The Academy Awards are a night of incredible fashion and it's hard not to drool over the gorgeous dresses that dazzle on the red carpet each year. While the stunning designs steal the show each year, we can't overlook the celebrity hairstyles that complement each and every stunning dress.
From classic updos to jewel-studded styles, the best Oscars looks become instantly iconic.
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Jessica Alba, 2008:
The plum dress Alba wore to the Oscars would have been eye-catching on its own, but the plaited updo she chose kicked the whole look up a notch.
To channel Alba's trendsetting eye for style, be sure to check out her Womanista Approved picks!
kate winslet | oscars 2009 pic.twitter.com/OoObB8YXri— Emma (@donnatellasmoss) January 13, 2017
Kate Winslet, 2009:
This sleek, classic chignon proved to be lucky for Winslet, as she accepted the Oscar for Leading Actress.
Reese Witherspoon, 2011:
The darling actress' high ponytail was a winner at the 2011 Academy Awards. The simple but chic hairstyle paired with a simple and stunning gown was giving us all the Elle Woods vibes that year.
Scarlett Johansson, 2011:
The Ghost in the Shell actress was definitely ahead of the trend game this year with her short beachy waves that are all the rage right now.
Jennifer Lawrence, 2011:
It's pretty crazy to remember that just six short years ago, we hardly knew Jennifer Lawrence. She was nominated for the first time for her work in Winter's Bone before taking Hollywood by storm. Rocking numerous hairstyles since then, it's been a long time since we've seen long blond locks from her — and this blowout is giving us some serious envy.
What was the best Red Carpet look of 2012? I loved Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford at the Oscars. pic.twitter.com/PDZy1kJY— snapchat sastylefyle (@SAStyleFyle) December 31, 2012
Gwyneth Paltrow, 2012:
Gwyneth Paltrow's look this year was widely discussed — not for her hairstyle, but for her stunning Tom Ford gown that included a cape. Only the Goop founder could pull off an ensemble like this one.
Still, we're in love with the simple, low ponytail Paltrow decided to rock, the perfect complement to the gown that took center stage.
Jennifer Lopez at #Oscars 2012 pic.twitter.com/8oDbkc8H— Giuditta. (@soproudofJLo) February 27, 2012
Jennifer Lopez, 2012:
JLo looks ever the stunning beauty in her shimmering gown, completed with the chicest of updos that we've spent countless hours trying to mimic. Goals!
Michelle Williams, 2006:
This simple updo proved to be a killer combination with Williams' golden yellow gown.
SANDRA BULLOCK DESERVES 99877654321 OSCARS ❤❤ pic.twitter.com/5kyZIC7t5f— lisa (@bullockspompeo) June 27, 2015
Sandra Bullock, 2010:
The year Sandra Bullock took home her first Academy Award for her role in The Blind Side, she stunned on the red carpet — and her hair was just as sleek and on point as her shimmering gown. Let's be real, there's not enough coconut oil in the galaxy that can get our tresses looking as sleek as Sandy's!
Lupita Nyong'o, 2014:
There's basically nothing about this look that we are not obsessed with, but we love the way the actress accented her natural curls with a stunning 18-carat white and gold headband by jeweler Fred Leighton.
Lady Gaga meeting Oprah Winfrey at Oscars 2015 pic.twitter.com/AYgSckf2Sh— Aakarshya Verma (@WorldUnderGAGA) April 19, 2015
Lady Gaga, 2015:
The jury is still out on those divisive red gloves that Mama Monster wore this year, but we're still loving her unique pony, which seems to resemble a vase of flowers. What did you think of it?
Who can forget when the Disney Channel star's locks were at the center of a Fashion Police controversy two years ago? We applaud the young star for rocking her ultra-long dreadlocks and looking super fierce doing it.