Grammys: From Jennifer Lopez to Tracee Ellis Ross, Long Rapunzel-Style Hair Rules the Red Carpet
Long, flowing locks, ponytails and extensions also graced the heads of Kacey Musgraves, Camila Cabello, Anna Kendrick and Megan Trainor.
When it came to hair at the Grammys last night, it was a long story: Butt-grazing ponytails, super-long braids and cascading Rapunzel locks ruled the red carpet.
“Long hair used to be and still will be a trend for a long time because I feel every woman gets her power through her hair,” said stylist Dimitri Giannetos who worked with both Camila Cabello and Meghan Trainor for the 61st Grammy Awards. “From my personal experience, when a woman has long hair, she can find her sexy side of herself.”
Cabello, who opened the show with a performance of her hit song "Havana," wore a custom Armani dress with a cut-out back on the red carpet. “I wanted her hair to be sleek and in a low pony tail because the dress had a turtleneck,” said Giannetos, who brushed Cabello’s hair into a low ponytail, leaving her bangs out to frame her face.
“I covered the elastic band with a strand of hair and secured with a bobby pin. Lastly, I added a few drops of L'Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil for extra shine.” He also recommends a Dyson hairdryer for zero frizz.
Other stand-out ponytails included J Lo’s sleek, super-long style cascading out of her straight-off-the-runway, wide-brimmed Ralph & Russo hat. “Jennifer was wearing a hat, but I still wanted to create a strong look with her hair so I decided the super-long, luxe pony would complement the outfit best,” said Appleton, who is also behind Ariana Grande’s signature statement ponytails and Kim Kardashian’s long, glossy Cher hair.
“There was so much detail on the front of the dress that I wanted to make sure there was as much detail in the back. I’m really into luxe, high ponytails right now so this was the perfect look.” Appleton used a GHD Curve Soft Curl Iron and Color Wow Dream Coat for shine.
Actress Anna Kendrick’s hairstylist Craig Gangi meanwhile created a wavy ponytail using KMS CurlUp Wave Foam and the KMS HairStay Working Hairspray for texture and staying power.
The most edgy long-haired look of the night, however, belonged to Black-ish actress Tracee Ellis Ross, who sported Rapunzel-like braids that fell almost to her knees, courtesy of Araxi Lindsey, who is also head of hair on the hit show.
Kacey Musgraves, who won a Grammy for best country album and album of the year, wore her long hair simply straight down her back with her strapless nude tulle Valentino Haute Couture red carpet gown. “Kacey loves a long ‘70s hair moment,” said hair stylist Giovanni Delgado. “For the carpet, we opted for effortless and chic, a lived-in texture that mirrored the flow of the dress.”
2016 Grammy winner Meghan Trainor also went for a long, loose look with her Christian Siriano jumpsuit. “I wanted the hair to be over her shoulders so she looked sexy, but at the same time sophisticated,” said Giannetos. “Today it is very easy for every girl to get long locks, even if your hair is short or in a bob. You can easily buy a fake ponytail and attach it to your shorter ponytail or, if you wish to have long, luscious locks like Meghan’s, you can easily use some clip-in extensions to give body to your own hair or add length.”