Hollywood’s biggest night – the Academy Awards (the ‘Oscars’) – took place on 13 March in Los Angeles and featured some wonderfully creative hairdos.
One of the most artistic looks of the night was seen on Halle Bailey,’ whose dreadlocks were plaited into a criss-cross pattern and pulled back into a structured bun.
Hot on the heels of her striking fan-like hairdo at the Baftas, Florence Pugh once again wowed on the Oscars white carpet (yes – a white carpet, not red). Her blonde hair was scooped up into a high ponytail and then draped over the front of her head to form a sweeping micro-fringe. Hair design was by Peter Lux.
Ruth E. Carter, who won the Oscar for Best Costume Design for ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’, wowed with her long, flowing chestnut dreadlocks twisted into a half updo.
‘Black Panther’ star Danai Gurira arguably channelled Marge Simpson with her towering spiral updo, enhanced by sleek edges.
Vanessa Hudgens opted for the wet look, slicked back into a ballet bun, with a few chin-length, gelled strands punctuating one side of her face.
One gent whose hairdo sparked attention was Harvey Guillen. Styled by @creepycheekytiki, Guillen’s hair was gelled flat onto his scalp in 1920s pin curls.
Janelle Monae had her hair sectioned into three cornrows, with metallic strands attached. Hair was by Nikki Nelms.
Intricate, almost pretzel-like twists were seen on Ashley Graham’s updo, while deaf actress and activist, Marlee Matlin (herself a previous Oscar winner), had her blonde, choppy bob flipped out at the edges.
Bailey Bass, who was styled by @hairbycassy, rocked a side-parted, shoulder length fringe.
‘Black Panther’ star and Oscar nominee, Angela Bassett, looked stunning with loose, shoulder length, side-parted curls. (Report by Natasha Chisese and Joanna Sterkowicz)