In a sea of events honoring acting during award season, the 2024 Grammys are a refreshing change of pace. It's a slightly different crowd, but just as jam-packed with A-listers, so you can rest assured the glamour will be in full swing — just with a certain beauty and style magic only musicians can bring to the red carpet.
The list of nominees alone indicated that the 2024 Grammys would be a hair, makeup, and nail inspo extravaganza. We can always count on Billie Eilish, Miley Cyrus, Olivia Rodrigo, Taylor Swift, SZA, Lana Del Rey, Ice Spice, and Dua Lipa to wow us when they pose in front of the step-and-repeat. And with presenters from every corner of entertainment — think Christina Aguilera, Meryl Streep, and Oprah — it was all but money-back-guaranteed that the glam squads would be earning high praise for music's biggest night.
Let's take a look at these celebrities and more — the stars who knocked it out of the park (the park being Los Angeles's Crypto.com Arena) and gave us more than enough beauty gossip to hold us over until next year's Grammy Awards. And don't forget to check back throughout the night as we keep adding our favorite looks.
From a distance, it's impossible not to notice Dua Lipa's perfectly lived-in cranberry-colored waves, but do yourself a favor and zoom in on her makeup. In addition to peachy dewiness on her cheeks and lips, she's wearing a downright magical eye look: iridescent lavender shadow that intensifies toward the inner corners.
Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus, and Julien Baker may have been triplet-ing with their outfits and loose waves, but they each did their own thing in the makeup department. Baker kept it super-minimal, while, Dacus rocked her signature red lip, and Bridgers opted for a '90s-brown lip that feels like a tribute to glammed-up grunge.
She may be nominated in numerous categories, but with this look, Victoria Monét may also win prom queen. The classic updo with obligatory tendril — which was prepped by stylist Davontae Washington with Wella Ultimate Repair Miracle Hair Rescue — looks stunning, especially as topping off her warm-toned makeup: matte yet glowing skin and a glossy lip care of MAC clear Lipglass over Chestnut Lip Pencil.
We've seen a lot of side-parted waves at the 2024 Grammys, but perhaps none so head-turning as singer-songwriter Maluma's. Often seen with his hair slicked or pulled back, he wore it loose, almost brushing his shoulders and framing his beaming face.
Billie Eilish went super low-key for her red carpet arrival, wearing a textbook no-makeup makeup look: a little lip color that enhances her own, and a little mascara to give her lashes a boost.
The only thing that sparkles more than Fantasia Barrino's shimmering, metallic gray eye shadow is her unique, show-stopping piece of facial jewelry. It hooks onto her glossy, nude lip and hugs her chin, taking an already exquisite makeup look to a remarkable new level.
The entire Allure staff gasped with glee when Miley Cyrus arrived, and that's without even paying attention to her see-through chain-link dress. Look. At. That. Hair. We debated whether the extremely voluminous, blown-back, layered look was more Jane-Fonda-meets-lion or Zuul-meets-Gozer, but no matter what the inspiration, this hairstyle is truly inspired — period. And we can't tell if her glow is coming from her first Grammy win or the Cetaphil Daily Oil-Free Facial Moisturizer under her radiant foundation (namely Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection Foundation).
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If anyone ever dares try to tell you that you shouldn't perfectly match your lipstick to your outfit, kindly direct them to this photo of Kylie Minogue. She elevated her monochromatic ensemble by including her makeup in the color story — a bold, shiny crimson that could never look anything but classic.
You'd be all smiles, too, if your hair was looking as fabulous as Heidi Klum's. It's serving ‘90s supermodel — no shock there — with its deeply side-parted loose waves and voluminous bangs. An intense smoky eye gives her makeup the ideal amount of drama to match her sparkling, sheer dress.
You've heard of a bronze goddess? Meet the ultimate copper goddess. Chloë worked a copper hue throughout her beauty look: a dazzling manicure, shimmery eye shadow, intensely lined lips, and even her flowing, side-parted waves.
If you've ever been pulled in two different vibe directions, let Taylor Swift serve as proof that you needn't choose one or the other. Taylor's red lip, winged liner, and sleek side part scream “Old Hollywood,” but as you drift farther down the length, you get into full-blown hippie mode with messy waves and a little braid. She's in her hybrid hair era.
Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey gave the coquette trend a goth twist with her oversized black hair bow sitting atop heavy, extra-long bangs — like, mingling-with-her-lashes long. While they obscure our view of any eye shadow she may be wearing, we're thankful that we get to see the moody “tauve” lip color she chose.
For years, we've associated “mermaid hair” with waves, but Paris Hilton just opened our eyes to the possibility that a mermaid could emerge from the water with perfectly blown-out, straight hair.
It's safe to say Gen Z has changed their minds about the acceptability of side parts if their unofficial queen, Olivia Rodrigo, is wearing one to the biggest music night of the year. Both her hairstyle — which stylist Clayton Hawkins made sleek with the Dyson Corrale — and her makeup fulfill the prophecy that at least one celebrity must wear a traditional Old Hollywood look to every award show, but her ombré red lip still feels very modern and “Vampire”-appropriate.
Halle Bailey's newly super-long hair may seem like a glossy almost-black shade of brunette, but take a close look and you'll see hints of copper worked in toward the ends. It's the perfect, subtle way to beauty-bond with her copper-centric sister, Chloë.
Janelle Monae is no stranger to short hairstyles, but there's something so spectacularly sassy about this one. It's gotta be the combination of her adorable hairline swoops, and the confident, knowing look in her eyes.
Blue Ivy Carter
By the time we get over how grown-up Blue Ivy looks, she will actually reach voting age. The delightful 12-year-old daughter of Beyoncé and Jay-Z accompanied her father onstage when he accepted the Dr. Dre Global Impact Award, wearing the most beautiful braids, which transition into curls about halfway down the length and to the waist-skimming ends. And if you ever needed Valentine's Day manicure inspiration, just take a look at her cute yet elegant French mani.
We don't want to hurt Christina Aguilera's shimmery makeup and perfectly dress-matching manicure's feelings, but her butt-length hair truly stole the show. Stylist Kendall Dorsey ensured her wig stayed put with Professional Hair Labs Ghostbond Glow Up, styling it with Tresemmé Keratin Smooth Silky Shine Spray to give it the sleekest possible finish.
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