As music's biggest night, the Grammys red carpet is always a little bit different than other award shows, even award shows of the same prestige level. The artists honored at the Grammy Awards are just that—artists—and the endless creativity that fuels their works (like the nominated songs, albums, and performances) shows up in their red carpet looks, too. The best Grammys beauty moments are always an effortless extension of the artist's own aesthetic. Be it Doja Cat's spiky Y2K-inspired half-updo, BTS and their matching heartthrob coifs, or Olivia Rodrigo's pink-on-pink makeup, the attending musicians never fail to express themselves—and the vibe of their latest album—through their red carpet beauty picks.
To catalog the coolest looks from what's sure to be an unforgettable Grammy Awards, we're rounding up the very best in nails, hair, makeup, and more. With so many industry A-listers packed in to present and perform (Lady Gaga! Lil Nas X!), expect to see not only the best beauty moments of the season but possibly of all year. Keep scrolling for the very best in beauty at the 2022 Grammy Awards.
After a lengthy affair with blonde, Billie Eilish is back to black, complete with lash-grazing bangs and the coolest glam-goth spiked updo.
Doja Cat's new millennium half-updo, styled by Jared “JStayReady” Henderson using a slew of Joico products and GHD tools, would look just as at home at the 2002 Grammys as it does at the 2022 ceremony. Intricate on top with woven bits, platinum spikes, and trendy flipped-out pieces, it's an ideal combination for the red carpet.
Ernesto Casillas, the artist behind her equally stunning makeup, cited "Marie Antoinette opulence" as inspiration. The artist used the new Pat McGrath x Bridgerton II collection and a set of fluttery KISS Lashes to bring the look to life.
Impossibly elegant in a classic smoky eye and arched brows, Dreezy's delicately-swirled baby hairs add even more sophistication to her cascading Old Hollywood curls.
Industry analysts predict a big night for Olivia Rodrigo, and her red carpet look of pink-tinted eye makeup with just the right amount of choker-complementing shimmer—courtesy of Glossier products applied by pro-MUA Lilly Keys—proves she's feeling it too.
Saweetie's soft glam makeup is impeccable, but it's her icy silver close-cropped pixie that takes her hot-pink look to the next level. Celebrity hairstylist Kendall Dorsey gave Saweetie’s hair a bit of a metallic makeover using götb Metallics Permanent Hair Color ($11) in silver and the Glued Freeze Blasting Spray, ($8).
The very definition of a main character moment, Halsey's red carpet look is a noir film dream with her deep oxblood hair peeking out from her hat and the flawless two-toned deep re lip liner-lipstick combo. Her hair, styled by celebrity hairstylist Marty Harper, used Tresemmé's Two Freeze Hold Hair Spray ($6) and the Harry JoshCeramic Flat Styling Iron ($200).
Megan Thee Stallion
More like Megan Thee Ultimate Eye Makeup Inspiration. Putting a dramatic twist on the much-loved graphic eyeliner trend, Megan's curled-up smoky wings and extended inner corner liner is sure to be everywhere by next weekend. Created by Lauren Child, the look used Megan's very own Revlon x Megan Thee Stallion Big Bad Palette ($15) in the shades Heat Wave and Bring The Heat.
Looking cooler than anyone one human should, Lenny Kravitz's signature locs are pulled half up, allowing the rest to spill down and graze his shimmery, celestial-silver party top.
What better place to debut for Dua Lipa to debut new extra-long blonde hair than the Grammys red carpet? Hip-length and ultra-straight, it's the perfect complement to her velvety red lip color.
Looking like a modern disco queen in her reflective silver gown and matching caplet, Chloe Bailey's hip-length crimped hair and baby hairs arranged in baroque curls are nothing short of immaculate.
Lil Nas X
Part of the reason Lil Nas X always ends up on best beauty and fashion lists is that the superstar always seems to be having so much fun with his look (not to mention the fact that said looks are so consistently great). Here, his frosty inner corner eyeliner both complements the blue in his jacket and adds a fun pop of color to the rest of his makeup.
A floral dream in her bloom-covered gown, SZA's delicate lilac eyeshadow and shimmering lipgloss (courtesy of makeup artist Deanna Paley) are the cottagecore aesthetic in its most glamorous, modern form.
Paley used a host of Byredo makeup products to create the "enchanted floral goddess" moment, including the brand's beloved Tinted Lip Balm in Rosa ($44).
Looking especially ladylike this evening, Lady Gaga adds vintage flair to her always-stunning hair with an intricate updo full of curls (courtesy of hairstylist Frederic Aspiras and some excellent ghd tools)—not to mention her classic winged liner and thick, sultry lashes.
Looking so radiant in her candy pink dress and matching eye makeup, Tinashe's romantic curly updo is accented by coordinating pink jewels just above her cheek-skimming tendrils.
The only thing better than Rachel Zegler's flipped-out lob? The warm wash of coral-red lipstick and blush that illuminated her entire look.
Celebrity hairstylist David von Cannon created Zegler's hair look using Bumble and bumble products, including the Full Form Soft Mousse ($32), Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil ($23), Thickening Dryspun Texture Spray ($47), Hairdresser’s Dry Oil Finishing Spray ($34), and Spray de Mode ($28).
Now that's what you call a power ponytail. Hoisted high for maximum swing with a hair tie-concealing wraparound and some face-cupping bangs, it's the gold standard for award show ponies.
H.E.R.'s gloriously full and voluminous waves—the award-winning singer's signature look, styled here by Nina Monique for L'Oréal Paris—are always great on their own. For the Grammys, however, she took the look to new heights with her minimalist yellow-toned eyeshadow and glossy lips by makeup artist Marissa Vossen, who also used L'Oréal Paris makeup.