Last night's BET Awards brought out some of the biggest stars of music, movies and television. Luckily, the ladies were able to keep their cool against the steamy Los Angeles heat, thanks to sweat-proof makeup looks and pulled-back hairstyles. Actress Kerry Washington opted for a sleek high ponytail, Nicki Minaj rocked bangs and a bob, and we loved Alicia Keys' fishtail braid and red lip!
The BET Awards celebrated the largest names in hip-hop and R&B with wild fashion, high-energy dance routines, and a mini scandal at LA's Shrine Auditorium yesterday. The show kicked off with a mash-up of hits from Mary J. Blige before the awards were dished out to the night's winners. Taking a break from touring with Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj joined Justin Bieber to present the best male hip-hop artist award to Kanye West. Nicki didn't go home empty handed as she took home the honours for best female hip-hop artist. Justin was without his girlfriend, Selena Gomez, but he was in the company of pals Jaden and Willow Smith, who stepped out with their parents, Will and Jada, and the siblings shared the win in the young stars category.
It's been a while since we had a good old fashioned face-off on Bella — I'm talkin' at least five months, so I think it's high time we brought this baby back. Alicia Keys and Eve were at the 2011 BET Awards in Los Angeles sporting almost identical variations of one of our favourite trends, the braid. The ladies both opted for an extreme side part, swooping fringe with their respective braids snaking down their right shoulders, however Alicia's gone for the fishtail style, while Eve has kept hers slicked over to one side and pulled into a tight plait. She also teased her fringe to inject extra height and volume on top. As you know, I'm never one to hide my love of a good braid so I'm throwing this one over to you — who wins the braid-off?