Another awards show, another set of great hairstyles to recreate! Styling at the People’s Choice Awards tends to be relatively more casual than the Golden Globes and the Oscars, so it’s a great place to pick up inspiration for ‘real’ life. So even though the 2017 People’s Choice Awards didn’t break any barriers where hairstyling is concerned, there is a lot here to learn from if you want to kick up your own personal style.
Here’s my pick of the best hairstyles from the 2017 People’s Choice Awards.
1. Jamie Chung
Rocking one of 2017’s hottest hair color trends, Jamie Chung was a vision on the red carpet. The soft, buttery blonde highlights and pale moonlight-hued lowlights make Jamie’s darker base really come alive. The ‘natural glam hair color trend’ is going to be one of the biggest hair trends in 2017 and the mood is very sophisticated, very luxe. The key to getting the trend right is in picking colors that feel natural against your skin tone and using a painting technique like balayage so that there are no harsh lines or artificial-seeming color placements.
2. Lilly Singh
Another one of my predictions from the piece on 2017’s hottest hair trends showed up on the 2017 People’s Choice Awards Red Carpet yesterday: YouTube sensation Lilly Singh looked spectacular in ultra-long, super-straight hair parted down the middle. The look is very simple but very sophisticated. Hairstyles like these are sneakily bold because there just isn’t a lot going on for you to hide behind and that’s what makes them so major: they call for confidence, happiness and a genuine love for fashion.
3. Priyanka Chopra
The Quantico star continues to make waves- quite literally here, with her hairstyle. Yet another of 2017’s major hair trends: barely-there waves in a smooth base. Beachy waves and boho/ mermaid waves are out this year and they’ve been replaced with straight hair softened up with a hint of texture and some volume to give it more life. Parting your hair on one side and flipping it over is an easy way to create a lot of volume and body without doing any extra styling. Use a flat iron to create soft ‘folds’ and then comb them through for these minimalistic waves.
4. Ruby Rose
Even though long hair is going to be the major look for 2017, Ruby Rose’s edgy pixie cut continues to make a strong case for short hair. If the usual delicate pixie haircuts and gamine crops aren’t your thing, go for something with a little more volume up top and asymmetrical edges for greater styling opportunities. The contrast between the slicked-down hair on one side and the cheek-kissing bangs on the other makes for a great look. Also worth noting is the stellar hair color Ruby has going right now: the balance of deep mahogany and chocolate base with the honeyed tips is delicious.
5. Yara Shahidi
The Black-ish star is always so fabulously turned out that one forgets just how young she is! Yara’s red carpet appearances have been a joy to study because she’s got this innate sense of style where every bit of her look comes together perfectly and you can just tell that it’s as authentic as it gets.
Her hairstyle from the 2017 People’s Choice Awards is one of my favorites of the night because it’s such a fresh take on a classic: the topknot is everyone go-to anytime/anywhere-hairstyle but we almost always see it in sleek, straight hair and Yara’s beautiful, naturally kinky curly hair breathes new life into the look. Slick topknots tend to look more worked-on, and thus more formal which is why Yara’s look is perfect for when you’re feeling a friskier, flirtier and more energetic vibe. Also: the curly bangs parted to a side are a total stroke of genius. They add so much vibrancy to the look and work beautifully with the classic makeup.
So there you have it: a number of great looks that would work perfectly for a variety of occasions and moods. Try some and check back at the end of the month for the best hairstyles from the 2017 SAG Awards.