The Oscars are on this Sunday! As we pine over all the dresses (and watch out for wardrobe malfunctions), one thing we’ll also be looking at is the hair. Let’s face it: a hairstyle can make or kill an outfit. Whether worn down with loose curls or pinned up, a hairstyle has the power to transform. Here are our picks for the best Oscar hairstyles, ever. Which is your favorite?
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In 2005, the actress went for a sexy pompadour and twist that finished off her outfit. The side hair pieces made sure the style didn’t look too fussy.
The actress kept it chic and simple with a swept back look, complete with bun in 2010. Simple is sometimes the best!
In 2012, Penelope rocked the retro waves like no other. We’re absolutely obsessed with this look, and we weren’t the only ones! Everyone was talking about this look.
The actress looked amazing in a backless number, and kept her hair chic and sleek in a high top bun in 2010.
The performer kept it easy and natural with loose curls at the 2010 ceremony. So pretty!
Lovely! The actress turned heads with this romantic ‘do in 2006, which featured soft tendrils in a low twist with accent.
The singer wore a chic updo that featured a big bun, which was all the rage in 2012. We love it!
Model and wife to Matthew McConaughey, Camila looked gorgeous in a pulled-back look with middle part in 2011.
This one’s for the short hair girls! Cameron rocked her short ‘do with choppy layers and a side-swept bang on the red carpet in 2012.
The actress paired a side French braid with a low, twisted bun for a fun, quirky take on an updo in 2012.