The Oscars are this weekend so naturally we’re looking to the stars for hairspiration. Of course, there’s never enough Black women in the Oscar nominees list, so we’re looking at both former Academy Award nominees and women with roles in movies that are nominated for an Academy Award this year. Enjoy!
Lavender Lust: From pin-up purple punk glory to subtle, low lights and curls, Beyond the Lights’ Gugu Mbatha-Raw showcases an enviable style range as troubled pop star, Noni. Which look is your favorite?
Child’s Play: Quvenzhane Willis follows the three step mantra of all naturalistas – cut, color and shine! Emulate Willis’ moisturized, amber flecked ringlets as shown in the 2014’s film adaptation, Annie, here.
Coretta’s Curls: Dreaming of defined, frizz free coils? Capture the airy brilliance of Selma’s Carmen Ejogo’s spiraled coif with YouTube vlogger, MeechyMonroe.
The Modern Scholar: We loved Tessa Thompson in Selma and especially loved her as Dear White People’s witty Sam White. Her no fuss attitude with effortless, side swept, tucked away locks and a wide brim hat made her look an all season classic!
Crimson Coif: Two-time Academy Award nominated, Viola Davis radiates afro-centric beauty with a stunning, ginger-colored TWA as Professor Freidman in last year’s rom-drama, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby.
Which looks do you like the best? Which movies are you hoping will win? Tell us in the comments below!