Oscars 2016: Best hairstyles on the red carpet

The red carpet saw some incredible hair on display and we've picked the best styles to inspire you

Linda Sharkey
Tuesday 01 March 2016 18:36

Planning your hairstyle for the next special occasion?

The Awards season gave plenty of inspiration, but the Oscars 2016's red carpet saw a variety of hair and makeup that would inspire many looks this years, at events, weddings and any given black tie evening.

From amazing updos and waves, to accessories and messy styles. These are our picks:


A classic updo is a favourite in Hollywood, but this year there's been modern styles that give the bun and ponytail styles an update.

Daisy Ridley

Jennifer Garner

Sofia Vergara in a pony tail

Huns and accessories

Hun stands for the half-up, half-down hair. Brie Larson wore hers with a vintage cintage-looking hair-piece, while Alicia Vikander wore it as a bun (making it look effortless, when it probably had more work into it than you think).

Brie Larson

Alicia Vikander


Although they might feel overrated, plaits will never disappoint.

Olivia Wilde

Chrissy Tengen


The blonde fifties-inspired quiff Theron was sporting has set up a new hair trend - and a winning one for pixie haircuts.

Charlize Theron

Messy, wavy and down

Many stars went for tousled down-dos for a more relaxed look - from wavy locks to messy, shaken styles led the red carpet.

Saoirse Ronan

Kate Winslet

Cate Blanchett

Naomi Watts

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