The most memorable hair and makeup looks at the Oscars
Sandra Bullock, 2010
The precision of this hairstyle is astounding. “The most important component of this look was the gently curved part, which started right above the arch of her brow,” hairstylist Adir Abergel told us.
Gwyneth Paltrow, 2002
Her sheer tank dress turned heads, but her Heidi braids and seriously smoky eyes were worth a second glance.
Halle Berry, 2002
Sometimes it’s the simplest things that are just so right: Rumpled pixie, coppery shadow, glossy lips. Yes, yes and yes.
Hilary Swank, 2000
Swank’s cropped Boys Don’t Cry hair—for which she won Best Actress—grew into this adorable side-swept pixie just in time for the red carpet.
Minnie Driver, 1998
Driver’s unconventional beauty —tight ringlets, snow-white skin—was a breath of fresh air.
Elizabeth Taylor, 1993
Only Elizabeth Taylor can successfully pair hair this big with blue eye shadow, pink lipstick and heavy rouge.
Some people would get lost in this burst of crystals and feathers. In Cher’s case, it’s the woman that makes the headdress, not vice versa.
Meryl Streep, 1979
For her first of many trips to the Oscars, Streep let her soft blond hair, natural flush, and inimitable acting chops do all the talking.