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Beauty trends at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards

Kori Ellis is an editor and writer based in San Antonio, TX, where she lives with her husband and four children. At SheKnows, she writes about parenting, fashion, beauty and other lifestyle topics. Additionally, Kori has been published i...

Hot hair and makeup at the Billboard Awards

At the Billboard Music Awards, we were more interested in what the celebrities were wearing -- their gowns, their hair and their makeup -- than the winners. Let's take a look at some of the hottest beauty trends that we spotted on Sunday night.

Katy Perry

Bold hair color

Katy Perry can pull off any hair color, from pastel blue to bright pink. And at the Billboard Music Awards, she showed how to rock the purple locks. We loved how she wore purple lipstick too as a nice complement to her lilac gown.

Taylor Swift'

Banging bangs

Taylor Swift's hair always looks amazing and Sunday night at the Billboard Music Awards was no exception. Swift wore her hair long and straight with the perfect fringe. Taylor also flaunted metallic lined eyes.

Carrie Underwood

Obvious roots

While last year's ombre hair trend was subtly blended from root to tip, this year we are seeing a lot more blondes rockin' the dark roots. Carrie Underwood does it beautifully.

Brandy at Billboard music awards

Retro eyeshadow

The bright blue eyeshadow from the '70s and '80s is trendy once again. Brandy wears it right and it's the ideal partner for her curly 'do.

More red carpet fashion

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Top 10 best dressed at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards
The 8 best dressed ladies at the 2012 Oscars

Photo credit: Judy Eddy/WENN.com
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