The stars headed out for the Brits awards last night. Hosted by Kylie, James Corden and Mathew Horne, the evening was a mix of glam and grungie celebs which made for some ecclectic looks.
Soul-diva Duffy scooped three awards, but who won in the hair stakes? Top stylist Michael Barnes gives his expert verdict on the best styles and tells us who could have done better.
Estelle – Best British female – nominee
Estelle’s hair suits her face shape and is just right for the brits – not too dressy and not too casual.
The swept over 80’s fringe is definitely on trend. I also think she has just the right amount of colour and a subtle enough shade to give her hair some texture without looking too obvious.
Fearne Cotton – Backstage Host
Fearne’s hair is a lovely colour and looks really shiny. I’d bring the crown a bit lower as it makes her head look a bit small.
The soft wave is very pretty and overall this look is “one size fits all” and could also be worn at a Hollywood event.
Duffy – Best British Album, Best Breakthrough Act, Best British female – winner of all 3
Duffy’s hair is quite similar to Fearne’s but it suits her more because she has a bigger face and it doesn’t get lost.
This soft and natural but slightly glam look is standard red carpet and can be worn to any type of event. The top looks like they’re tied at the back which is very on trend. Lovely soft colour too!
Florence and The Machine – Critics’ Choice – winner
Florence’s hair colour is amazing. It’s really vibrant and looks in fabulous condition.
The styling is more casual than Duffy and Fearne’s and wouldn’t look glam enough for the Oscars but is perfect for a music event.
Kylie – Host
Kylie looks great and always carries off this 1940’s glam covergirl look really well.
The colour is flattering and her hair seems to have completely recovered from the chemotherapy. Kylie’s hair looks well conditioned and the swept over fringe is very of the moment.
Katy Perry – Best International Female – winner
This colour looks a bit flat, as is often the case with black hair, but the cut suits her.
The fringe is perfect as it gives her a perfect oval face shape. The bob complements her fun hello kitty theme although I wouldn’t say it’s particularly on trend.
Lady Gaga – Performed with the Pet Shop Boys
I don’t really like this look at all. The two blonde colours clash – with each other and her lips.
The fringe suits her but she would have looked much classier if the style was more symmetrical.
Girls Aloud – Best British Single for ‘The Promise’ – winners
Cheryl, Kimberley and Nadine are wearing the standard soft curls that most girls with long hair have at the moment.
This is a safe option as it suits most people. Cheryl’s hair looks a bit too big though. Sarah’s blonde crop works best for me as she’s a bit edgy and looks quite sexy.
Nicole looks a little bit out of place as her look generally would suit someone older. Her colour is a little faded looking too.
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