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2016 MTV Video Music Awards: hair trends that dominated on the red carpet

/ 09.01.2016
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  •  2016 MTV Video Music Awards: hair trends that dominated on the red carpet
  •  2016 MTV Video Music Awards: hair trends that dominated on the red carpet
  •  2016 MTV Video Music Awards: hair trends that dominated on the red carpet
  •  2016 MTV Video Music Awards: hair trends that dominated on the red carpet

The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards took place on Sunday night in New York City. And while Beyonce, Kanye West, and Rihanna managed to steal the show with their multiple awards, speeches and killer performances, others stole the show with their memorable hair 'dos – and not because it was over-the-top or involved meat (we're looking at you, Lady Gaga.)

Rather than going the experimental, avant-garde route, plenty of stars kept their hair fairly simple. At times, their looks were so laid-back, it appeared there was a slight possibility they'd just stepped out of the shower.

Here, check out the four prevailing hair trends of the evening.

MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS 2016: HAIR TRENDS

WET HAIR

Wet-looking hair is a trend that we've seen transition from well, the shower, to the red carpet in recent years. It was first spotted on Doutzen Kroes at last year's Cannes Film Festival, and now, it has taken over the VMAs red carpet with celebs like Kim Kardashian, Zoe Larsson, and Ashley Graham sporting wet beachy looks.

Whether it's slicked back or tousled around the face, wet hair has never looked so good!

HIGH PONYTAILS

Whether they were sleek and straight, curled and tousled or even crimped, high ponytails reigned as one of the most prevailing hair trends of the night. While Rihanna and Jasmine Tookes pulled their dark locks back into flawless, no flyaway, sleek ponytails, supermodel Stella Maxwell opted for a more tousled up-do that allowed for volume and loose pieces.

Meanwhile, Ariana Grade took a completely different route, pulling her crimped strands up into her signature high ponytail for a textured '90s-inspired look.

VOLUMINOUS TOP KNOTS

This year, celebs like Taylor Hill and Alicia Keys pulled their hair up into voluminous top-knots that looked just as suitable for the gym as they were for the red carpet. While Taylor's top-knot was slightly more sleek to match her glam sequin gown, Alicia's was messy and over-the-top, going hand-in-hand with her fresh faced no-makeup look.

CENTRE PARTS

Deep side parts may have taken over the fall 2016/17 runways, but it seems that centre parts took over at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. With everyone from Naomi Campbell to Joan Smalls and Nicki Minaj rocking the look, we're convinced that the defined centre part is here to stay.

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