There’s a reason everyone looks their best at the Oscars; the world’s top hair and makeup artists—not to mention designers and stylists—come together to turn Hollywood’s A-list into their most glamorous selves. And now, thanks to Instagram, we’re privy to the best pre-parties in town. From Jared Leto and his brother to Lupita Nyong’o's family heirloom, here’s a handful of the best behind-the-scenes shots.
“A Sophia Loren, classic Hollywood-inspired look for the beautiful Penelope Cruz," writes Charlotte Tilbury.
"Not leaving the house with out these guys today," says hair stylist Jenny Cho, who did Jennifer Lawrence's hair last night.
“Behind the scenes as Mara Roszak and Kayleen McAdams work their Oscars magic," Jessica Biel says.
“Team work," says super-stylist Leslie Fremar.
"Who wore it best, Miss Piggy or Grace Kelly?," US Weekly's Sasha Charnin Morrison asks the important question.
“Gorgeous Coco at the Oscars, looking modern and chic," says hair stylist Anh Co Tran.
“BTS getting ready for the #Oscars," writes Kristen Bell's stylist, Nicole Chavez.
“I love this guy," says legendary makeup artist Pati Dubroff.
“Guess who'll be wearing this gorgeous stuff on the red carpet today?!" makeup artist Matthew VanLeeuwen.
“Giving good lip today," says makeup artist Georgie Eisdell.
“Oscars sneak peek. Family totem," says Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o.
“Me and Shannon Leto on our way to the Oscars," writes Academy Award-winning actor Jared Leto.
“Naomi Watts getting red carpet ready with hair stylist Giannandrea," says The Wall Group.
“Getting ready for the Oscars with my barber, the one and only @staycaked," Pharrell says.