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Huffington Post: Gina Rivera on Bangs and Edgy Styles Take Stage at Billboards

Sherrie Wilson

The Billboard Music Awards proved to be a big event for changes in hairstyles.

Bangs made a strong showing with that trend picking up speed. We’re seeing some edgy styles on top of the overall trends in carefree, easy styles, especially with bobs, braids and topknots.

Rihanna was showing off a dark, soft layered bob with a full bang, a big change from recent styles in shades of red and caramel blonde in long waves. She does a lot a cool bobs and the bangs were a great look for her.

Change is the norm for Zendaya. She went to the Gammys in a short cut to a long, very straight style parted down the middle at the Billboard Awards, held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. I love her courage to switch things up frequently. She looks beautiful in just about anything.

Demi Lovato did it again, going in the opposite direction. At the Grammys in her tribute to Lionel Richie she wore her hair dark and long with a soft curl. Then at the Billboards, she wore a bob with shattered ends, cool with just a hint of edginess.

Really, all of these women go from long to short and back again in the course of a couple days! Colors change between a walk down the red carpet and the stage performance. Even with so much change, we can distinguish some trends here and there. One of them would be that carefree easy look that made its way into prom and wedding styles this year. We can do that! And now were seeing some slightly edgy looks that I think will be staying for a while. It’s an easy transition from the carefree look.

Kesha with her blonde easy hair reminded me of Daryl Hannah from the 80s with her long hair in scrunched waves, dried for a very carefree look that also had an understated edginess.