25 of the best Oscar hairstyles ever
Best Oscar hairstyle: Jessica Chastain’s half-up style
Not only are we obsessed with her hair color, but Jessica Chastain’s lovely half-up, half-down hairdo looked stunning with tumbling waves and face-framing pieces that showed off her soft layers.
Best Oscar hairstyle: Natalie Portman’s glittery updo
Natalie Portman’s Grecian-inspired Rodarte dress must’ve been the muse behind her curly updo in 2009. We love the perfectly placed barrette that added vintage-y sparkle to her old-Hollywood look. Little did we know the designer-and-hair-bun combo was probably a subtle nod to her amazing performance the following year in Black Swan (with fab Rodarte costumes!).
Best Oscar hairstyle: Shailene Woodley’s sleek chignon
The Descendants star Shailene Woodley looked pretty and polished with swept-back hair and a medium-size chignon at the 2012 Academy Awards to complement the high neckline of her long-sleeve Valentino dress.
Best Oscar hairstyle: Berenice Bejo’s French braid
The Parisian actress received an Oscar nod last year for her role in The Artist, but it was her French braid that had us doing a double take. You can copy the look by creating a side braid and gently tugging at pieces on the hairline for an undone effect—ideal for work or weekend!
Best Oscar hairstyle: Stacy Keibler’s off-the-shoulder waves
Stacy Keibler’s long blond locks stayed to one shoulder at the 2012 Oscars thanks to a neatly tucked roll along the back of her neck. It’s so genius we didn’t even mind the visible bobbies.
Best Oscar hairstyle: Sandra Bullock’s Glossy ponytail
Leave it to Sandra Bullock to prove that ponytails are no longer just a go-to look for bad-hair days or the gym. For her 2012 Oscars style—which looks great dressed up or down—use a high-shine serum before straightening hair, then wrap a one-inch piece of hair around the elastic of the pony and secure with bobby pins to give it swing and swagger.
Best Oscars hairstyle: Emma Stone’s twisty bun
Emma Stone’s exaggerated side part paired with a pretty cat-eye gave her look the sweet feel that made it memorable at the 2012 ceremony. Celebrity stylist Mara Roszak created the smooth, shiny look using Couture Color Pequi Oil Treatment on blow-dried hair.
Best Oscar hairstyle: Halle Berry’s piecey pixie
Who knew that Halle Berry’s cute cropped haircut from her 2002 win for Best Actress in Monster Ball would become her signature look! Yes, Halle’s elegant, short ‘do shows off her natural beauty, but we’re also inspired by her versatile styles throughout the years: slicked-down, teased-up, and everything in between.
Best Oscar hairstyle: Reese Witherspoon’s feathery bangs
In our book, Reese Witherspoon has never gone wrong with her Oscar hair, but one of the most requested styles at salons is still her 2007 eye-grazing bangs and sleek strands. The cut is flattering on pretty much everyone—even if you don’t have a classic heart-shaped face like Reese.
Best Oscar hairstyle: Sarah Jessica Parker’s loose spiral curls
Sarah Jessica Parker skipped the updo trend in 2009 and opted to keep her hair down with touchable finger waves and tons of glossy texture for a glam look. Très chic!