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Oscars 2022: The Looks That Hit Harder Than Will Smith
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You may think good old Will stole the scene when he slapped Chris Rock on the face, standing up for his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith - who's currently struggling with alopecia - but the real showstopper at a Gala night, for me, will always be good style. So what if I told you that these stars not only smashed their performances and contributed to a winning film, but also rocked incredible looks?
Red Carpet Hairstyles: A Look At Last Night Winning Categories
During yesterday’s ceremony, we saw the film CODA win all the awards it was nominated for. Emilia Jones, playing the lead character Ruby, showed up at the 94th Academy Awards in a breath-taking, shimmering Dolce & Gabbana maxi dress, paired with dainty diamond earrings.
The hairstyle she went for? A simple top knot bun, both elegant and quirky. This is one of the most popular options when considering fairly easy up do hairstyles - the perfect choice for a fresh hairstyle to keep fun and fresh an audacious, glamorous look!
Another Oscars night star I had to keep my eye on is Zendaya. The American star played the role of Chani in the 2021 epic movie Dune, adapted from Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel.
Yesterday, we saw her wrapped in a gorgeous combination by Valentino: a sateen cropped shirt and a sequin maxi skirt in silver. To match the latter, Zendaya’s arms were adorned with silver jewellery and last but not least, a mirror-like matching manicure.
You may think a woman like Zendaya doesn’t need hair extensions, but against all odds her Oscar's swept-up hairstyle featured 18” clip-in hair extensions, quad-wefted for extra volume, as declared by her stylist Antoinette on Harper’s Bazaar.
From epic fantasy to fairytales, it’s easy to get lost whilst keeping up with all these nominees, films, hairstyles, and gorgeous dresses. But when your Academy Awards look consists of naturally copper tresses and a bronze-to-purple Gucci gown, well, you know nobody is going to easily forget about that outfit.
Jessica Chastain always, always understands the assignment and never fails a delivery. Whilst accepting her Oscar as Best Actress for her role in The Eyes Of Tammy Faye, the star left the audience speechless. To accompany her fabulous look, the Hair & Make-Up team chose a classic wrap-around ponytail with tousled ends.
Whilst talking about classics, let’s have a look at what Billie Eilish’ stylist dusted off from the early 2000’s:
Yes! Flipped out ends, side part and side-swept bangs - the full package. A star like Billie isn’t afraid of experimenting with her looks, and her versatile features worked out this lost-in-time hairstyle combo pretty well. How long will this raven-like dark colour last on your head, Billie?
Last night, Eilish won an oscar together with her brother Finneas for their writing and performing of the song No Time To Die, created as theme song for the homonymous James Bond film.
Now, can we talk about the outstanding performance Ariana De Bose did in West Side Story? Ariana is the first openly queer star of colour and the second Latina to win an acting Oscar. When accepting her award, the actress addressed Rita Moreno - who played the same role 60 years ago - and stated: “I’m so grateful your Anita paved the way for tons of Anitas like me.”
Her look for the night was a tux-like Valentino red, punchy suit - with wide-leg trousers and a bralette. As for her hair, Ariana moved from bixie to pixie - a short, spiky hairstyle to officially welcome summer.
Last but not least, I present to you: Jane Campion, who last night made history as the third woman to win the Academy Award for Best Director.
Jane is not new to winning Oscars, as she already brought one home in 1993 with her film The Piano, which won her an award for Best Screenplay.
Last night, the director sported her natural, hair look - a multi-tonal blonde - spiced up by a blonde mix on the ends.
Although this list of looks only explores the winning categories, if you’d like to check out more of the hairstyles and dresses that caught our attention last night, come and check our Instagram post. Which one’s your favourite, and why?
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