In a pre-pandemic world, we would have all tuned in to the Grammy Awards in January. But, if this last year has taught us anything, it's that nothing goes as planned during a global pandemic. Earlier this year, music's biggest night was postponed due to concerns over the spread of Covid-19. After taking a moment to reconfigure the ceremony to adhere to strict safety protocols, the show will finally proceed tonight in Los Angeles.
Though things will look a bit different this year (i.e., hosting the ceremony outdoors, a limited live audience, and social distancing amongst attendees), we're still hyped for the evening's festivities. Namely, the red carpet beauty looks to come out of the night. In years past, we've seen our favorite artists debut grand, over-the-top makeup and hair moments at the Grammy Awards. And this year is no exception. Case in point: H.E.R's waist-length wavy tresses, Megan Thee Stallion's perfectly styled updo, and Doja Cat's rockstar-esque mullet.
Ahead, scroll through all of the most breathtaking beauty looks to grace the 63rd Grammy Awards. And, of course, we'll be updating this list throughout the night.
Megan Thee Stallion
Megan Thee Stallion's red carpet hair presents a fresh take on a '90s prom updo. For the awards show, the rapper teamed up with her go-to hairstylist Kellon Deryck who worked alongside Dyson to style her tresses. "When doing Megan’s hair, we like to make sure it stays healthy and moisturized (using the products of her choice), so we avoid using too much high heat and chemicals by using the Dyson Supersonic Professional Edition Dryer ($449)," he says. "We use hair units for many of her performances to allow for creativity while giving her natural hair a chance to continue thriving."
Doja Cat is never one to shy away from experimenting with her hair and makeup. Tonight, she hit the red carpet wearing a shaggy jet black mullet styled by Jared Henderson. Keeping in line with the look's grungy, rockstar aesthetic, the "Say So" singer opted for an intense smokey eye. To create the bold eye look, makeup artist Ernesto Casillas applied Shiseido's Kajal InkArtist ($25) in 09 Nippon Noir all over the eyelid as a base. Then, Casillas further smoked out Doja Cat's eyes with a black eyeshadow and circled towards her temples.
H.E.R's red carpet beauty look felt like an ode to decades past. The singer's ultra-long wavy tresses instantly transported us to the '70s, while her brown lipstick was reminiscent of the '90s. However, it was her beautiful iridescent purple eyeshadow that anchored the entire look.
Award-winning violinist Mapy's bold red lip instantly caught our eye. But, the tiny jewels decorating her baby hairs and eyes are what truly make this makeup moment stand out. Her braided blonde ponytail is another element that adds to the coolness of this look.
Chlöe and Halle Bailey are nominated for two Grammy Awards tonight. Chlöe commemorated the occasion with goddess-like glam. Her locs were pulled back and then cascaded into textured extensions. For makeup, the singer and actress wore a shimmery smokey eye coupled with a pink-brown lip. She turned to her usual team to help her get ready for the night, working with Tinisha Meeks on hair and Christiana Cassell on makeup.
It was all about the eyes for Halle Bailey's glam. The singer and actress pulled her locs back, allowing us to focus on the uniqueness of her negative space eyeliner look.
This year, Lizzo opted for a cute and classic look. Celebrity hairstylist Shelby Swain used Matrix and ghd Hair products to style Lizzo's bone straight strands. Swain pressed the singer's hair using the ghd Max Styler ($219). And to tame flyaways, she completed the style with Matrix's Total Results Miss Mess Dry Finishing Spray ($18). Celebrity makeup artist Alexx Mayo is responsible for Lizzo's shimmery brown look, using all Charlotte Tilbury products including Hyaluronic Happikiss ($34) in Passion Kiss. Mayo enhanced the ultra-glamorous eye look with a pair of fluttery Kiss lashes.
With such a statement outfit, it makes sense that Noah Cyrus kept things pared back with her makeup. When it came to her hair, the singer swept her black tresses into a top knot, leaving out two pieces to frame her face.
Dua Lipa turned heads on the red carpet. Her iridescent purple eyeshadow played off of the pastel tones of her bejeweled dress. And the singer's bone straight black tresses rounded out the look perfectly.
In true HAIM fashion, the trio opted for minimal makeup. Edwin Sandoval is the creative behind the group's glam. Sandoval used the Dermaflash Luxe Anti-Aging, Exfoliation & Peach Fuzz Removal Device ($199) to help smooth and enhance their skin's texture before applying makeup. To achieve HAIM's no-makeup makeup look, Sandoval then reached for Pat McGrath products. He used Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection Primer ($28) as a base. He followed up with the Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection Foundation ($68) and Skin Fetish: Sublime Concealer ($32). In addition to the makeup, we were equally fascinated with the blunt cut pieces that framed the sisters' straight tresses.
Jhené Aiko graced the red carpet with her signature ethereal glow and waist-length knotless braids (complete with perfectly swooped edges, of course).
Taylor Swift's makeup feels like spring. Her soft look is rooted in warm tones, including an orange eyeshadow look and salmon pink lipstick. Her brown locks were tucked into a beautiful braided bun.
We love spotting beautiful protective styles on red carpets. Singer-songwriter Tiara Thomas looked radiant at the Grammys, wearing Fulani braids and natural makeup.
Country music singer Mickey Guyon rocked a fresh-faced look with a pop of color at tonight's ceremony. Makeup artist D'Andre Michael used all YSL Beauty products to create her glam. On her face, Michael used the Touche Elcat Blur Primer ($52), Touche Elcat High Cover Radiant Under-Eye Concealer ($38), Touche Eclat Le Teint Radiant Liquid Foundation ($54), and Touche Eclat 3D All Over Glow Powder ($48). Hairstylist Samuel Rodriguez styled her bouncy brown locks using tools from Dyson and Hot Tools.
When Miranda Lambert hit the red carpet, we were immediately drawn to the pools of glitter around her eyes. The shimmery pigment added a fun, punchy element to the overall makeup look.
For her performance look, Cardi B worked with dynamic hairstylist Tokyo Stylez. Tokyo used Joico products to color and style the rapper's short pink wig. Once the wig was applied, Tokyo used a dime-size amount of the Joico Blonde Life Brilliant Glow Brightening Oil ($24) and ran it through the hair to add a little shine and moisture. Then, she sprayed the hair with Joico JoiMist Firm Finishing Spray ($12) and combed the wig into style. Tokyo finished the look with Joico Humidity Blocker Plus Protective Finishing Spray ($18). Erika La Pearl worked on Cardi's makeup, using all Pat McGrath Labs products. The MUA created her glossy nude lip with Liquilust: Legendary Wear Matte Lipstick ($30) in Divine Nude and Lust: Gloss ($28) in Flesh Astral.
Tonight, Beyoncé made history. The multi-hyphenate entertainer is now the female artist with the most Grammy wins, bringing home her 28th award. Her signature golden locks were styled in brushed-out waves. And though her makeup look was subtle and drew upon neutral brown tones, she looked absolutely radiant on stage.