By Chadette Maragh
Another Hollywood award season has come and gone which means its time to recap some of the amazing hairstyles that swept through the hottest red carpets. From the Grammys to the Oscars and everything in between, check out our favorite hair trends of this year’s awards season.
Best Look: Rita Ora, The Modern Blonde Bombshell
Roc Nation’s British songbird Rita Ora married retro allure with modern androgyny in a sleek, platinum hair cut and a midnight blue Marchesa gown at the 2015 Academy Awards.
Most Popular: Bobs and Lobs
The season’s most coveted look had to be the bob! It’s longer sister variation – “the lob” continued its’ hot streak, also popping up on the red carpet this season. (l-r, Jhene Aiko, Angela Bassett and Carmen Ejogo)
The Knowles sisters, Beyonce and Solange shared a twin moment in contrasting honey infused hues and onyx shades.
Shoulder Swept Sophistication: Loose Curls & Waves
From Viola Davis’ Old Hollywood coif to Quvenzhané Wallis baby-doll updo, spirals were a winner for all ages. (Left, Viola Davis; top right, Quvenzhané Wallis; bottom right, Zoe Saldana)
Up, Up & Away: Ponytails, Buns & Chignons
Rihanna (left) opts for an unassuming bun, centering all the focus on her stunning Giambattista Valli dress. Actress Rashida Jones (top right) hit the red carpet with a bang, pairing a simple ponytail and fringe. ET’s Shaun Robinson (bottom right) dazzles in a side swept chignon.
Textured Dimension: Braids and Locs
Braids and locs made an appearance this season (although not without controversy) proving its elegant sensibility in swooping up dos. (left: Lupita Nyong’o; top right: Regina King; bottom right: Ava Duvernay)
The Hayworth Effect: Brushed Waves
From the SAGs to the BAFTAs, television starlets, Sara Jane Crawford, Gina Rodriguez and Camila Alves wowed in a sea of side swept waves and highlighted and ombré varieties.
Less is More, Short Styles
R&B divas, Mary J. Blige and Jennifer Hudson added a dash of rock star glam to the 2015 Grammy Awards’ red carpet with cropped faux hawk and pompadour cuts, respectively. (left: Jennifer Hudson, right: Mary J. Blige)
The Natural Spectrum: Curls, coils and kinks
From the NAACP Image Awards to the British Academy Film & Television Awards, curl patterns of all kinds anointed the red carpet this year. (left: Tracee Ellis Ross; top center, YaDI Shahidi; bottom center, Gugu Mbatha-Raw; right, Aunjanue Ellis)
Best Transforming Look: Zendaya Coleman
Falling flat with an aging pixie at the 2015 Grammys, singer/actress Zendaya Coleman rebounded nicely with cascading locs at this year’s Academy Awards with grace and solid insight in tow. Find out more on Zendaya’s Oscar hair criticism.
Looking forward to doing it all again next year!