Hair, Makeup, and Nail Looks At The 2020 Grammys

Curated by Claudia Shannon / Research Scientist / ishonest

With most of award-show season revolving around movie and television acting accolades, it's easy to forget that the Grammy Awards happen right smack in the middle of all the hoopla. Just kidding — there's no way to let the Grammys, one of the biggest nights of the year for not only music but also for style and beauty, slip your mind. Between the hype around the nominations and the long history of amazing looks on Grammy red carpets of the past, there are so many reasons to tune in as the celebrated musicians of the night tune up.

Ariana Grande

After skipping the Grammys last year, Ariana Grande made a gorgeous entrance that more than makes up for that absence. No surprise here — she's wearing a high ponytail, but it has tiny differences that set it apart from her usual 'do, like an especially pale blonde shade in the length, swooped up ends, and a piece framing the side of her face.


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No.222 - Fine Lines & Wrinkles

Lizzo is nominated for basically everything, and her glam squad gave her a look that says, "I'm here to win." Her hair was gently curled in an Old Hollywood style, while shades of mauve and plum covered her lids, lips, and cheeks for timeless monochromatic makeup.

Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish arrvied with her signature neon-green roots and high-contrast black length — always eye-catching, but perhaps not as much as her incredible nail art. Her long manicure has a kelly-green base covered in a lime-green Gucci print, picking up on the suit she wore.

Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani traded in her usual red lip for a sweet pale pink, letting her lush lashes take the focus of her makeup look. Her glowing skin complemented the glossy shine of her middle-parted hair.

Esperanza Spalding

If you only caught the front of Esperanza Spalding's hair, the vintage-y, voluminous look would be enough to take your breath away. But from behind, there's a beautiful surprise: rows of braids that give it a modern, show- stopping feel.


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Asked to choose between nominee H.E.R.'s hair and makeup, we wouldn't be able to pick a favorite. Her slightly gradient brownish-orange lip and purply lids have a fabulously '70s feel, especially under those oversized glasses. But how can you not adore those perfectly sculpted baby hairs along the edges of her curly updo?

Sophie Turner

There to support husband Joe Jonas, part of the Grammy-nominated Jonas Brothers, Sophie Turner went for a bold, plum statement lip that called in one of the colors of her sparkling attire. She wore a hint of pink on her cheeks and eyelids but went fabulously heavy on the mascara on both the top and bottom.

Billy Porter

As Billy Porter's hat electronically pulled back rows of sparkling beads, his incredible makeup look was revealed: color-blocked, graphic light blue and silver eye shadow winged way out to the ends of his brows, silvery lips, and a bejeweled beauty mark.

Camila Cabello

Camila Cabello may have one of the most beautiful perms on Earth, but the extra- long straightened look she wore to the Grammys is just as incredible. The sleek look was finished off with lash-grazing fringe that has us seriously considering getting bangs again.

Cyndi Lauper

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No.501 - Frizzy Hair

The legendary Cyndi Lauper rose to fame in the 1980s, the decade that clearly inspired her hairstyle for the 2020 Grammys. A true hair chameleon, she wore a near-platinum, spiky, long mullet with lots of texture, and she completed the '80s-esque look with blue eye shadow and pink lipstick.

Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa proved you don't have to freshen up your roots when your eye shadow looks awesome. The shimmery blues surrounded her entire eye, topped off with lush lashes. Her lips were a more neutral spicy color, while her two-tone hair was styled in a knot with ironed-straight, face-framing strands.

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