20 Of The Best Oscars Hairstyles Of All Time

Maanyata Thu |Feb 23, 2019

Prep for awards season's biggest show with some of the best Oscars hair looks of all time.

From chic updos to sophisticated ponytails, the Academy Awards has brought us some of the most iconic hairstyles over the decades. Let’s take a look at 20 of the best Oscars hairstyles of all time.

2002: Halle Berry's Piecey Pixie

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Halle Berry opted for an iconic pixie haircut at the Oscars 2002. The look showed off her natural and elegant beauty. Also in this night, she took home the Best Actress trophy at the Oscars for her role in Monster's Ball.

2012: Sandra Bullock's Glossy Ponytail

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Sandra Bullock proved that ponytails are never going out of style. For her Academy Awards hairstyle, the actress used a use a high-shine serum before straightening her hair, and wrap a one-inch piece of hair around the elastic of the pony and secure with a bobby pin to give it swagger and swing

1996: Winona Ryder's Ladylike Waves


Winona went for a fun ladylike waves style, and this had us hooked.

2006: Michelle Williams' Low Chignon

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Michelle balanced the romantic vibes of her low chignon and yellow Wang gown with glossy red lips and tinted cheek, and we could not take our eyes off her.

2007: Reese Witherspoon's Feathery Bang

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Reese looked gorgeous in her super shiny, straight strands and eyebrow-grazing bangs.

2009: Angelina Jolie's Cascading Curls

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Angelina Jolie chose the cascading curls style at the 2009 Oscars, and she killed it.

2012: Jennifer Lopez's Mega Topknot

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The high, doughnut-style bun that J.Lo wore to the 84th Academy Awards served as an elegant contrast to her incredibly sexy, showstopper of a gown.

2015: Emma Stone's Asymmetrical Bob


Her hairstylist Mara created this cool 1930s-inspired hair. Her wavy bob pulled to one side are classic. She paired it with intensely pigmented coral matte lips to complete her flawless look.

2015: Zendaya's Locs


Zendaya’s gorgeous waist-long loss paved the way for women of colour to push back against what red carpet hairstyle looked like. “My wearing my hair in loss on an Oscar red carpet was to showcase them in a positive light, to remind people of colour that our hair is good enough,” she shared on Instagram

2018: Saoirse Ronan’s Short Bob Haircut


The Lady Bird star looked chic in the soft blunt chin-length bob which perfectly complemented her gorgeous Calvin Klein gown.

2018: Jennifer Lawrence's Beachy Waves


Jennifer Lawrence rocked in the beachy waves, and we can’t just get enough. Her hairstyle was a tribute to the long lost '90s crimper; however, it comes with a modern twist that you will want to replicate.

1954: Audrey Hepburn's Perfect Pixie


The choppy style looks just as fresh on the iconic actress in 1954 as it does today.

1969: Barbra Streisand's Mod Pouf


The film icon won her Oscars trophy for her performance in Funny Girl wearing fluffy bangs and a bob teased high at the crown. She finished off her glamorous look with cut crease eye makeup.

2005: Natalie Portman's Classic Bun and headband


When it comes to sparkly hair accessories, there is one fine line between prom and chic. Natalie managed to stay on the right side when opted for a classic bun with a bejewelled headband to 2005 Oscars, where the actress was nominated Best Supporting Actress nominee for her role in Closer.

1970: Elizabeth Taylor's Glam Updo


Elizabeth Taylor was rocking one of the most favourite current trends, hair bows, almost fifty years ago.

1983: Cher's Epic Curls


Cher has so many iconic red-carpet looks, and this was one of them.

2008: Jessica Alba's Braided Updo

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Jessica’s braided bun is the red carpet look of all time.

2009: Beyoncé's Perfect Pony

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Beyoncé always know how to slay in every hairstyle she wears, and this perfect pony is not an exception.

2014: Emma Watson's Fun Clips


Emma’s braids are the perfect balance of romantic and edgy. These cute hair clips look an on-trend touch.

2011: Mila Kunis' Curly Updo


With some help from her stylish, Mila Kunis looked utterly beautiful in this side-parted updo with loose finger waves twisted into a twirly bun at 2011 Oscars.


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