Kerry Washington Wore A $12 Hair Accessory To The Oscars After-Party

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Nominees at this year's Oscars may have had their sights set on receiving a shiny golden trophy, but our eyes were on a different kind of bling. After watching the ceremony unfold last night, we were in awe of the equally flashy hair accessories worn on the red carpet.

Grown-up butterfly clips, $12 bejeweled bobby pins, and headbands with cultural significance were all in attendance on some of our favorite stars as they hit the red carpet and the after-party circuit, proving that the easiest way to make a statement is with a cute hair accessory.

We rounded up our favorite hair-bling moments ahead to get you inspired next time your ponytail needs some extra love.

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Jenny Cho styled Lucy Boynton's side-parted bob with chunky pearls along her part — easily one of our favorite looks of the night.<span class="copyright">Photo: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images.</span>
Jenny Cho styled Lucy Boynton's side-parted bob with chunky pearls along her part — easily one of our favorite looks of the night.Photo: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images.
Scarlett Johansson, who was also styled by Cho, attended the Vanity Fair after-party with her pulled-back chignon decorated with silver beading to match her dress.<span class="copyright">Photo: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic.</span>
Scarlett Johansson, who was also styled by Cho, attended the Vanity Fair after-party with her pulled-back chignon decorated with silver beading to match her dress.Photo: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic.
America Ferrera's custom Jennifer Behr headpiece was more than just icing on top of her red carpet look: The gilded accessory worn across her forehead was <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2020/02/9383562/america-ferrera-oscars-headband-honduras-warrior-meaning" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:a nod to her Honduran roots" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">a nod to her Honduran roots</a>. <span class="copyright">Photo: George Pimentel/Getty Images.</span>
America Ferrera's custom Jennifer Behr headpiece was more than just icing on top of her red carpet look: The gilded accessory worn across her forehead was a nod to her Honduran roots. Photo: George Pimentel/Getty Images.
Kerry Washington's longtime stylist Takisha Sturdivant-Drew gave her soft shoulder-length lob an (affordable!) Oscar-worthy upgrade by tucking a <a href="https://www.sephora.com/product/kitsch-3pc-bobby-pins-pearl-iridescent-rhinestone-P454041?icid2=products%20grid:p454041" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:beaded bobby pin from Kitsch" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">beaded bobby pin from Kitsch</a> above her ear. <span class="copyright">Photo: John Shearer/Getty Images.</span>
Kerry Washington's longtime stylist Takisha Sturdivant-Drew gave her soft shoulder-length lob an (affordable!) Oscar-worthy upgrade by tucking a beaded bobby pin from Kitsch above her ear. Photo: John Shearer/Getty Images.
Celebrity stylist Bridget Brager made Kate Bosworth's already-elegant style even more chic with the help of a diamond-encrusted clip.<span class="copyright"> Photo: Rich Fury/VF20/Getty Images.</span>
Celebrity stylist Bridget Brager made Kate Bosworth's already-elegant style even more chic with the help of a diamond-encrusted clip. Photo: Rich Fury/VF20/Getty Images.
Adir Abergel put our plastic '90s butterfly clips to shame when he added this modern Gucci accent to Saoirse Ronan's bun (complete with <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2020/02/9384777/saoirse-ronan-bangs-haircut-oscars-2020" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:brand-new baby bangs" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">brand-new baby bangs</a>).<span class="copyright">Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage.</span>
Adir Abergel put our plastic '90s butterfly clips to shame when he added this modern Gucci accent to Saoirse Ronan's bun (complete with brand-new baby bangs).Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage.
Rebel Wilson's old-Hollywood waves were given the Kitsch treatment by her hairstylist Robert Vetica.<span class="copyright">Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage.</span>
Rebel Wilson's old-Hollywood waves were given the Kitsch treatment by her hairstylist Robert Vetica.Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage.
Tucked away in the back of Charlize Theron's side-swept pixie cut was a thin black-and-gold headband that complemented her gown.<span class="copyright">Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic.</span>
Tucked away in the back of Charlize Theron's side-swept pixie cut was a thin black-and-gold headband that complemented her gown.Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic.
Jennifer Yepez topped off Salma Hayek's ethereal updo with a beaded hair clip with pearl and leafy details.<span class="copyright"> Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images.</span>
Jennifer Yepez topped off Salma Hayek's ethereal updo with a beaded hair clip with pearl and leafy details. Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images.
Billie Eilish decorated her neon-green hair with a Chanel logo clip and satin scarf.<span class="copyright">Photo: Amy Sussman/Getty Images.</span>
Billie Eilish decorated her neon-green hair with a Chanel logo clip and satin scarf.Photo: Amy Sussman/Getty Images.
Celebrity stylist César Ramirêz got crafty and used fabric left over from Ciara's gown to wrap her messy bun. <span class="copyright">Photo: JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP/Getty Images.</span>
Celebrity stylist César Ramirêz got crafty and used fabric left over from Ciara's gown to wrap her messy bun. Photo: JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP/Getty Images.

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