The last big splash of Hollywood Awards Season 2021 was the biggest of all – namely the 93rd Academy Awards (Oscars) – with an actual red carpet that was filled with socially distanced stars, sporting eye-catching hairdos.
Perhaps the most talked about style, and not for the right reasons, was Halle Berry’s unusually short (and uneven) fringe, topping a tiny, graduated bob. Berry dazzled from the neck down in a beautiful orchid-coloured strapless gown, but her flawless face was not becomingly framed by a haircut that looked almost like a lockdown self-do.
However, it was revealed a day later – to the great relief of many – that the choppy-looking bob was in actual fact, a wig. Berry reportedly had a good giggle about all the negative social media responses that the wig spawned.
Zendaya stunned with beautiful, very long, slightly windblown waves cascading all the way down her back and coming off a centre parting, while Andra Day’s curly locks were swept up into a glamorous updo, with asymmetrical bangs. Also sporting the curly updo-with-a-fringe look was Viola Davis.
Regina King, who was dubbed ‘Queen of the Oscars Red Carpet’ by the team at the E! Entertainment Channel because of her spectacular, custom Louis Vuitton gown, wore her hair in a fringe-less, blunt cut, chin length bob.
Singer H.E.R. attracted attention for an extra thick, gently waved fall of hair that emanated out of one side of her hooded, midnight blue outfit. The hair was so long that it skimmed the top of her thigh.
Writer and director Emerald Fennell sported pretty highlights in her long blonde hair.
Celeste Waite had a particularly striking look, with her cheek-length, natural Afro bob strictly parted down the middle.
Amanda Seyfried channeled 1920s Hollywood, as befitting her portrayal of silent movie star, Marion Davies, in the Oscar-nominated ‘Mank’, and looked fabulously glam and retro. She rocked a side-parted, swoopy fringe, with the rest of her hair pulled back into a low chignon.
Angela Bassett kept it simple although striking, with long, smooth locks tucked behind each ear, coming off a centre parting.
Winner of the Oscar for Best Director, Chloé Zhao, whose film ‘Nomadland’ also won the Best Picture award, wore long braids hooked behind each ear. (Report by Joanna Sterkowicz)