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The Great Mom Hair of the Grammys

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This year's Grammys red carpet were in large part a trendless occasion — there were cutouts, sparkles, a whole lotta leg slits, and not much else. But there was one thread of continuity that spanned the entire evening: Mom hair.

Throughout the arrivals, it eventually became apparent that every star subconsciously channeled highly specific types of moms when deciding what hairstyle went best with their choice of outfit. From Bieber to Zendaya, here are the most mom-approved looks at tonight's Grammys, plus which moms would wear them.

The Mom Attempting to Emulate Her Toddler

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The School Board President Mom

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The Manitowac Country Mom

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The Mom Who Has Had It With Getting Gum Stuck In Her Hair

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The Conflict-Free Granola Mom

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The "Does Anyone Have a Hair Tie?" Mom

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The Mom Who Could Really Use Some Help Over Here, Thanks

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The Mom Who's Cool with Underage Drinking But Only Inside the House

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