A variety of braided hairstyles dominated the red carpet at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards, held recently in New Jersey, USA.
Case in point was MTV award-winner Dove Cameron, who had long braided pigtails behind each ear, softened by loose, lengthy stands framing her face.
However, the braid to end all braids was seen on ‘Catfish’ host, Kamie Crawford, who wowed with a slicked-back plait that literally reached the floor. Singer Lauren Spencer also sported a long plait, albeit only hip length and emanating from under a green baseball cap.
Another star going the braids route was rapper and ‘Grown-ish’ star, Chloë Bailey, whose plaited twists were pulled off her face to fall down her back.
Rapper Latto had one of the most elegant looks of the night – an angled side-parting that led into a stylish curly updo.
Red-headed singer/ songwriter Olivia O’Brien also sported an updo, although a messy one, with loose tendrils busting out all over.
Rocker Avril Lavigne’s trademark long, thick, straight blonde hair was strikingly marked with loud orange highlights running through it. Orange was also seen on Latin singer and activist, Cyn Santana, in the form of money piece highlights. This is a type of balayage where the front stripes of hair on both sides of the face are brighter than the rest of the hair.
Singer, songwriter and actress, Sabrina Carpenter, opted for gentle blonde waves and curtain bangs, restrained by a black satin headband.
Fellow singer/ songwriter Remi Wolf’s dark hair was a mass of below-the-shoulder tight waves, with interestingly placed copper highlights.
Wigs are such a big thing in the global hair sector at the moment and who better to sport really outrageous hairpieces than drag queens? Miss Peppermint proudly rocked a spectacular pastel pink confection with long twisted waves, while Monet X Change wore two giant Afro pom-poms on each side of her head.
And of course, no red carpet report back of a music event would be complete without commenting on rapper-of-the-moment, Lizzo, who chose to have her hair slicked back into a loose wet look style. (Report by Joanna Sterkowicz)