ACM Awards

What Did Country Stars Wear to the 1990 ACM Awards?

Apr/16/2015 at 10:30 AM ET

This Sunday marks the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards, with performances slated from Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton and more. Before the ceremony, top country stars will walk the red carpet, wearing glam dresses and dapper suits with just a touch of country flair — whether cowboy boots or hats, or oversize, engraved belt buckles.

Quite tragically, the country-glam fashions of today aren’t nearly as dramatic as they used to be. For example: You just don’t see shoulder pads anymore. Here are some looks from the 1990 ACMs that we desperately hope make a comeback. Read More

ACM Beauty Buzz: Carrie Underwood's Perfect Waves, Shakira's Sentimental Nail Art & More!

Apr/07/2014 at 04:46 PM ET

Carrie Underwood, Shakira and Kacey Musgraves ACMsPicturegroup(2); ACMA2014/Getty. Inset: Invision/A

By now you’ve already seen all the gorgeous gowns from Sunday’s ACM Awards, so it’s time to talk about the most buzzworthy beauty moments. Let’s start with Carrie Underwood‘s amazing side-swept waves, because, well, they’re amazing.

We were so enamored of Underwood’s old Hollywood-inspired tresses, we had to get some more insight straight from her makeup artist and hair stylist of nine years, Melissa Schleicher. You may not have noticed, but the first step to her look was a subtle color change.

“Her hair is a bit darker now,” Schleicher explains. “She’s naturally blonde in the roots, and we hadn’t highlighted her hair in seven months — we just let it go. And then I took her to the salon, darkened her hair a shade and lightened the ends quite a bit for an ombré look.” Read More

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