These Surprisingly Simple Hair Trends Dominated the 2016 VMAs - Fashionista

These Surprisingly Simple Hair Trends Dominated the 2016 VMAs

Sure, Kanye did A Thing. But the hair was also really good.
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Rihanna's opening performance at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

Rihanna's opening performance at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

Sure, Kanye did A Thing. So did Beyoncé. But even with all of that going on, the hair at Sunday night's 2016 MTV Video Music Awards also proved to be plenty memorable — and not because it was over-the-top or involved meat. (We missed you, Lady Gaga.) Rather than going the experimental, avant-garde route, plenty of stars kept their hair fairly simple. At times, their looks were so laid-back, it appeared there was a slight possibility they'd just stepped out of the shower. Here, a look at the four prevailing hair trends of the evening.

High ponytails

Rihanna

Rihanna at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

Rihanna at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for MTV

Ariana Grande at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for MTV

Jasmine Tookes

Jasmine Tookes at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Jasmine Tookes at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Stella Maxwell

Stella Maxwell (with Jeremy Scott) at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Stella Maxwell (with Jeremy Scott) at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Voluminous topknots

Taylor Hill

Taylor Hill at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Taylor Hill at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Alicia Keys at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Jaden Smith

Jaden Smith at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Jaden Smith at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Wet-looking hair

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Zoe Larsson

Zoe Larsson at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Zoe Larsson at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Ashley Graham

Ashley Graham at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Ashley Graham at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Center Parts

Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Naomi Campbell at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Joan Smalls

Joan Smalls at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Joan Smalls at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Nicki Minaj at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Holland Roden

Holland Roden at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Holland Roden at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

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