The ultimate hairstyles from the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards

From fun updos to slick-back hairstyles, these A-list looks will leave you inspired to try a new 'do!  

The glitz and glam of the red carpet is always a fun-filled affair. Whether it’s a gala, an award ceremony or a fashion show, celebrities sport their best finery, and pull it all together with perfectly made-up faces and well-crafted hair looks. So as you can imagine, the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards held in Los Angeles was certainly full of amazing styles!

From Zendaya‘s voluminous strands to 13 Reasons Why star Katherine Langford’s relaxed look, we’ve rounded up the hottest hairstyles from the star-studded event, below. Now scroll down and take note!

2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards: Our favourite hairstyles


Katherine Langford - Long brown half up hairstyle - MTV Movie & TV Awards
Katherine Langford wear her naturally wavy long hair in a half-up,half-down style for the MTV Movie & TV Awards. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Katherine Langford’s half-up, half-down ‘do

The star of the hottest TV show right now, 13 Reasons Why, Katherine Langford turned up to the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards wearing her long, wavy brown hair in a casual half-up, half-down hairstyle. Leaving loose strands to fall around her face, Katherine makes this easy-to-create hairstyle look soft and romantic.

Zendaya - Wavy brown lob - MTV Movie TV Awards - Rex
Zendaya wears her brown hair in a wavy lob for the MTV Movie & TV Awards. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Zendaya’s wavy lob

What a difference a week makes! We recently reported the American actress and singer was sporting a fabulous big afro hairstyle at the 2017 Met Gala, but now the star is wearing her locks in a stunning wavy lob hairstyle.

This super glossy crop gives her dark chocolate brown hair a radiate shine, not to mention enhancing her bouncy curls and giving them a real vintage vibe.

Editor’s tip: Help give your hair some extra oomph by using the VO5 Dramatic Volume Creation HairsprayIts revolutionary technology boosts hair from root to tip, as well as giving all day hold.

Gal Gadot - Dark brown hair slicked back - MTV Movie & TV Awards
Gal Gadot wears her dark brown hair slicked back for the MTV Movie & TV Awards. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Gal Gadot’s slick back ‘do

The Wonder Woman actress looks absolutely sensational with her rich brown tresses slicked back. 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.

Tip: Want to copy Gal’s red carpet look? Then see how to create the look following our 6 easy steps for incredibly sleek hair, with a little help from vlogger N1kk1sSecr3t.

Jasmine Sanders - Blonde braided hairstyle - MTV Movie TV Awards - Rex
Jasmine Sanders braided hairstyles at the MTV Movie & TV Awards. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Jasmine Sanders’ braids

Jasmine Sanders wore her bronde tresses in fashionable braids to the 2017 MTV Music & TV Awards – and we love how this gym-friendly style has been given the red carpet seal of approval.

Tip: If you want to recreate Jasmine’s Dutch braids, then you’re in luck! We’ve broken down the style in 6 easy steps in this how-to master beautiful braids tutorial.

Jordana Brewster - Bubble ponytail - MTV Movie & TV Awards - Rex
Jordana Brewster wears her long locks in a bubble ponytail for the MTV Movie & TV Awards. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Jordana Brewster’s bubble ponytail

The star of the Fast & Furious movies wore her lengthy dark brown hair in a high, slicked-back ponytail for the awards show. But it wasn’t just any old ponytail, oh no, this is the hottest take on the style to date.

Yes, we are of course talking about bubble ponytails, which are fast becoming the updo to rock. Jordana is the latest star to wear her hair in the fun hairstyle and joins Lea Michele as a lover of this playful look.

Jourdan Dunn - Dark hair - Afro hairstyle - MTV Music & TV Awards
Jourdan Dunn shows off her afro hairstyle at the MTV Movie & TV Awards. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Jourdan Dunn’s afro

The bigger, the better! Jourdan Dunn looked like she has stepped out of a 1970s disco with this hairstyle, and she totally slayed.

Creating a deep side parting in her natural strands, the model pulled back her hair in a low ponytail where a huge afro revealed itself. Completing the look, Jourdan added large gold hoops to channel her inner Diana Ross.

Tracee Ellis Ross - Braided hairstyle - MTV Movie & TV Awards
Trace Ellis Ross wears her hair in a braided hairstyle for the MTV Movie & TV Awards. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Trace Ellis Ross’ braided hairstyle

Talking about Diana Ross, here is the music legend’s daughter, Trace Ellis Ross, looking every inch as fabulous as her mother.

The Black-ish actress wore her tresses in a high ponytail, which were then braided, taking the look from ordinary to extraordinary! But she didn’t stop there: Diana also worked her box braids into a woven headband, which were then wrapped around the base of the ponytail.

Alisha Boe - Curly hair in updo - MTV Movie & TV Awards - Rex
Alisha Boe wears her curly hair in a updo for the MTV Movie & TV Awards. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Alisha Boe’s curly updo

Fellow 13 Reasons Why star Alisha Boe wore her brown balayage hair loosely pinned for the ultimate low-key hairstyle, which allowed her natural curls to take centre stage.

Editor’s tip: Backstage favourite TRESemmé Make Waves Shape & Memorise Cream is ideal for creating runway-worthy waves, as it helps to shape the perfect curls.


If you love red carpet looks, and need an extra dose of celebrity inspiration, check out all the glamorous hairstyles from the 2017 Met Gala, right here. Trust us, you’ll be rushing to the salon in no time!

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