These Are the 2020 Billboard Music Award Beauty Moments You Need to See

Lil Nas X, Doja Cat and more.

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The 2020 award shows have been really interesting, to say the least. From completely virtual shows to social-distanced red carpets, one thing's for sure—the show will go on. And so will the beauty moments!

The Emmys, VMAs, and more have had no shortage of hair and makeup from our favorites to have us obsessing over from home. This year's Billboard Awards (Oct. 14) is no exception. Mile-long locks, fiercely painted faces, and more hit the COVID-friendly red carpet. Ahead, see the best beauty moment from one of the biggest nights in music.

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Cher

Cher

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The legend known as Cher graced the BBMAs in her signature jet-black hair. She styled it for the big night in waves with a middle-part.

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Bad Bunny

Bad Bunny

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The rapper's hairstyle might be the most unique of the night. He sported baubles on his braids poking out of a wave cap.

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Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie

 Beau Nelson

Nicole Richie's makeup artist Beau Nelson treated Byrdie to this exclusive look at her BBMAs glam using products from Alleven. This violet smokey eye he created is dreamy, no? You'll want to scoop up Karla Cosmetics’ Multi Chrome Eyeshadow ($23) in Snooze which Nelson used to recreate this eye.

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Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish

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We're still trying to figure out how the singer, who racked up at BMMAs, carried all her awards with those very long nails that matched her monochromatic olive look.

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Lil Nas X

Lil Nas X

 Lil Nas X

The 21-year-old won the award for Top Hot 100 Song at the BBMAs and debuted an extra special wig for the momentous occasion. He's no stranger to wigs, weaves, and other fun hair enhancements. Recently, Byrdie spoke to his hairstylist Britney Thomas about "trying new things" with his hair.

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Sia

Sia

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We wouldn't expect anything less from the songstress who likes to keep things incognito. Just because she isn't serving face, doesn't mean she can't serve hair. This yellow and pink wig plays off of her sugary sweet style.

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Swae Lee

Swae Lee

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Rapper Swae Lee's Bantu knots stole the show during his performance at the BBMAs. We can't get over the precision of those parts.

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Brandy

The singer's nude makeup look lets her golden, flowy braids steal the spotlight.

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Doja Cat

Doja Cat's pumpkin-hued hair and "Cinnamon Toast Crunch Eyes" makes us want a pumpkin spice latte and bowl of the breakfast favorite stat. Makeup artist Adam Burrell is responsible for the simply edible look. Get the full breakdown here.

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Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys ditched heavy makeup (and almost all makeup completely), so it's really on her hair to make a statement. She did that at the BMMAs with these seriously blunt bangs crafted by hairstylist Larry Sims.

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Julia Michaels

The singer's perfectly-winged eyeliner got an upgrade with a stroke of white liner. Who else is doubling up on liner after seeing her pull off this look?

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Kelly Clarkson

Kelly's bright blonde hair and fuchsia pout were a breath of air on the red carpet. The BBMAs host pulled off the vibrant look even for fall.

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Lizzo

Makeup artist Alex Mayo revealed that Lizzo is wearing a full face of Becca Cosmetics here, but it's the brand's Sunlit Bronzer in Maui Nights ($38) that adds "warmth and dimension to the skin" he shared on Instagram. Her high ponytail slayed by hairstylist Shelby Swain, and "vote" nails done by Eri Ishizu were also standouts on the BMMAs carpet.

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Taraji P. Henson

The actress's red hot bob is courtesy of her longtime hairstylist Tym Wallace. This look is a work of art.

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