Get The Look: Rita Ora’s Mega (10) Hair Styles At The 2018 MTV EMAS

Rita Ora hosted and performed at the recent MTV Europe Music Awards. Like any host you don’t just show up with just one outfit, you come in with 13 like Rita. Besides her extensive outfits, Rita’s incredible hairdos also became the talk of the town.

Hairstylist, Brent Lawler was the mastermind behind the ten impressive hairdos. Part of the ghd Infinite Style campaign, Brent used the ghd Nocturne collection to get the looks.

“I created 10 looks for Rita for the EMA’s. For some of the looks I had just 3 minutes to create them! Good tools that don’t damage the hair are essential when creating different looks backstage fast and effectively, which is why I use ghd!”

See all ten looks below and how to achieve them.

Groomed & Glam

Brent says: “I curled her hair with just the large curling irons (ghd curve soft curl tong) and then flat ironed the roots with the ghd platinum nocturne styler to lay the hair flat and make the hair feel much more groomed and glamorous. Finish the look with some spritz of the ghd final fix hairspray and ghd final shine spray.”

Editorial Blonde Blunt Bob

For a high fashion moment, opt for a very blunt and severe platinum blonde bob like Rita! Using the ghd platinum nocturne styler, straighten the hair by section to achieve a super straight and smooth look.

Relaxed Flat Iron Waves

For her, ‘Your Song’ & ‘Anywhere’ performance, her hair feels less done up and went for a more lived in and natural hairdo. Run a flat iron through the entire back section, and leave the hair around the face softly curled, enhancing the curls to add movement.

Hollywood Glamour

To match with Rita’s beautiful long sequined gown,  Brent went for a glamorous hair look. Use the ghd curve soft curl tong, like you would use rollers. Curl the hair section by section back from the face and holding in place until cooled. Then add a little volume to the roots by backcombing it and set it with a hairspray. Complete the look by gently brushing out the hair.

The Textured Red

Rita sported wearing Comme des Garçons and she went for a red hair to match. “I thought we should do a very textured look so we used the ghd contour professional crimper just at the roots to give instant root lift and then the ghd platinum nocturne styler was used on the ends to make the hair spiked and give it a more modern texture.” said Brent.

Gothic Glamour

Brent says: “We went with a long slick and very dark brown hair, that’s also incredibly smooth and straight, with blunt ends for a gothic feel. We created this by straightening out the hair using the ghd platinum nocturne styler from root to tip. Seal down any flyaways The look was finished with a little shine spray to seal down any flyaway hairs.”

The Textured Pony

Switch up your mundane ponytail and go for a voluminous one for that fresh, fashion forward apporach. Brent created this by giving the ponytail lots of volume and lift using the new ghd contour.

Pull back the hair nice and tight and secure it high on top of your head. Working in sections, crimped the hair and wait a few seconds before releasing it – this ensured maximum volume when brushed out. Finish the look by brushing through the ponytail and seal it with hairspray. A cute ribbon is a must!

The Golden Hour

It’s a glitz and glam hairdo was done by using the large ghd curve soft curl tong on the ends of the hair. Using gel, tape down the hair flat around the face this will give a modern version of the 1920s finger waves.

For that glittery effect, Brent uses hair net over the head and dried it using ghd air hairdryer on a very slow and medium heat. When it’s dry spray some gold hair paint and finish it off with Swarovski crystals


The Fashion Fantasy

“I wanted to do something very over the top and creative with her hair – It’s pure couture; a fashion fantasy!” says Brent. Straighten the hair with the ghd platinum nocturne styler; this look is impossible if your hair isn’t completely straight. Part hair in the middle and pull it up in a chignon on the crown. Make small braids with the rest of the hair from the chignon to the neck, mirroring the giant earring Rita’s wearing.

Straight On!

Using the ghd platinum nocturne styler, and straightened the hair from roots to end for a sleek look. Then with some hairspray tame any flyaways.

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