The A-Listers and Celebrity Stylists Who Brought Color and Sparkle to the Billboard Music Awards Red Carpet
The 2021 Billboard Music Awards, broadcast live on May 23, 2021, from the Microsoft Theater in L.A., was filled with joy and Instagrammable red carpet looks. Celebrities went for bright colors like red, pink, and green, as well as lots of sparkle as a manifestation of life getting back to normal. With couture creations, custom gowns, and bespoke suits, celebrity stylists brought joy to the red carpet. Acclaimed makeup artists and hairstylists took it a notch up with theatrical makeup and sculptural hairstyles. The Best-Dressed List exuded megatons of positive vibes!
Top 15 Looks – BBMAs 2021
Alicia Keys appeared on the red carpet celebrating her 20th career anniversary in a pink Valentino Couture ensemble consisting of a cropped top, high-waist pants, and a voluminous floor-sweeping cape. Celebrity stylist Jason Bolden combined it with Messika jewelry. Hairstylist Kendall Dorsey did a braided look, and Chanel makeup artist Tasha Reiko Brown capitalized on her natural glow.
Priyanka Chopra casually slipped into a bejeweled gold gown by Dolce & Gabbana with a plunging neckline and a thigh-high hem slit. Celebrity stylist Law Roach accented the semi-sheer number with a gilded armor belt. Slicked-back center-part hair was by Bridget Brager and shimmering earthy-tone makeup by Mary Phillips.
Cynthia Erivo showed up on the red carpet in a tiered-ruffle off-the-shoulder black & white Carolina Herrera gown that was playing with different-scale polka dots. She was styled by Jason Bolden and was dazzled with Roberto Coin jewelry. Celebrity makeup artist Terrell Mullin gave her nude lips and extra-long lashes. Hairstylist Coree Moreno worked on her platinum buzz cut.
Gabrielle Union offered bridal inspo in a white sequined scoop-neck custom Prada mermaid gown, mini handbag, and Bulgari jewelry. Her stylist was Thomas Christos Kikis. Celebrity hairstylist Larry Sims was credited for the sleek flipping-ends high ponytail. Makeup artist Fiona Stiles did the subtle cat-eye makeup.
Doja Cat stunned us in striped sleeved Balmain SS20 bandeau top and bell-bottoms styled by Brett Alan Nelson. It was accented with D’heygere “Canister” hoop earrings carrying mini floral arrangements of real fan palms and Venus flytraps by Kristen Alpaugh! Following her signature graphic-eye look, Ernesto Casillas did her new-age Cleopatra makeup. Up-and-coming hairstylist JStayReady paired it with a dramatic hoop-shaped multi-braided look.
H.E.R. walked the red carpet in a red sequined Dior bodycon jumpsuit. Celebrity hairstylist Nina Monique created a side-part extra-long straight ponytail. Marissa Vossen completed the dazzling look with red-lip makeup.
Saweetie was a Cinderella in peach-color asymmetric Giambattista Valli Couture SS21 ball gown, multicolor Anabela Chan jewelry, and Casadei heels, styled by Wilford Lenov. Makeup architect Deanna Paley used Pat McGrath products to create a sharp cat-eye look with juicy nude lips. Hairstylist Haute Headz slicked hair back into a high ponytail.
Kehlani followed the bold-color memo in red semi-sheer Tony Ward 3-piece look with billowy sleeves and Bulgari jewelry, styled by Jason Rembert. Pircilla Pae balanced it with nude-lip Dior makeup. Her Rapunzel-length waves were masterminded by celebrity hairstylist César DeLeön Ramîrez.
Megan Fox was pure temptation in a black semi-sheer cut-out Mugler dress, Shay jewelry, and Jimmy Choo platform heels, styled by Maeve Reilly. Celebrity hairstylist Derek Yuen was credited for her perfectly undone extra-long locks. Monika Blunder did her sexy strong-brow makeup look with Charlotte Tilbury products. Next to her, Machine Gun Kelly was dressed in Balmain.
Renée Elise Goldsberry gave us 80s vibes in golden-jacquard Dundas World mini dress, Chopard jewelry, and Giuseppe Zanotti heels, styled by Sarah Slutsky. She had a disco-girl red-lip makeup by Autumn Moultrie and natural curls by The Original Hair Whisperer.
Nick Jonas was the trendsetting host in the room wearing an emerald green military-inspired Fendi suit and chunky boots, styled by Avo Yermagyan. Grooming was by Marissa Machado with Tom Ford Beauty products.
Justin Sylvester wore an eye-catching floral Moschino suit, Shay jewelry, and Bruno Magli loafers styled by Roberto Cardenaz. Grooming was by makeup artist Drea Diaz. He definitely had fun with fashion!
Padma Lakshmi embraced menswear in a white crystal-embellished Christian Siriano suit and Jacquie Aiche jewelry styled by Adam Ballheim. Andy Lecompte created a slightly wavy hairstyle, and Beau Nelson nailed her natural-looking bronzed makeup.
Karol G was a revelation in semi-sheer crystal mesh Celia Kritharioti Couture custom gown, Anabela Chan jewelry, and Le Silla heels, styled by Brett Alan Nelson. The mermaid look was completed with turquoise blue hair down her shoulders by César DeLeön Ramîrez. Sleek girly makeup was masterfully applied by Adriana Perez.
Chelsea Handler looked summer-ready in a yellow Christian Siriano midi dress, Anita Ko jewelry, and Stuart Weitzman heels, styled by Molly Fishkin-Levin. She had her beach waves perfected by celebrity hairstylist Kylee Heath. Jamie Greenberg spiced it up with smokey-eye makeup.