Hands down the style that totally slayed the red carpet at the recent BET Awards in Los Angeles was seen on R&B singer/songwriter Ravyn Lenae, whose cherry cola-coloured dreadlocks were arranged in a pretzel-styled half updo. This imaginative creation was a collaboration between @malcolm.marquez and @ambitiouscurl.
Hosted by the Black Entertainment Television network, the BET Awards is an annual event held to celebrate black entertainers and other minorities in music, film, sports and philanthropy.
Going for a more staid style was musician Muni Long, who looked beautiful with long tight curls parted in the centre.
Rapper Ice Spice certainly had one of the most interesting colours of the night – her long straight ginger locks skimmed her waist, with gelled edges at the temples.
Songwriter and singer Victoria Monét had her ombre blonde hair styled by @iamdavontae, with goddess braids by @brysonkarter to effect a mermaidcore look.
Singer and rapper Doechii chose to wear a super short pixie style, razor cut and brushed forward, a look that almost channelled Halle Berry circa the 1990s.
Styled by @jaystayready, Coco Jones rocked a very smart updo with two long wisps on either side of the face.
Going for all-out, old style Hollywood glam was actress and composer, JT, with long, cascading curls, festooned by a pretty chiffon bow serving as an Alice band.
Actress and model Akira Akbar was all about elegance – an impeccably groomed blunt cut lob with middle parting perfectly complimented her pretty gown.
Iconic South African actress Bonnie Mbuli graced the BET red carpet in a spectacular pink gown and brush cut natural hair.
The strangely named DJ, Uncle Waffles, rocked a sophisticated low chignon, with a deep curved side part and gelled edges around the ears for a new take on a traditional style. (Report by Natasha Chisese and Joanna Sterkowicz)