The Look of Los Premios

The stars came out for the Los Premio lo Nuestro a La Musica Latina awards gala in Miami on Feb. 18 and rocked the red carpet with style and flair. Who dazzled and who didn’t? We interviewed three experts to find out.

Freelance makeup artist Lauren Iavarone, who beautifies brides for their weddings when she’s not working on models at New York Fashion week, magazine shoots and events, thinks the eight women we selected, with one exception, are “looking pretty fierce.”

Hair maven Orlando Pita agrees. The Cuban-born owner of New York City’s Orlo salon - recently styled Penelope Cruz for a photo shoot and is now mentoring hairstylist contestants on Bravo’s Shear Genius. Pita believes that a wide range of looks can look great on the red carpet. “It’s about how someone carries themselves rather than fitting a certain trend,” he says.

April Barton, one of the Shear Genius contestants, is the owner of Manhattan’s Suite 303 salon, where she has worked with Lauren Velez and Mary J. Blige. Barton - who declares the competition to be “the most challenging thing I’ve done in my career,” says she’s more outspoken than she appears on the show and doesn't hold back when it comes to casting a critical eye on our celebs.

Click through our slideshow to see what all three experts have to say!

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