The MTV Video Music Awards never fails to deliver unforgettable hair moments and this year was no different. This year’s awards show looked a little different thanks to COVID-19.
While the 2020 VMAs was scheduled to air “live” from New York on Sunday night, the reality is that a majority of the performances, red carpet, and award presentations were actually pre-recorded days in advance, according to Page Six. Some of the artists shot their performances in New York, while others like Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, and Doja Cat pre-recorded their appearances from Los Angeles. For their part, MTV did their best to follow CDC health guidelines for the show’s production and even had everyone, including glam teams and dancers, get tested for COVID-19.
Despite all of the coronavirus concerns, music’s biggest stars still managed to show up and show out with some truly incredible hair looks.
Here are our favorite looks of the night!
Lady Gaga didn’t just own the night but also the red carpet with her moonman chic ensemble (and killer fishbowl face shield).
Using color from Joico and GHD hair tools, her long-time hairstylist Frederic Aspiras leaned into Gaga’s Chromatica aesthetic giving the singer futuristic icy-blue waves.
VMAs host Keke Palmer served up Black girl ‘90s realness with her intricate curled updo and face-framing straight tendrils styled by hairstylist Ann Jones. If this hairstyle looks super familiar, it’s because Cardi B and Meg the Stallion wore their hair in a similar style for their iconic “WAP” music video.
For her performance later that night, hairstylist Jared Henderson transformed Doja Cat into a “beautiful alien” with lime-green waves. To create this cool extraterrestrial hairstyle, Henderson used Joico hair dye to color the singer’s wig to her liking.
Miley Cyrus came in like a wrecking ball sporting a shaggy blonde mullet which she paired with bold red lips.
Kissing Booth star Joey King gave us a full Versace moment from her head to her toes.
The actress looked super chic with extra long locks styled by hairstylist Dimitri Giannetos. We love the addition of the shiny gold hair clips.
What was your favorite hair look of the night? Let us know in the comments!