Tressed to Impress: The Hottest Hair at Oscars 2019

“The Hottest Hair at Oscars 2019”

By. Lisa Hurley

The first hostless Oscars is a wrap! Hollywood royalty came out in style to grace the stage and slay the red carpet. After being shamed by the #oscarssowhite hashtag a few years back, The Academy is *finally* getting more diverse, so there was a plethora of women of color represented on the nominee list, and on the other unofficial competition: best tressed. Scroll down to take a look at the most stunning hairstyles of the night.

 

 

REGINA KING

Regina King   Image Source: Steve Granitz/Getty Images

Regina King

Image Source: Steve Granitz/Getty Images

 

Regina King – excuse us: Oscar winner Regina King – sported a chic, effortless wavy bob, winning the red carpet, *and* the golden statue.



 

ANGELA BASSETT

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Image Source: Marie Claire/Getty Images

 


Angela Bassett, or as we call her: Queen Angela, shut the red carpet down in a dramatic below-the-waist ponytail.


 

DANAI GURIA

Image Source: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Image Source: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Danai Guria wowed in a cascade of intricate, goddess-like braids, proving yet again that braids are *always* appropriate


HANNAH BEACHLER

Frazer Harrison/Getty

Frazer Harrison/Getty

Hannah Beachler, now the first Black woman to win an Oscar for Best Production Design, schooled us all in the art of avant-garde hair design.


LISA BONET

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Image Source: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Lisa Bonet, ever the bohemian goddess, wore her dreadlocks in an elegant updo softened by face-framing tendrils.


J-LO

Getty Images

Getty Images

J-Lo, glowing as always, went for retro glamour with ombré-hued sideswept waves — and diva-worthy side-eye.


OCTAVIA SPENCER

Steve Granitz/Getty Images

Steve Granitz/Getty Images

Octavia Spencer’s center-parted tresses gave us “Movie Star” par excellence, evoking timeless Hollywood glamour.


LUPITA NYONGO’O

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Image Source: @nickbarose

Lupita Nyong’o sparkled - literally - in a multi-layered natural updo highlighted with shimmering silver fringe at the back.


MEAGAN GOOD

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Image Source: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Meagan Good slayed in a platinum pixie cut that was simultaneously minimalist and maximalist.


AMANDA STENBERG

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Image Source: Shutterstock

Amanda Stenberg choose a fashion-forward braided updo with a sideswept bang at the front, and an asymmetrical chignon at the back

 

Those are our faves, but who are your top picks? Tap in in the comments and let us know!