Ariana Grande looked like a princess of pop at the 2016 VMAs, held live in NYC on August 28. We’ve got all the details on her sexy hair look!
Ariana Grande‘s perfect ponytail was done by hairstylist Aaron Light who used Matrix products.
Her makeup was gorgeous, too. Even though summer is almost over, she rocked a beachy and bronzey makeup look that was stunning. Her eyes were defined with a cat eye liner and long lashes. Her lips were pretty and shiny — girly and sweet, just like Ari.
Ari looked amazing and then also slayed on stage as she performed her hit “Side To Side” with Nicki Minaj. Remember their performance of “Break Free” at the VMAs in 2014? I saw it live!
Ari has been experimenting with her hair lately! On July 23, she debuted big, blunt bangs, a totally new look for her.
And in late August, she rocked the same crimped ponytail at the Billboard Hot 100 concert in New York. It’s an 80s trend that is totally back in style!
Here’s how to get her exact VMAs crimped ponytail with tips from Aaron!
“Start by applying a small amount of Matrix Style Link Blow Out Big Queen (available in September) to damp hair. Blow dry bangs with 1 inch round brush and then place them in a 1 inch roller. TIP: If you don’t have rollers,wrap the hair around your finger and secure with a clip or bobby pin. Blow dry the rest of the hair so it is silky and smooth.
Brush hair into a high ponytail on the top of the head and secure with a hook bungee. This will create a tight ponytail with no slippage. For thick hair, use two bungees.
Spread a dime-size amount of Matrix Style Link Shape Switcher onto finger tips and brush hands backward from the hairline to the ponytail to smooth any bumps and secure flyaways. Repeat with a barbering brush for extra smoothness.
Wrap a small piece of hair around the bungee and secure with a bobby pin. Spray ponytail with Matrix Style Link Mineral Rough Me Up Salt Infused Spray for texture. Remove roller from bangs and smooth as desired.
To finish the look, take a few random pieces from the ponytail and using a crimping iron, crimp the hair from top to bottom. TIP: Dust finger tips with Matrix Style Link Mineral Booster Texture Booster and lightly run through sections before crimping for extra texture and volume.”
HollywoodLifers, do you love Ariana Grande’s VMAs hair and makeup look? See more of the best beauty looks from the show in the gallery attached!