Celebrities displayed their trendiest outfits and chicest coiffures at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards held yesterday, September 6, 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California and it seems that variety still dominates when it comes to fashion and beauty. These types of events attract a generous amount of attention and celebs try to be as much in vogue as possible, so if you’re looking to update your look, take a peek at the following celebrity hairstyles from the 2012 MTV VMAs and draw inspiration for your makeover as celebs went wild with their locks as all hairstyles from punk to glam inspired were put on display on the red carpet.

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The new season seems to be marked by the return of the pixie and punk inspired hairstyles as singers Rihanna, Miley Cyrus and Pink prove by sporting their locks short and chic. Although Rihanna chose to return to her roots and sport the elegant pixie crop that inspired millions a few years back, Pink and Miley opted to show off their rebellious styles and revealed their cool quiff coiffures.

On the other hand, singer Alicia Keys opted for a flapper-girl inspired sleek hairstyle paired with a deep side parting that gave her a very elegant look, so dare to chop off your locks and go wild with hair styling as apparently short hair is yet again in vogue.

Glam waves have always exuded sexiness and class, so how could we get enough of them?! So, there’s no surprise that celebs are hooked on the fabulousness of the soft waved locks as numerous celebrities chose to turn towards this no-fuss kind of hairstyle to underline their femininity and enviable style. From Jersey Shore’s Samantha Giancola to Katy Perry, Kat Graham and new pop sensation Rita Ora, the oh-so-popular do proved its elegance and beauty boosting powers, so dare to give this adorable hairstyle a try and find out if it suits you. There are various hair waving methods to turn towards from the classic triple barrel to the no-heat overnight curling technique, so choose the option that works best for you and let your locks look like a mesmerizing mermaid’s hair.

Obviously the ‘au naturel’ locks such as the sleek straight style, wavy texture and Marilyn Monroe curled locks couldn’t have missed from the red carpet as these looks are the easiest ones to style, wear and adapt to the occasion as they work from day to evening, so no wonder that Demi Lovato, Taylor Swift, Nicky Minaj and Ke$ha opted to enhance their hair to perfection in the most simplistic manner going either sleek straight, curly or in between with their locks. Obviously, if you wish to sport your hair natural, you’ll have to aid the texture using hair care products or tools and set the hair in place with a touch of hairspray and a bit of hair gloss or glaze as these will give the locks a high shine finish. Choose to be versatile with your hair styling and adapt the style of your locks to the occasion, mood and outfit as this way you’ll be able to maintain a fresh and fabulous look that will make compliments pour!

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