10 BEST RED CARPET HAIRDOS
When it comes to hair, the red carpet is often ruled by glossy Hollywood waves and up-dos, so we pay homage to the celebs who can shake up their chignons or let go of their locks in style.
ANGELINA JOLIE AT THE 2009 ACADEMY AWARDS
Angelina went for the best of both worlds with this half-up, half-down style, plus plenty of volume with swept-back waves. This simple, elegant ‘do also highlighted a pair of stand-out earrings, bringing extra glamour to the red carpet.
AUDREY HEPBURN AT THE 1954 ACADEMY AWARDS
Audrey Hepburn accepted her Oscar for Roman Holiday with her signature demure style – an easy-going gamine crop with choppy micro-fringe. She arrived at the event straight from a film set, so there was little of the prep today’s stars get before special events!
GOLDIE HAWN AT THE 1971 ACADEMY AWARDS
The original queen of boho chic, Goldie Hawn took to the stage at the 1971 Oscars, with a fun, free-spirited hairstyle straight out of Haight-Ashbury, complete with a flower perched atop her soft blonde waves.
KATY PERRY AT THE 2011 MTV EMAS
Always a fan of the more out-there hairstyles, this time Katy Perry opted for a 1950s rockabilly ‘do dyed pink, complete with rolled Bettie Page fringe and slick retro waves – the perfect fun, feminine look for the quirky pop star.
LUCY LIU AT THE 2013 GOLDEN GLOBES
Fishtail plaits are generally the preserve of the beach babe or the off-duty model, but Lucy Liu showed that a fishtail can be formal, too. The thick plait, worn to the side, adds a little casual chic to her floral look.
LUPITA NYONG’O AT THE 2014 ACADEMY AWARDS
Lupita had a flawless look for her Oscar win this year, from picture-perfect Prada gown to that hair: simple, voluminous curls and short on the sides, held in place with an elegant gold headband – the cherry on top of a fantastic winning look.
NATALIE PORTMAN AT CANNES IN 2005
Having her head shaved for a role in V for Vendetta didn’t stop Natalie Portman looking elegant and striking on the red carpet in Cannes in 2005. In fact, the no-fuss, all-fuzz style gave Natalie’s classic simplicity a head-turning finish.
NICOLE KIDMAN AT CANNES IN 2013
Nicole Kidman has some versatile locks, and over the years she’s done it all, from rosy ringlets to poker-straight lengths. But for Cannes in 2013 she went for a dramatic ponytail with major quiff – not the usual red carpet look, maybe, but certainly a unique take on the traditional ponytail.
SIENNA MILLER AT THE 2013 MET BALL
Taking the gala’s punk theme to heart, Sienna worked a silver studded hairband into her Hollywood blonde waves. Slicking her hair to one side in an asymmetrical flop also showed off a row of spiky ear cuffs for extra punk-rock points.
SOLANGE AT THE 2013 GRAMMY AWARDS
Solange has never been afraid of experimenting with her hair, which is a welcome breath of fresh air in awards season. At the 2013 Grammys, she took her curls to new heights, wearing her ‘fro extra-fluffy for a dynamite formal look.