While the bulk of awards season takes place earlier in the year, the summer still gives us a few awards shows to look forward to, namely the BET Awards. While the internet is buzzing over that truly iconic Lizzo performance, and Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus riding in on actual horses, the red carpet hair and makeup isn’t something to sleep on.
We love any show that crosses genres—it widens the pool of our faves we get to spot on the red carpet, plus the BET’s more relaxed feel means guests get to have a little more fun with their looks. From Rihanna debuting a new hair color that may or may not mean her album is coming soon to Yara Shahidi’s embellished braids, there were some truly stellar beauty moments. Check out all the very best looks from the night, below.