Our Favorite Hair Moments from the 2021 BET Awards


The best of Black Hollywood came together last night to celebrate Black Culture in all its glory at the 2021 BET Awards. This year’s show honored Black women with its theme “The Year of Black Woman ” and we must say that Black Girl Magic was certainly in abundance from the red carpet to the stage. With Taraji P. Henson as the host, Queen Latifah taking home the well-deserved Lifetime Achievement Award, and unforgettable performances from the likes of City Girls, Andra Day, and Cardi B (who announced her second pregnancy btw!), this year’s ceremony did not disappoint.

But, our favorite leading ladies didn’t just bring it on the entertainment front, their hair looks were just as unforgettable! From H.E.R. ‘s luscious mermaid waves to Sevyn Streeter’s ‘90s hair moment with that insane embellished headpiece, we were left with so much amazing hair inspo.

Ahead, see our favorite hair moments from the 2021 BET Awards.

Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige looked stunning as ever at the award show rocking a sky-high bouffant styled by her hairstylist Hos Hounkpatin.

Sevyn Streeter

Sevyn Streeter served up major ‘90s vibes with her face-framing layers that came courtesy of her hairstylist DaVonte Blanton. Her blinged-out headpiece perfectly coordinates her crystal-embellished ensemble.


While we were all crazy in love with Zendaya’s vintage Versace dress that paid homage to our Queen Beyonce, we couldn’t help but also admire her sleek, middle-parted ponytail styled by Kim Kimble.


H.E.R. looked amazing per usual sporting a deep side-part and glamorous mermaid waves styled by hairstylist Nina Monique.

Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson gave us inches upon inches with her thigh-grazing sleek strands that came courtesy of hairstylist Tym Wallace.

Ari Lennox

Ari Lennox’s beautiful natural curls were on display thanks to hairstylist Molly Dinero. We’re living for her laid ponytail!

Andra Day

Andra Day shined bright like the star she is with the help of her crystal-embellished swirled baby hairs that came courtesy of her hairstylist Tony Medina. They looked so amazing against her twists which were installed by Shella Nee Marie.


Latto gave us all a modernized take on Old Hollywood glamour with her lavender waves styled by Lace Assassin.

Megan Thee Stallion

Megan Thee Stallion looked effortlessly glam with her middle-parted sleek strands styled by her hairstylist Kellon Deryck.

Lil Kim

We are beyond obsessed with Lil Kim’s platinum blonde locks and those gorgeous curled ends!

Chloe Bailey

Chloe Bailey looked elegant as ever with her locs styled in a pretty updo by Dr. Kari Williams.

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson’s curly bob had us all wanting to give short hair a try. The stunning look came courtesy of hairstylist Kiyah Wright.


Ciara debuted a tousled platinum blonde lob on the red carpet last night and trust us when we say that she has never looked better. Hairstylist Cesar DeLeon Ramirez was the hair mastermind behind this cool new ‘do.


This knot bun that hairstylist JStayReady created for Saweetie last night was absolute perfection.

Marsai Martin

Marsai Martin looked flawless as ever with her snatched side swoop ponytail styled by hairstylist Alexander Armand.

Queen Latifah

For her big night, Lifetime Achievement Winner Queen Latifah went for major volume rocking a textured ponytail with a bouffant.

Which hairstyle was your favorite from the 2021 BET Awards? Let us know in the comments below!

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Camille Nzengung

Camille Nzengung is a Features Editor at The Tease, where she covers all things hair. You can find her writing about the best hair products, the coolest hair trends, and all the exciting new hair launches.


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