NME Awards 2018: From Ashley James to Neelam Gill, these are the best hairstyles from the night

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Last night saw the annual NME Awards take place in London, celebrating the very best in the music industry. And with stars like Naomi Campbell and Ashley James in attendance, there was definitely going to be no shortage of gig-worthy hairstyles at the event.

Haven’t had a chance to see them? Just keep scrolling to get acquainted with gorgeous styles that caught our attention (and make sure you give them a go, too).

The best hairstyles from the NME Awards 2018

close up shot of ashley james with rose gold pink
Pretty in pink! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Pink waves

Proving that the rose gold hair trend is still going strong, Made in Chelsea star Ashley James slayed the NME Awards red carpet with her loose, cool-girl waves. Anyone else getting mane envy?

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Editor’s tip: Love trying out the latest mane trends? If so, we suggest you give the VO5 Damage Protect Primer Spray a chance!

This must-have primer spray protects against frizz and also helps give your hair protection against heated styling tools. Now, doesn’t that sound amazing?

close up shot of neelam gill with sleek ponytail hairstyle, wearing white on the NME awards red carpet
There’s nothing wrong with rocking a sleek ponytail! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Sleek ponytail

Sometimes a slicked-back ponytail can appear a little harsh, especially when you already have a defined face shape. However, Neelam Gill paired hers with a classic middle parting, giving her glossy ‘do some extra feminine charm. And guess what? You can do the same, too!

close up of ella eyre with curly half up half down bun hairstyle
Get the best of both worlds with a half-up, half-down bun! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Half-up, half-down bun

There’s a reason why Ella Eyre revisits this chic half-up, half-down hairstyle again and again. Yep, this ‘do stylishly allows her to show off the length of her gorgeous curls, while also keeping them off her face. #Winning!

7 Insta-approved ways to rock the half-up, half-down bun trend.

close up shot of lilah parson with short wavy bob, wearing all black on the NME awards red carpet
You don’t need to go to the beach to get this chic look! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Wavy bob

The best way to rock a bob hairstyle in 2018? With beach waves, of course! If you want short hair that’s worthy of the red carpet, make like radio presenter Lilah Parsons and slay this simple yet stunning ‘do, like, right now.

These are the celeb bob hairstyles you need to know about!

Editor’s tip: A wavy bob calls for a hairspray. Our fave? The VO5 Wave Creation Hairspray!

This hairspray is ideal for creating and finishing your look, offering a re-workable strong hold that will keep your ‘do in place, and you looking on-trend, 24-7.

The best hairstyles from the NME Awards 2017

The fun doesn’t have to stop there! Just keep on scrolling down to see the looks that stole our hearts from the 2017 NME Awards.

Ashley Roberts with blonde ombre bob fashioned into a half-up top knot, wearing a flurry top
Bored of your short hair? Try this! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Bob and top knot

Ex-The Pussycat Dolls star Ashley Roberts rocked up to the NME Awards 2017 with her blonde ombre bob styled into an edgy half-up, half-down top knot.

As you probably already know, top knots were majorly trending in 2016, but Ashley’s proved that this quirky style is here to stay for 2017, too!

close up shot of Charli XCX with wavy updo bun at the NME Awards 2017
This wavy updo has your name written all over it! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Messy wavy updo

Charli XCX’s red carpet hairstyle featured textured, messy waves, and a disheveled-looking updo. Her undone hairstyle was paired with some black sunglasses, a belt choker and some very sparkly smokey eyeshadow. Ooh la la!

Editor’s tip: To recreate Charli’s textured waves, spray the VO5 Sea Salt Spray into damp hair. Once dried, style your updo, before using the VO5 Ultimate Hold Hairspray to help hold your hair in place.

close up shot of Clara Amfoy big brunette afro hair NME Awards 2017
Big hair, don’t care! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Voluminous afro

Radio presenter Clara Amfo’s voluminous afro never fails to wow us. At the NME Awards 2017 event, the star chose to showcase her natural ‘fro, by leaving it fluffed out and looking larger than ever.

Close up shot chloe Lloyd long wavy blonde hair shiny
Chloe Lloyd, we love your mane! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Golden waves

Model Chloe Lloyd no doubt has an envious head of long, blonde hair. For the music event, she opted to style her strands into soft, sultry waves, which came complete with a neat middle parting. If you ask us, she looked absolutely stunning!


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