MTV VMAs Hairstyles: How To Get Demi Lovato, Bebe Rexha Looks, Step-By-Step

Celebrity Stylists Chris Marc and Ursula Stephen are behind the Demi Lovato's 70s inspired voluminous curls and Bebe Rexha’s edgy slick-back, at the MTV VMAs 2017 blue carpet.

Find below how to achieve these looks at home with simple steps. 

  • Christian Marc on Demi’s 70s Inspired Voluminous Curls

Demi Lovato Demi’s 70s Inspired Voluminous Curls Photo: Courtesy

Demi, Bebe Get Demi’s 70s inspired voluminous curls and Bebe’s edgy slick-back look at home. Photo: Getty Images

“For Demi’s look tonight , I was inspired by YSL models in the 70s; lots of texture, volume and a middle part that can’t be beat,” said Christian Marc.

Step-by-Step:

  1. To achieve these dreamy 70s curls, it’s so important to start with the proper base. Dove Style+Care Curls Defining Mousse nourished the hair but provided the hold I needed to build out the rest of the style. I applied a healthy dollop of this product and worked it throughout Demi’s hair, with special attention to the root, then proceeded to blow her hair out using my Harry Josh Pro Tools Dryer.
  2. Once hair was dry, I sprayed 2-inch sections of hair with Dove Style+Care Flexible Hold Hairspray and curled each section with my Harry Josh Pro Tools 2-in-1 1.24in Curling Iron.
  3. Next, I brushed her hair out for extra volume, and parted it down the middle for a natural 70s vibe. I took Dove Absolute Curls Supreme Creme Serum and used it to boost shine and smooth any flyaways near the root while adding shine and definition to the curls.
  4. When I was happy with the way the hair looked, I combined Dove Refresh+Care Unscented Dry ShampooDove Refresh+Care Volume & Fullness Dry Shampoo and Dove Style+Care Flexible Hold Hairspray to texturize the look further while building volume.
  5. I finished by using a teasing comb to piece out the curls even more and add volume and texture to the ends of her hair.
  • Ursula Stephen on Bebe Rexha’s Edgy Slick-back

Bebe Rexha Bebe Rexha’s Edgy Slick-back Photo: Getty Images

“We had three different options we were deciding on up until a few hours before the show. The VMAs are a really fun night in beauty, so I wanted to do something different from the typical Hollywood glam, and landed on an edgier wet look, pulling her hair back off of Bebe’s face,” said Ursula Stephen.

Step-by-Step

  1. After prepping hair with Dove Intensive Repair Shampoo & Conditioner, I added a quarter sized amount of Suave Professionals Luxe Style Infusion Blow Dry Spray and blow dried her hair until it was 90% dry.
  2. Next, I smoothed over 2-inch sections of hair with my Solano Sleekheat Flatiron.
  3. Once hair was pin straight, I brushed it to the back of her head with R+Co Mannequin Styling Paste, using my fingers for the top section for a more effortless look, and a comb for the sides to keep everything super sleek.
  4. As soon as the hair was brushed back to our liking, I locked it in place using Suave Professionals Luxe Style Infusion Anti-Humidity Hairspray, then followed by spraying some Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray for piecey-ness and texture.

 

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Shirley Gomez has been exposed to many aspects of the art world. Besides being a Fashion Journalist, she studied Fashion Styling and Fashion Styling for Men at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, Interior Design at UNIBE and Fashion Design at ITSMJ Fashion School in the Dominican Republic. She worked as a Fashion Journalist, Fashion Stylist and Social Media Manager at one of the most recognized magazines in the Dominican Republic, Oh! Magazine, as an occasional Entertainment Journalist, of the prestigious newspaper “Listín Diario”, as well as a fashion collaborator of a radio show aired in 100.9 FM SuperQ. When Shirley is not writing you can find her listening Demi Lovato or Beyonce's songs, decorating her apartment or watching Family Feud.

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