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On January 5, CBS hosted the People’s Choice Awards. The theme of the night was “Hollywood chic.” At most award shows, we see celebrities bring out their curls, or even go from straight to curly. However, at last night's show, the night’s curls were mostly MIA. This could have something to do with it being winter and the lack of humidity in the air.

No humidity means that blowouts can last much longer and you have less of a chance of your curls trying to jump back in. It also means that if you are trying to style your hair curly for the night, it is much harder to get your curls to hold.

Whatever the reason, we wish that more of the ladies of the evening had brought out their natural hair or simply worn a curly style. In case you missed the event, here are some of the straight-haired attendees of the night.

Pauley Perrette

Pauley Perrette

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian

Kathy Griffin

Kathy Griffin

Kate Walsh

Kate Walsh

Taylor Swift was barely recognizable at this year’s American Music Awards. When she was sitting at her piano and performing on stage, you had to question if it was actually Taylor or some other country/pop blonde with stick-straight hair and new bangs.

When we did a survey asking if you preferred her hair straight or curly, 62% said curly, 21% said straight, and 17% had no preference.

We think that when Taylor straightens her hair, it takes away part of her personality and what makes her unique. Not every girl has those gorgeous spiral curls, and we love that she rocks them as much as she does.

Her straight look for the AMAs got us wondering how her hair has been styled for a few of the red carpet appearances she has made over the past 2 years. Take a look at the pictures and leave a comment telling us what you think of her straight look.

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Performing at the 2010 AMA's

Last night ABC hosted the 2010 American Music Awards (AMAs). The red carpet proved that all kinds of curl patterns are in style for this award season. Here’s a quick look at some celebrities who decided to go the curly route last night.


Rihanna with a new, red curly bob

Christina Milian

Christina Milian with loose curls

Savannah Outen

Michael Buble’s Fiancé Luisana Loreley Lopilato de la Torre with what looks like natural waves

Hillary Scott

Castle actress Stana Katic with big, loose waves

Savannah Outen

Flipping Out's Jenni Pulos with a curly ‘do

Hillary Scott

Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum rocks curls on the red carpet

Savannah Outen

Singer Savannah Outen with a half-up curly look

Kimberly Perry

Lead curly girl for the band Perry, Kimberly Perry

Katy Perry

Katy Perry with her new wedding ring and loose curls to go along with it

Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera with curls for her upcoming role in Burlesque

2010 AMA Winners

Artist of the Year: Justin Bieber
T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist:Justin Bieber

Pop or Rock Music
Favorite Male Artist: Justin Bieber
Favorite Female Artist: Lady Gaga
Favorite Band, Duo or Group: The Black Eyed Peas
Favorite Album: Justin Bieber, 'My World 2.0'

Country Music
Favorite Male Artist: Brad Paisley
Favorite Female Artist: Taylor Swift
Favorite Band, Duo or Group: Lady Antebellum
Favorite Album: Carrie Underwood, 'Play On'

Rap/Hip-Hop Music
Favorite Male Artist: Eminem
Favorite Album: Eminem, 'Recovery'

Casting Crowns

Curly man of the night Brian Scoggin, drummer of Casting Crowns

Soul/Rhythm & Blues Music
Favorite Male Artist: Usher
Favorite Female Artist: Rihanna
Favorite Album: Usher, 'Raymond v. Raymond'

Favorite Album: Glee: 'The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers'

Alternative Rock Music
Favorite Artist: Muse

Adult Contemporary Music
Favorite Artist: Michael Bublé

Latin Music
Favorite Artist: Shakira

Contemporary Inspirational
Favorite Artist: MercyMe

Last night, CMT hosted its 44th Annual County Music Awards. Loose waves, curly bobs and easy updos seemed to be the trendsetters of award season. Here’s a quick look at some celebrities who decided to go the curly route last night.

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood with loose waves

Kellie Pickler

Kellie Pickler with a new engagement ring and a short, curly style

Katie Cook

CMT Insider host Katie Cook

Jaron Lowenstein

Jaron Lowenstein was the curly man of the night

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift left her curls intact but chose a simple updo for the evening

Leighton Meester

Actress Leighton Meester attended the CMAs sporting loose waves

Sheryl Crow

Sheryl Crow was another supporter of loose waves

Laura Bell Bundy

Laura Bell Bundy with a curly bob

Julianne Hough

Julianne Hough wears her loose waves in a loose up ‘do

2010 CMA Winners

  • Entertainer of the Year:Brad Paisley
  • Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert
  • Male Vocalist of the Year: Blake Shelton
  • New Artist of the Year: Zac Brown Band
  • Vocal Group of the Year: Lady Antebellum
  • Vocal Duo of the Year: Sugarland
  • Single of the Year: “Need You Now” Lady Antebellum
  • Album of the Year: Revolution Miranda Lambert
  • Song of the Year: “The House That Built Me” Miranda Lambert
  • Musical Event of the Year: “Hillbilly Bone” Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins
  • Music Video of the Year: “The House That Built Me” Miranda Lambert
  • Musician of the Year: Mac McAnally-Guitar

Heart Hawk

On October 26, Willow Smith's stylist for her "Whip My Hair" music video, Marcia Hamilton, was interviewed on Dawn Yerger, of Nappturalite Radio, has the inside scoop and put together a recap of the interview so all of the curlies who missed it can get to know a little about Marcia and her personal style.

Read more about Willow and her natural curls here and click here to see her Whip My Hair Video.

Natural Hair

This is what Dawn has to say about the interview with Marcia:

From the moment that I saw Willow’s “heart hawk” in her “Whip My Hair” video, I knew that the bar of creativity in the world of hair had been raised to an all new level. I was instantly curious who the person was behind the style. My friend and colleague, Regina Kimball, creator of the documentary “My Nappy Roots,” told me that she would be doing a live interview with the stylist, Marcia Hamilton. Based on the creativity in the video, I knew that the opportunity to listen to Marcia live would be a treat.

When the evening of the interview finally came, I was curious to see what Marcia’s personal style would be. I was expecting her signature funky mohawk (which is hot). However, I was pleasantly surprised to see her rocking a low-cropped platinum blonde afro. After seeing her hair, I checked off one of the things that I was curious to find out during the interview—Marcia loves her naturally curly hair.

Natural Hair

The interview opened with Marcia explaining what she thinks of the word “nappy.” She says that she thinks of “soft, fun, free, and curly”. I like that! She also mentions that she grew up in Guyana as a child, and that she didn’t even know of the word “nappy” until she moved to the U.S.

Marcia also pointed out that the naturally coily and curly look is being embraced more and more, particularly in commercials. This is something that I’ve noticed, too. Could this be related to why more black women are going natural?

Regina asked Marcia about her signature mohawk style, and Marcia replied, “Ten years ago, I told my clients that the next big style was going to be the mohawk. They didn’t believe me, so I told them that the next time they saw me, I would have a mohawk and a new tattoo on my neck.” Need I say more? Obviously, the mohawk is one of the hottest styles for all hair textures and types.

Blond Hair

Marcia also explained how Willow started rocking the mohawk. “I gave Willow an asymmetrical bob cut to be safe, but Jada and Willow wanted me to cut more!”

Marcia says that she feels like gets to live vicariously through Willow because she has a mother who allows her to express herself creatively through her hair. “I grew up in a traditional household where my mom didn’t allow me to cut my hair at all.”

Marcia says that she loves working with the entire Smith family. She started working with Jada through a mutual friend. “It was an emergency and my friend told me that Jada needed her hair fixed for a red carpet event the following day.” The rest is history. Marcia has worked with Jaden as well and says that he’s a blast to work with. “He hides my phone in his hair and tells me to find it!”

And, as for the heart hawk (my personal favorite from the video): “The heart hawk was Jada’s idea. I made individual braids and carefully handcrafted the piece. Once it was secured on Willow’s head, I could finally breathe!”

If you missed the first interview, tune into Nappturalite Radio on Sunday, November 28, at 5 p.m. Central time when the cast welcomes and interviews Marcia Hamilton!

sarah jessical parker

While in the West Village this weekend Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick's daughters, Marion and Tabitha, were rocking their edgy new hair do's. The one-year-old twins are setting trends early thanks to mom and dad with their spiked hair look.

While the concept of baby hairstyling products might seem a little over the top to some, many celebrity parents think gel is a must-have diaper bag accessory.

willow smith

Have you been wondering how in the world someone got Willow Smith's hair into a heart for her Whip My Hair video or where all of her colorful dos came from? What about what it's like to work with the Smith family? Well you're in luck! Tune in to at 11 p.m. Eastern time on October 26 to hear a live interview with Willow's stylist, Marcia Hamilton.

If you haven't seen the video yet, check it out so you know exactly what styles Marcia is talking about!

Willow Smith's music video for "Whip My Hair" is finally here! The 9-year-old continues to stand out with her style and hair 'dos in this video. Willow is known for being a fashionista and rocking a new hair style wherever she goes.

Willow, daughter of actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, talked to Ryan Seacrest about the meaning of the video. “You can’t be afraid to be yourself...and you can’t let anyone tell you that it’s wrong!”

Look for Willow to do a live performance of the song on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Tuesday, Nov. 2.


Is Beyonce pregnant?

Rumors have been flying about Beyoncé being pregnant. We can find a lot of quotes made by "sources," but no one has officially confirmed this rumor. One way to try and find out for ourselves? Looking at her curly hair!

When she appeared on the "Today" show earlier in the month it appeared as though she hadn't done any chemical processing on her hair recently. When you are trying to get pregnant, or expecting, you are supposed to stay away from certain chemicals. Ammonia and lye are two substances to stay away from and those are found in highlights as well as relaxers.

Since it seems Beyoncé is working with a natural look, is the singer going to a style that is safe for her and the potential baby?

Let us know what you think about these baby rumors!

alicia keys

Alicia Keys

On Thursday night Alicia Keys and her husband welcomed their first child together. They had a baby boy, Egypt Daoud Dean, in New York.

After Egypt was born, the proud father, whose real name is Kasseem Dean, tweeted "I'm so thankful for everything I been blessed with in my life wowwwwww!"

The two got married back in July, a month after they announced that they were expecting. This is Keys' first child and the fourth for Beatz.

We look forward to seeing the pictures of this new celebrity baby!

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