Best hair at the BET Awards


Janelle Monae (Instagram @janellemonae)

The overriding hair trends spotted on the red carpet at the recent BET (Black Entertainment Television) Awards held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles were high pony tails, updos and sleek tresses.


These annual awards cover the entertainment and sports industries in the African-American community in the USA.


A particularly unusual updo was seen on singer and actress Janelle Monae, who had a messy blonde bun piled onto the top of her head, with a darker extension weaved throughout.


The evening’s host, actress Taraji P Henson, sported a number of different styles on the night but for her red carpet look, she opted for a sleek, pulled back hairdo with a deep side parting.


Actress Brandee Evans’ shoulder-length afro had a structured bun at the centre of her head.


Halle Baily rocked two-tone, long locks, while her sister, Chloë Bailey, looked ultra-glam with a super-high ponytail that cascaded like a fountain down her back. The sisters are known for having starred in the popular TV series, ‘Grown-ish’, and as an R&B duo before becoming solo performers.


‘Black-ish’ actress, Marsai Martin, opted for mega-sleek hip-length hair, while singer Eva Marcille’s three-toned locks were twisted into a high top knot.


Rapper and body positivity icon, Lizzo, had her long, soft curls styled into finger waves around the head for a retro look.


Singer, actor and writer, Billy Porter, is known for slaying the red carpet with his distinctive style and the BET Awards was no exception. His bizarre, shoulder-heavy grey outfit was topped with a hairdo that involved knotted braids pulled back into a high ponytail.


Victoria Monét rocked long, chestnut brown S-waves that emanated from a high ponytail with black roots. The singer-songwriter-record producer had gelled edges on each side of the hairline. (Report by Joanna Sterkowicz)