3 Hot Hairstyles At the VMAs

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In a sea of pin-straight strands and tousled waves on the black carpet at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, three stars stood out with their creative coifs.

Selena Gomez went for a sophisticated, swept-back updo with small twists that showed off the high-neck on her dramatic black lace Julien Macdonald gown.

Mommy-to-be Beyonce took a cue from her one-shoulder orange Lanvin dress and gathered her two-toned tresses into a loose side ponytail. The singer let her hair down (and debuted her baby bump) during her performance of "Love on Top" later that evening.

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Vanessa Hudgens, who chopped off her hair into a pixie cut back in July, looked retro-glam at an after-party with 1930s-inspired finger waves.