The BET Awards honors the best of the best in Black culture’s entertainment, and the show’s red carpet is routinely the best place to spot self-expression through beauty at its finest.
Singer Lizzo hit the carpet in Black sartorial greatness with cascading waves down her back that featured 1920s-inspired finger waves and Josephine Baker-Esque curled baby hairs. Pose star Billy Porter commanded attention with high shoulder pads, smoked-out eye makeup and a high braided ponytail. Many moments from the awards ceremony represented the true essence of Black excellence.
From protective styles to all-in high glamor, keep reading on to see some of the best beauty looks from the evening.