Best And Worst Beauty Looks From The VMAs

Wendy Rodewald
Best And Worst Beauty Looks From The VMAs
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Stars at MTV's annual award show are all about red carpet risks, and last night's show was no exception. Take Rihanna, whose cropped cuts are among her greatest hair hits, if you ask us. We were thrilled to see she'd traded her long locks for this pretty new look. Find The Best Hairstyles For Your Face Shape

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We haven't seen Ke$ha look this good since well, ever. Kudos to her for showing everyone just how gorgeous she is underneath all that blue lipstick and face paint. How To Instantly Look More Polished

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When the pop star told Elle, "I can't be the candy queen forever," she wasn't kidding. We're loving her newly polished look, with nary a cupcake boob in sight. Stars Who Shined Brighter After Breaking Up

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We're not sure where the former Gossip Girl dug up this leopard headscarf (surely not in Blair Waldorf's wardrobe trailer), but we're not feeling it. At all. Daily Inspiration: DIY This Headband

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Props to Miley for being experimental, but Pink laid claim to this look long ago. At least they didn't wear the same dress? Miley Cyrus Did WHAT To Her Hair?

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We love both of these songbirds' naturally curly locks, but their sleek styles last night had major wow factor. Get Straight Hair Without The Damage

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We did a double take when we saw the actress sporting what looked like a bob (after all, the long ponytail she wore this week was trs gorg), but nope--her hair stylist Mara Roszak just pinned the ends under. How To Create A Faux Bob

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Emma is still growing out her former pixie cut, but being in the spotlight makes it impossible to hide hair in transition. Last night's wraparound braid was the perfect solution. Finally--A Sexy, Non-Cutesy Heidi Braid

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We get it, Nicki, over-the-top wigs are your thing. But with Ke$ha and Katy Perry abandoning their usual crazy costumes for grown-up glamour, the bonkers schtick felt played out. Nicki Minaj's New Fragrance Has Bangs, Smells "Like Angels Playing"

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