cornrows? Credit:


While Mabel may not play around with her hair hue (yet), she is never one to shy away from a fearless style. We especially love this braided cornrow look on the singer, giving her a seriously cool-girl edge! Credit: @mabelmcvey


And there they are, ladies and gentlemen, the 3 fabulous female nominees for the BRIT Critics’ Choice Awards! If you love to stay up to date on all the latest hair gossip, sign up for our newsletter below. In the meantime why not check out our Hair Trends page for all the newest hair news and celerity loved styles.

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