The 2012 Billboard Music Awards was held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 20th, 2012 in Sin City, Nevada and celebrities looked all prepped for the event, donning their chicest ensembles, the latest makeup styles and the hottest hairstyles. This year variety dominated the hairstyle scene at the much awaited event and this means there are plenty of looks to draw inspiration from this season. Whether you’re looking for something very formal or thinking about channelling a little bit of rock’n’roll rebellion into your look, there’s a hairstyle to suit your needs, so check out the best celebrity hairstyles from the 2012 Billboard Music Awards.

Nelly FurtadoZooey DeschanelMonicaAlicia Keys

Just as expected, updos continue to be a huge trend, so no wonder that celebs took it to their stylists to help them rock some of the trendiest up styles out there. This season sleek updos and undone styles won ‘most popular’ title as several celebs, including Alicia Keys and Zooey Deschanel, opted to make the best of their locks by choosing to sport various innovative and classic updo styles. If you’re all about retro chic beauty, channel your inner Brigitte Bardot and opt for an undone, high volume updo like Zooey, go classic with a simple style similar to Nelly Furtado’s or mix two of the hottest trends, the updo and the braid, and achieve a totally innovative updo that exudes glamor and that will make heads turn.

Julianne HoughJordin SparksMiley CyrusKaty Perry

Having hair with attitude is a must but that doesn’t mean you have to turn towards super sophisticated styles as celebs proved by rocking simple yet statement hairstyles that underline their natural beauty and sex appeal perfectly. To achieve an ever-trendy hairstyle choose to work with your hair texture and amp up the volume just a bit more. Add elegance and glamor to your look by swishing your impeccable wavy hair on the side, by gathering the hair back loosely and stylishly or by omping up the volume to achieve a cool sixties style. Glam curls are also a trend that A-listers love and since there are so many ways you can wear them, they are a perfect choice to consider if you obviously have the right hair length.

BrandyCarrie UnderwoodNatasha BedingfieldTaylor Swift

Natural textures are yet again finding their way to the red carpet as naturalness is timeless and natural looking locks work perfectly for any event. If you don’t want to go wrong, natural is the way to go! Draw inspiration from these fab and loose hairstyles and sport the texture that works best with your face shape. Choose a glam afro-inspired ‘do like Brandy, go ultra sleek like Taylor Swift or make headlines with perfectly sculpted curls and keep your hair looking healthy and lustrous as this is the key to every luxe look.

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