The Best Hair Moments From The 2023 Oscars
Featuring structural updos, vintage glam, and more.
And just like that, the 95th annual Academy Awards are *finally* here — and for the fashion-forward and makeup-obsessed beauty lovers of the world, all eyes are just as fixed on the stunning red carpet arrivals as they are on the win counts of their favorite films.
While the night, of course, is dedicated to honoring the exceptional work and awe-inspiring artistry within the American film industry, it’s also an excuse for A-list actors, fan-fave musicians, and beyond to tell a more personal story through their hair, makeup, and nails — and some seriously stunning hairstyles turned heads on the star-studded red carpet. To name just a few: international supermodel Ashley Graham’s early 2000s-inspired structural bun, complete with intricately twisted tiny braids, Winnie Harlow’s romantically tousled updo, and Florence Pugh’s structural ponytail that coyly doubled as micro bangs.
From major updos that bring some serious nostalgia to classic old Hollywood glamour-inspired looks that stun, here are the best hair moments of the 2023 Oscars.
Rihanna’s Playful Topknot
Rihanna showed up in a sheer dress, a built-in leather bra, and a tousled topknot featuring soft tendrils framing her face.
Florence Pugh’s Structural Pony & Micro Bangs
Known to take her red carpet looks to the next level (literally every single time), Pugh shut down the red carpet with a sleekly swirled ’do that ended in some micro bangs.
Halle Bailey’s Elegant Twists & Coils
With a gown that served a Little Mermaid-inspired fantasy, Bailey had her strands twisted and twirled into an intricate updo.
Ana De Armas’ Effortless Blowout
The Blonde star let her inner beauty take centerstage with a minimal glam moment and bouncy blowout parted down the middle and styled by Jenny Cho using T3 hair tools.
Ashley Graham’s Y2K-Inspired Braided Bun
Serving serious Y2K vibes, Graham sported a sleek side part and a structural bun dressed up with micro braids — a look created by stylist Mashal Afzalzada using Living Proof products.
Jessica Chastain’s Old Hollywood Hair
Chastain went for retro glam with her red lips and her copper hair worn in vintage-inspired waves, styled by Renato Campora using Hair Rituel by Sisley-Paris products and brushes.
Mindy Kaling’s Mermaidcore Waves
Styled by Marc Mena using Fable & Mane’s product collection, Kaling was a total daydream with waist-skimming water waves pulled into a half-up, half-down moment.
Winnie Harlow’s Tousled Tresses
Adding a bit of softness to her old Hollywood look, Harlow’s wavy tendrils dropped below her siren-esque eyes.
Vanessa Hudgens’ Structural Hair Bow
Styled by Danielle Priano using SexyHair products, Hidden Crown hair extensions, and the ultra-hyped Shark Beauty hair tool, Hudgens’ sweet hair bow was equal parts chic and trendy (and a ’do Lily James also happened to rock at the 2022 British Fashion Awards).
Halle Berry’s Flapper-Era Finger Waves
Berry went for carefree finger waves, courtesy of stylist Sara Seward who used Virtue’s Curl-Defining Whip and Curl-Defining Gel to achieve the 1940s starlet glam.
Kate Hudson’s Voluminous Blowout
Hudson looked like a timeless bombshell with a whole lot of volume in her blonde tresses, which were styled by Jacob Rozenberg using Great Lengths hair extensions.
Emily Blunt’s Slicked-Back Low Bun
Elegant as always, hair guru Laini Reeves used John Frieda Hair Care to create Blunt’s twisted low bun, with a few soft tendrils for some added romance and texture.
Sofia Carson’s Vintage-Inspired Updo
Styled by Caile Noble using Dove hair products (and taking clear cues from Audrey Hepburn), Carson looked elegant and timeless with her strands pulled into a sleek updo.