While the event gathered some of the country’s best artists, actors and actresses to be celebrated and recognised for their outstanding talent and contribution to the industry, this is a good occasion to get inspired by a style or two, for your next Summer wedding or warm night’s out. Here is a list of all our favorite hairstyles which graced the red Carpet this past Monday. A mix of classic and bold, with a little of risqué was the word of order.

Photo courtesy of AP Images

Issa Rae

While we still have some time before the return of Insecure on HBO, the actress put on a great show last Monday, rocking a half-up/half-down caramel tresse. We love the small braids and beads details on each ear side given to the look, which could easily turn into your favourite summer protective style.

A post shared by OAP (@theoap101) on

Pearl Thusi

The South African actress was a definite wow factor. Wearing her signature voluminous curls, this one's a keeper!

A post shared by Skai ♛ (@skaijackson) on

Skai Jackson

Don’t be fooled, she might be young, but the Disney actress could be teaching us a thing or two about hair. You can’t go wrong with an Curly  Afro (and kisses embroidered blouse).
A post shared by goapele (@goapele) on


A few actresses went short recently, such as Amandla Stenberg (and we love it!), but the Queen of the caesar cut is right here. Paired with statement earrings, and matching violet lipstick and dress, Goapele just became our ultimate girl crush.
A post shared by Erica Ash (@theericaash) on

Erica Ash

Who said locs were not versatile? The actress elongated her silhouette by opting for a High knot bun updo. Easily re-created, locs or any form of protective style.

Yara Shahidi

There’s nothing like a defined twist-out. Timeless, yes, but also time saver: the look can be worn throughout the week, with minimal touch-ups, giving you some extra minutes to procrastinate in bed. 

A post shared by DASCHA POLANCO (@sheisdash) on

Dascha Polanco

The Orange is the New Black actress went for a classy and épuré look. Super classy, this sleek bun is very much a summer essential  for the upcoming  warm days.

Sierra McClain

Master your edges and channel your inner Sierra McClain. The effects of laid edges are not negligible.

LeToya Luckett

For transitioners, and short hair ladies, this a must do ! No need to straighten your hair with heat to create the base for this look, find out how to here.

A post shared by Eva Marcille (@evamarcille) on

Eva Marcille

Go big or go home: Eva Marcille showed us how protective styling can also be fierce and bold. Keep things exciting with colored mèches.

Who do you think rocked the best look at the BET Awards?