Blow-in Sophie Monk brings her unique style to ARIA Awards red carpet_1

Australian music's night of nights may be peppered with big international acts, but it was Byron Bay local Tones And I who was the name on everyone's lips on the red carpet.

The 33rd ARIA awards kicked off in style on Wednesday with former Bachelorette Sophie Monk breezing quickly past reporters on the red carpet flanked by two assistants holding cordless airblowers, ensuring her signature blonde locks were perfectly windswept for photographs.

American performers Halsey and Khalid and English singer Dua Lipa walked the red carpet early to screams from waiting fans.