Through the bad jokes, hosting drama, and all-around cultural tone-deafness, there's one thing that remains a bright spot in the increasingly-confused Oscars production: stellar beauty looks. That's because no matter who's snubbed or what unbelievable onstage kerfuffles might transpire, there's never a shortage of iconic hair looks, from Halle Berry's famous pixie to Angelina Jolie's casual bombshell blowout.
But Hollywood's biggest beauty pageant isn't just pretty to look at — it feeds our hairstyling inspo (and wedding-prep Pinterest boards) for years to come. Remember Michelle Williams' perfect side-swept updo and bangs at the 2006 awards? It looks just as fresh today. Think you can't bring versatility to a buzzcut? Check out Danai Gurira at the 2018 awards. Afraid headbands are best left in the seventh grade? Lupita Nyong'o proves otherwise.
We could go on — and we do, ahead, with 12 of the most impactful, timeless, and copied hairstyles in Oscars history.
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