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22 Aug

You have been living under a rock if you missed out on all the VMAs goodness. With highlights including Cardi B taking out Best New Artist, JLo performing her greatest hits, Madonna was criticised for her tribute to the Queen Aretha Franklin and more, this award ceremony was not one to be missed. This is where all the celebs and fashionistas come out to play while us mere mortals sit and watch in awe of the latest and greatest of fashion and beauty trends. It seems to me that the slicked back wet look is trending and just simple long and straight elegance. Here are some of our favourite hair and beauty looks from the event.

1. Rita Ora

Rita Ora is just a divine goddess. I love the slicked back wet look that frames her oval face shape so nicely. I think why this look works is because her hair is so understated it draws attention to all the details of her outfit; the black embroidered applique, the graphic eyeliner represented in swirls at the corners of her eyes, her nail art and her jewellery.

Get the look: Get the ‘Wet Look’ with Eco Spray. Create stiff looks and wet-look styles with hair combed back, apply a generous amount of product to damp hair and leave to dry naturally.

2. Jennifer Lopez

JLo has always been my biggest love and I am beyond ecstatic to see her perform her best hits. What I absolutely love about her look is its stunning simplicity and donning Donatella Versace throughout the night. Her hair simply falls long and straight with more attention drawn to her gorgeous gowns

3. Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj wore a run way Off White 2018 high cut bodysuit incorporated into a high neckline choker. The top layer is a beautiful sheer skirt that shows off her lady lumps. It seems long hair extensions is the way to go, with her beautiful ebony hair tied into slick ponytails that drape down to her knees, channelling a native American princess.


Get the look: Dollywood Hair Extensions made of Remy human hair come in an assortment of colours to add length to your existing locks.



4. Madison Beer

This look is everything! Madison Beer is just showstopping and gorgeous, with just an elegant slick and straight hair look. Her suit is just fabulous, emanating 80s style with a modern and fresh take.

Get the look: 18 in 1 Smoothing Cream will offer you both thermal protection and elegant shine, restoring the health of your hair. 

5. Shania Shaik

Shania Shaik just has all the right features highlighted by the curly wet hair look. The curls give body, but the wet look prevents it from being bouncy, giving it a more sophisticated and chic appeal. This style has more volume at the front and swept to the side.

Get the look: Styling tools curly mousse will help you lock and define those curls. 

6. Cardi B


New mummy Cardi B was absolutely rocking it with her pixie cut, keeping it demure and sensual decked in velvet magenta dress with an off the shoulder deep scoop neckline. The dress hugs all the right places and the pixie cut makes her look classic feminine and playful.

Get the look: Simply blow to style dry with Parlux dryer.

7. Shay Mitchell

Shay Mitchell’s bold brow bronzed look is the winner of the night in my eyes. Her entire makeup look is very warm and heavily contoured, accentuating her strong jawline. She went for keeping the face simple to make the outfit loud. Her hair is also very understated, slicked back wet but not straightened.

Get the look: Slick back with Styling Tools Gel 



Samantha Bun

Samantha is our in-house content writer based in Sydney who covers all hair and beauty related topics. She has completed a Bachelor of Arts majoring in English Literature and a Master of Creative Writing at University of Sydney. In her spare time, she loves writing poetry in calligraphy for her Instagram @samanthabunpoetry

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