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Hairstyling at the CMA Awards was flattering, but pretty standard

Katy Perry and Wynnona Judd @wynnonajudd

Female artists in the country music genre are not known for ‘out there’ or particularly trendy hairdos, unlike their counterparts in the rock, pop and hip hop genres.

A quick glance at the red carpet of the recent CMA (Country Music Association) Awards in Nashville, Tennessee, confirmed this. Most of the ladies opted for long and gentle s-waves, and the majority of hair was blonde.

Veteran country legend Wynnona Judd had arguably the most striking hairdo, simply by virtue of its vivid colour – a Jessica Rabbit shade of red. Going for shorter, more voluminous red waves in a slightly more believable shade was Caylee Hammack.

Kelsea Ballerini @kelseaballerini

Kelsea Ballerini chose to have her long blonde hair dead straight, with Ellie King also going this route.

Lainey Wilson @laineywilsonmusic

Lainey Wilson’s waist-length wavy tresses in various shades of blonde were worn under a Stetson, quite a signature part of her style.

Miranda Lambert @mirandalambert

Miranda’s Lambert’s long blonde hair came from a deep side-parting and was tucked behind the ear on that side. Nicole Hocking sported a similar look, as did Caitlyn Smith.

Runaway June @runawayjuneofficial

The three ladies from Runaway June each sported a different style, namely dead straight long blonde hair, mid-length blonde gentle waves, and shorter dark curls.

Lindsay Ell @lindsayell

Lindsay Ell was one of the few ladies to wear an updo, in this instance with a very long parted fringe to frame her face, and a top knot perched at the back of her head. Carly Pearce also opted for a long parted fringe, but with a low-ish bun, while Priscilla Block chose a half-updo, with two-tone hair, as in black and ash blonde.

Jessie James Decker @jessiejamesdecker

Jessie James Decker, who was in serious danger of ‘busting’ out of the top of her super-tight dress, went for a full-on beauty queen vibe with her highlighted brown hair. (Report by Joanna Sterkowicz)


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