Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande in Glitter & Glam.
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With a VMA pre-show performance under her belt and a debut album dropping on September 3rd, Ariana Grande is showing no signs of slowing down. The star is known for her ability to combine sporty and feminine looks and, of course, her half-up-half-down hairstyle. She looked like a red carpet version of herself on the VMA step-and-repeat in a Kenley Collins frock and white pumps. Considering her signature styles, the looks she's sporting in Glitter & Glam, a new beauty how-to guide, are a may-jah departure from how we're used to seeing her, but she also, obviously, looks great. We've got a total style chameleon on our hands, y'all.


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Mariah shows Saint Nick how to hit the high notes.
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Naughty rumor or nice surprise? Right around this time last year, we found out that Mariah Carey had been pegged to design TWO limited-edition celebrity nail color collections with polish giant, OPI. The first—which rolled out Liquid Sand, a new glitter-glinting textured finish—was released in January with promises of a second on the near-future horizon. Well, it looks like Christmas may come early this year, you guys. Word on the street is that since we've been SO well-behaved, the second Carey-branded collection MIGHT be a whole heap of Holiday-inspired polishes, just as we’d hoped for. (Cue the five-octave squeals!) Read More...

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carly rae jepson

She wants to be where the people are.
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She may be a bonafide adult at the age of 27, but whenever I see her sweet lil' face, I just want to pinch her rosy cheeks and call her Cutie Rae Jepsen. Of course, I'm talking about CARLY Rae Jepsen, erstwhile singer of THE song of Summer '12, "Call Me Maybe." Jepsen’s been a brunette since / we first met her / and this is crazy / but now she’s gone / bright ginger, baby! And while she's been sporting the copper shade since June, it was Disney, not the (now-fading *whimper*) summer sunshine that moved her to lighten up.


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Sure, the 2013 VMAs may be over, but we still can't stop talking about those nails! In case you missed it, we had a STELLAR spot on the red carpet *brushes shoulders off* where we could shoot some of our favorite celeb's manis up close. While some ladies went for a super simple design (like our red carpet host Rachel Antonoff!), others went BALLS. OUT. with some seriously decked-out tips. We have a total soft spot for girls that take their nail game to the next level, so we picked our 5 favorite designs to share with y'all! FYI: Be sure to peep the poll at the end of the post, so you can see the winning design recreated in a step-by-step tutorial right here on MTV Style. Pretty cool, eh?


Rita Ora Nail Art

Rita Ora's nails at the 2013 Video Music Awards on Aug. 25.
Photo: Lee Satkowski/MTV

Our first favorite mani comes from Ms. Rita Ora. She sported seriously chic nude stiletto tips with just a hint of rhinestones on the pointer and ring finger to match her all-crystal-everything Alexandre Vauthier gown. *picks jaw up off floor*


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One Direction

One Direction admire their fragrance.
Photo: One Direction's YouTube Page

Ahh, it's Christmas in August! After a few teasers that left us sufficiently teased, the full ad for One Direction's first fragrance, "Our Moment," was released today and boy, oh boy, do we have a lot to discuss.


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miley cyrus

So la da di da di, twisted knots up like Mi-ley.
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There isn’t a whole lot of hair on Miley Cyrus’ head these days, but we gotta give a girl credit where credit is due—she sure has found a ton of ways to wear it. Mussed to the left, tussled to the right, bouffant, fauxhawk, voluminous spikes! I’d imagine that the amount of styling gel that girl goes through in a week could fully submerge a normal-sized human in a bathtub, AMIRITE? (Free business idea: Miley-branded hair goop!?)

But before she went pixie, the VMA nominee/performer was all about the topknots. And now that she’s actively trying to grow her hair out again, she seems to have found a way to pay homage to the style she used to rock on the reg with itty-bitty raver buns! Since admitting to Kelly Osbourne on E!’s Fashion Police that she’s been “secretly tugging on [her hair] every night” and taking growth vitamin supplements, Miley’s been snapped twisting two tiny knots up on top of her head pretty frequently. It’s punky, low-maintenance (not to mention low-gel) and cute without being darling. So will this be her hairstyle of choice for this year’s VMAs?


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Back in black-ish. Girl, you fuuuiiiine!
Photo: @ciara instagram

She can do it big. She can do it long. She can do it whenever or however you want. Obviously, we’re talking about Ciara’s HAIR here, people. Get your minds out of the gutter! *WINK* Ciara’s been blonde for more than a year now, but the “I’m Out” singer is back to (mostly) black and has ditched her bob for some sleek extensions, according to this photo she posted on Instagram. “Going into fall, we wanted something more sultry, but we definitely wanted to keep our rock and roll edge,” said the singer’s stylist, Cesar Ramirez, told Us Magazine.


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Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez hangs with fans.
Photo: @selenagomez Instagram.

It's no secret that Selena Gomez has ah-mazing hair. It's long, it's shiny, it can be wavy or straight, it looks sleek both up and down, and we are jealz. Selly, as we know, just kicked off her months-long Stars Dance Tour in Canada and is trying out a new 'do. No, it's not the Rihanna mullet-rattail hyrbid, nor the Beyonce a-line bob: instead of making a drastic chop, Selena has incorporated cornrows into her look. Taking a page out of the ol'James Franco in Spring Breakers book, eh, Selz? SpringSumma Break forevaaa. She debuted the new style last week and is obv a huge fan: she's sported them at performances, meet-and-greets, and most recently, during a quick trip to New York.


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I love these two as a couple. What a festive way to celebrate two important events in their life. Mariah looks like a dream.

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