We all watch the Golden Globes and the SAG Awards for hair and makeup ideas that we can copy to create a whole new look, but the Grammys are strictly a walk on the wild side. As a rule, musicians pull no punches in the looks department, embracing wild hair accessories and neon makeup hues. The 2016 ceremony was definitely no exception.
If we had to pick one hairstyle that dominated the red carpet, it would be the mighty bob. Taylor Swift made jaws drop everywhere when she showed off her brand-new hairdo, complete with a strong fringe. So did Kim Kardashian, who looked amazing in a new tousled bob a smoky bronze eye makeup.
Other members of the bob brigade were Katy Perry, who showed off a lavender version complete with matching eyeshadow, Nicole Kidman, whose honey-blonde cut highlighted her amazing cheekbones, and Jessie J, whose sleek black bob and burgundy lip colour added major drama to the procession.
Some celebs went for elegant and understated. Beyoncé styled her hair in loose, tousled waves and kept her lip and eye makeup shimmery but subtle. Miley Cyrus also went the super-simple route, slicking back her platinum strands and drawing attention to her lovely blue eyes. Even Gwen Stefani, who sported a fabulous platinum pompadour, cast aside her signature red lips in favour of a delicate nude shade.
The music world being what it is, some ladies went full-blown rocker. Nicki Minaj was tough but ladylike with her side-swept and slicked-back locks Ariana Grande sported a huge and sexy ponytail, complemented by her signature cat eye. Kelly Osbourne’s bright lavender hair colour was gently supported by soft pink lipstick. Lady Gaga, the queen of shock, had a voluminous silver-blonde hairdo, complete with shimmering silver eyeshadow.
At the other end of the spectrum were stars who went all-out classic. Iggy Azalea’s braided crown made her look like a Grecian muse, while Ana Tijoux’s untamed fishtail braid was a perfect counterpart to her delicate face. Chrissy Teigen sported long, beach-ready waves that evoked California sunshine.
It was a night where style-wise, there was something for everyone to check out and try. No matter what your preference, there was a hairdo to match.
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