The Best Hair at the American Music Awards: A Ranked Guide

As far as beauty goes, Sunday night’s American Music Awards was all about the hair. From a surprise probably-faux bob to an oddly disproportionate amount of creative buns and messy waves, stars like Gigi HadidCiara, Kendall Jenner, and Chloë Grace Moretz had us ready to switch things up. Who had the best hair of the night? Here’s our ranked guide.

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12. Chloë Grace Moretz

We know the actress’s red-carpet look was inspired by the ’90s—note the slip dress and skinny choker—and Chloë didn’t stop with her tousled hair and creative row of contoured hair clips.

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11. Demi Lovato

Demi’s really making an effort to do her own thing these days, so—in a sea of beach waves and top knots—it’s hard not to admire the singer for her severe, old Hollywood-esque pin-curled bob.

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10. Zendaya

We’re obsessed with Zendaya’s stick-straight style, and her sleek middle part created by stylist Ray Dodson using the CHI G2 Ceramic and Titanium Hair Styling Iron.

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9. Gwen Stefani

We’re totally feeling Gwen’s retro, Priscilla Presley coif.

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8. Jennifer Lopez

Host J.Lo had a handful of hairstyles throughout the night, but we’re particularly feeling the sexy, piece-y bedhead thing she had going on.

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7. Kylie Jenner

Celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin gave Kylie a super-modern messy low ponytail using RUSK products and a BaByliss PRO hot tool.

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6. Ariana Grande

Ariana’s braided topknot was perfection, and we especially dig the fact that it’s purposely messy (and that she’s starting to retire her signature girly half-up style).

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5. Julianne Hough

The Dancing with the Stars judge gave us serious elegance with a sleek low knot and zig-zag part.

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4. Kendall Jenner

We’re used to seeing Kendall’s raven hair long and loose, so a wispy topknot and choppy bangs were a cool change.

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3. Ellie Goulding

We’re loving Ellie’s super-modern, slicked back chop.

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2. Ciara

Ciara always looks like the coolest girl on the carpet, and she offset the glitz of her ultra-embellished dress with an effortless low pony-bun hybrid—black rubber band included.

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1. Gigi Hadid

When the supermodel—known for her long blonde beach waves—rolled up to the carpet with a sleek bob, Twitter went wild, but Hadid told E! host Giuliana Rancic we’d have to “check back tomorrow” to see if she still had short hair. Still, it looks awesome, real or not.

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