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Top 5 hairstyles from the 2011 MTV VMAs

Andrea Kasprzak is a former magazine editor and full time freelance writer. Her work has appeared in Teen Vogue, Men's Journal, Allure, and SELF among others.

The night's hottest hair

From super straight strands to tousled updos, hair trends at this year's MTV Video Music Awards ran the gamut. We scouted and searched for the night's top tresses to select five favorites. Below you'll find the evening's steal-worthy looks plus all the tips you need to successfully translate them from red carpet to real life.

beyonce

Beyonce epitomized simple sophistication with her chic side ponytail. By pairing laidback locks with a bold gown and emerald accessories, she came off as elegantly cool and super modern. Plus, you totally don't need an A-List stylist to score this look. Collect hair at the nape of the neck, twisting to the side and securing with an elastic, like safe-for-your-strands ties by Scunci and bobby pins.

 


 

Kim Kardashian

Super straight shiny hair will never go out of style, and when you have luscious locks like Kim's, wearing it down and glossy is a no fail look. Want to maximize your hair's megawatt shine? Start by using a great hair mask on a weekly basis to restore moisture back into your mane, like L'Occitane's Aroma Repairing Shine Mask and spraying on an effective shine spray each day. Try Moroccanoil Gold Glimmer Shine.

Kim Kardashian VMA Hairstyle

 


 

Katie Holmes

We're used to seeing austere bobs and classic cuts on Katie Holmes, so naturally we were thrilled to see her sporting a seriously pretty style. Slightly '70s and seriously fun, this bouncy look would look amazing with everything from basic tees to formal frocks. To score her strands, revisit the hot rollers, like these jumbo ceramic rollers from Conair. Spray hair with a heat safe product to protect. Once curl has set, flip hair over and separate curls with fingers to give them body and bounce.

Katie Holmes VMA Hairstyle

 


 

Miley Cyrus

Miley's unfussy updo allowed her pretty makeup and playful printed dress to take center stage. Try this look with second day hair -- it'll have more texture. Gather hair loosely at the nape of the neck, twisting into a messy bun. Keep the unfinished look by pulling out a few pieces in the front.

Miley Cyrus VMA Hairstyle

 


Britney Spears

Brit hasn't always had it right in the hair department, but we were happy to see the pop star flaunting a healthy shade of blonde last night. It can be hard to keep heavily highlighted hair looking soft and touchable. To get silky strands like Britney's, scoop up a mega-moisturizing product like TIGI's Dumb Blonde.

Britney Spears VMA Hairstyle

 


 

 

Images courtesy of FayesVision/Wenn.com


TELL US: Which celebrity hairstyle do you like best?

 


 

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