The Best Hairstyles At The American Music Awards Paid Homage To The Disco Era

Recapping the night’s best looks.

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The American Music Awards are a fun-filled reminder of what makes red carpets so exciting. Celebs like Taylor Swift, Kelly Rowland, and Tinashe all turned up in their trendiest beauty looks, ready to celebrate the U.S. music scene — and the power of bangs. Ahead, the 2022 AMA's best beauty moments.

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What’s a red carpet without a living legend to walk it? Kelly Rowland’s sleek, smooth bob, just reaching her jawline, is both party-ready and so timeless — especially when paired with her soft smoky eye makeup and glossy red lips. Taylor Hill/FilmMagic/Getty Images
Fans still don’t know what’s more surprising: that Taylor Swift appeared at the AMAs at all, or that she styled her long, “mushroom blonde” hair into dance floor-perfect ‘70s-inspired curls. Swift’s gilded jumpsuit really drives home the reference, too. Sarah Morris/FilmMagic/Getty Images
Pink, who performed a medley of hits at the 2022 AMAs, stepped onto the red carpet with exciting takes on her beauty signatures. Pink’s close-cropped combover has been a trademark for years, and now it’s a sleek silver color that plays off the metallic tones in her sultry eye makeup.LISA O'CONNOR/AFP/Getty Images
Tinashe continued her reign as one of the Coolest Girls Of All Time at the AMAs, at which she wore several Bantu Knots, a glossy nude lip, and the best-arched eyebrows ever. Peeking over her Marc Jacobs sunglasses, they’re so perfectly proportioned. Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic/Getty Images
Country star Carrie Underwood’s fluffy curls are always so structured and shiny, but the emphasis on her side-swept bangs gives the look a subtle ‘70s feel. Underwood’s makeup, though, is thoroughly modern with fluttery falsies, smoked-out eyeshadow, and glossy, rose-toned lips.Taylor Hill/FilmMagic/Getty Images
Becky G managed to incorporate every TikTok beauty trend, but still made it look so classic and sophisticated. Her bang-accented updo, styled by Rikki Gajda using Hidden Crown Hair Extensions, is full and voluminous while her “siren eye” makeup comes courtesy of celebrity artist Gilbert Estrada.Taylor Hill/FilmMagic/Getty Images
Sabrina Carpenter’s lipstick was a strong, sultry contrast to her silvery ensemble at the 2022 AMAs. While her eye makeup was kept simple and shimmery, Carpenter’s dark lip liner and glossy finish really stood out — as did her very of-the-moment brown nail polish.Taylor Hill/FilmMagic/Getty Images
It’s impossible to decide what’s better — Karrueche Tran’s swooping side pony, her low-key purple eye makeup, or her winter-perfect oxblood manicure. Call it a draw because she’s head-to-toe flawless. Taylor Hill/FilmMagic/Getty Images
Joan Smalls’ blunt-cut bangs are unexpected, exciting, and seriously elevated the AMAs red carpet. The bangs, cut and styled by celebrity hairstylist Andrew Fitzsimons using products from his own line, were measured to hit right along Smalls’ chiseled jawline for a compelling, linear effect.Gilbert Flores/Variety/Getty Images
Dove Cameron’s always been a fan of aesthetic theatrics, and her 2022 AMAs red carpet look might be her ultimate thesis statement. The long baby braids fall on either side of her negative-space cat eye, while her 3D effect nails feature every moody color of the season — and feel so futuristic.Taylor Hill/FilmMagic/Getty Images

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