Red Carpet Hair - Oscars So Black!

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It’s hard to believe that it’s been two years since #OscarsSoWhite became a rallying cry for minorities in the film industry and their fans. Hollywood is still overwhelming white. However, films like the Black Panther and moments like the Black Panther red carpet give me hope that change is coming.

I could talk about how much more work needs to be done in the film industry, or I could take a moment to celebrate the magnificent display of melanin on the Oscars red carpet. I’m choosing the latter. Here are the Oscars So Black looks that I can’t get enough of. In fact, I just might incorporate elements of these looks into my everyday style.

Lupita Nyong’o
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Lupita’s take on a traditional Rwandan hairstyle was nothing short of breathtaking. Her skin and facial features are flawless, and the gold detail added just enough visual interest to bring the look together.  For a similar look, take our Whole Food Vitamins to promote glowing skin and growing hair. Experiment with simple and subtle hair accessories in your own hairstyles. Try a sleek comb or strategically placed hair jewelry.



Danai Gurira
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Danai’s creative use of tribal-inspired hair art is perfect for anyone who just did the big chop. The art, paired with a strong brow, frames her face for mega-impact. Make the look your own by experimenting with color or by choosing a different area of the face to highlight. Maybe a strong lip or a killer cat eye. You’ll be getting double takes.



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Zendaya turned heads with this sculptural take on the topknot, a look that anyone of us can pull off at home. This hairstyle is also an easy protective style, just add in hair. Rub in our Hair + Scalp Growth Elixir  so that your hairstyle can put in work even as you work the red carpet. Slick back those edges, then get creative as you craft your bun. That unexpected movement is what will set you apart.

Viola Davis
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Viola Davis encapsulated everything fun about being a woman in her Oscars look. With a dress in a statement and a hairstyle that is both sleek and flirty, it’s hard to look away. Create your own take on Viola’s look by challenging yourself to balance opposite sentiments within one style. You’ll be starting your own trends before you know it.

What looks made you say, “Oscars so black?” We want to hear your take in the comments below.


Written By: Taylor Morrison


  • Constance R. Reid: March 06, 2018

    Thank you for such beautiful pictures that only WE can appreciate. Keep us informed on what WE want to see. Those were absolutely beautiful.

  • Donna Marie Webb: March 06, 2018

    BLESSINGS all of my beautiful sisters stood up and out!! Black beauty can’t be held down. It rises!!

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