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MTV Video Music Awards 2014: 10 Best Tressed

by rachael / last updated August 26, 2014

Last year might have been all about twerking and Miley’s raver buns, but the MTV Video Music Awards 2014 were a much more sedate affair – with plenty of great hair.

Perhaps slightly less adventurous than previous years – well, what could top those nubbins? – this year still saw plenty of fun looks. In keeping with the youthful mood of the event, there were less glossy blow-dries than most red-carpet affairs and more trend-inspired looks.

Braids continue to be summer’s top hair trend, with plenty of interpretations of the look demonstrated – but it wasn’t just about plaits, check out ten of our favourite looks from the red carpet below!

Ariana Grande 2014 VMA hairstyle

Ariana’s high ponytail is becoming something of a trademark, but we still love the 60s mood of the sleek style and the youthfulness of the height.

victoria justice braided updo

A high ponytail is tightly braided for a catwalk-inspired look on Victoria Justice; it’s all in those skinny, tight lengths that take the look from relaxed weekend look to tough and on-trend.

Solange channels Diana Ross and the days of disco with a mass of fuzzy curls

Solange channels Diana Ross and the days of disco with a mass of fuzzy curls in a striking shape.

kiesza braid at 2014VMAs

Kiesza works her chunky braid into a mohawk silhouette for an edgy red-carpet look with 360-degree appeal.

Kesha rainbow hair

We’re glad to see Kesha looking better – and even happier to see her doing so with rainbow hair. Check out those hands ensuring she looks perfect for her red-carpet pose!

Kelly Rowland braided hair

Kelly Rowland beats the heat with a braided headband style – simple, summery and stunning with those earrings and dress neckline.

Ireland Baldwin jumps on the trend for braids with a knotted, loose style

Ireland Baldwin jumps on the trend for braids too, working with a knotted, loose style that’s been pulled apart for a totally dishevelled style.

Gwen keeps it simple with smooth lengths and a cute little knot

Gwen Stefani proves you don’t have to be under 21 to rock it on the VMA red carpet. Here she keeps it simple with smooth lengths and a cute little knot tied at the front – we’re already copying this one!

Demi Lovato new haircut at MTV Video Music Awards 2014

Demi Lovato really rocks her undercut. We love the colour on the contrasting lengths of her longer side – this girl really knows how to have fun with her style.

Chanel Iman new haircut at MTV Video Music Awards 2014

Model Chanel Iman must be boiling in her high-necked leather number, but at least her new short hairstyle will be keeping her cool. She looks fab with this new bob!

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