Rock stars are known for their outrageous styles and outlandish outfits. Throughout decades of popular music, the landscape of fashion has been influenced by musicians flaunting their individual creativity - that's what makes them rock stars, after all. The Beatles with their now-famous Beatle Cut, Elvis Presley's sideburns, big hair bands from KISS to Motley Crüe, Elton John flamboyant in oversized glasses and sequined capes, Jimi Hendrix with his all-out 'fro, Prince during his purple reign, Madonna in everything from virginal wedding dresses to cone bras, and of course, The Gloved One himself, Michael Jackson. While it may seem that Lady Gaga has the monopoly on unconventional these days, the boys from Spinal Tap first emerged from a pod in the 1984 rockumentary spoof, This Is Spinal Tap, and Björk pre-dated the raw meat dress early in the millennium with her infamous (and more off the wall) Swan Dress at the 2001 Academy Awards.
While innovative costumes were in no short supply last night (most especially thanks to Cee Lo Green), the hair was the focus of our love affair. Curls were everywhere, from Grammy Award winning Best New Artist jazz bassist and multi-instrumentalist Esperanza Spalding to the original golden-voiced diva herself, Barbra Streisand. Below, our fave Trash Talker and curl stylist Anna Craig of Trashy Roots Salon & Spa offers a recap of the award show and a rundown of the hair.
Best New Artist Esperanza Spalding was definitely going natural with her 'fro and we loved it!!!
"Yes, this is all my hair. At night, if I press a certain button, my hair grows. First of all, it grows up, and I press another button and activate the color on it." Mmmm hmmm.
Janelle Monae (one of our inspirational curly celebrities, received a standing ovation for her performance with B.O.B. and Bruno Mars at last night's Grammy Awards.
Receiving the Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal Performance, Miranda Lambert looked amazing with her sexy waves. Wavy hair can be increased by using a flatiron to create a wave pattern.
Anna Nalick had a short, spunky, fun, curly 'do and it was sooo sassy. By scrunching with a hard-hold gel, this look will stay all night.
Florence Welch was understated with her toned-down, wavy hair in her overstated swan dress. She should have added a little more pizzazz her to hair, too! Lightly scrunching during diffusing will give you this subtle wave.
Hettie showed her natural curls tonight! Use a small barrel iron to enhance curls and to create a tight ringlet.
Kimberly Schlapman of the band Little Big Town had some rockin' big natural curls. Diffusing with a volumizing gel and using clips at the root to create volume will give you this rock star look.
Jada Pinkett Smith looked crazy curly and it was awesome. Her normally blown-out straightened hair was looking fierce. Her curly kinky hair was teased all over the place and she looked hot!
Edisio Alejandro, a Cuban composer, had his long, naturally curly kinky hair pinned back, but he was still pimpin'.
No egg pods or muppets necessary - the legendary eight-time Grammy Award winner Barbra Streisand received the MusiCares Person of the Year award.
We're sending Nicole Kidman a message - we really, really, really miss your naturally curly hair. Please bring it back!
British pop singer and songwriter Natasha Bedingfield rocked an adorable wavy updo.
Two time Grammy Award winning singer and songwriter and Tony Award winner Dee Dee Bridgewater had some serious chop happening!
Singer India.Arie brings back the silk turban trend by wearing not one, but two different gorgeous silk turbans on Grammy night.
Things were wavy with Grammy nominated pop singer Katy Perry and husband, British actor Russell Brand.