All the Best 2022 Oscars Hair and Makeup Looks From the Red Carpet

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Zoe Kravitz, Megan Thee Stallion, and Demi Singleton at the 2022 Oscars

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There's been so much buzz building around the 94th annual Academy Awards, and rightfully so. We have a lot to look forward to this year: the celebration of the best films of 2021, Beyoncè's first live performance since 2020, and of course, the beauty looks. The award show's red carpet has become synonymous with unforgettable glamour, and our favorite celebrities always grace the event with dazzling hair and makeup looks. From Lupita Nyongo's elegant updo to Demi Singleton's sleek braided ponytail, we were gifted with ample beauty inspiration this evening. Ahead, see all of the best beauty looks from the 2022 Oscars.

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Lily James

Lily James at the Oscars

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Hairstylist Danilo Dixon created Lily James' look using Sebastian Professional and Dyson. "She's a contemporary beauty, so I wanted to give her an effortless luxurious style," Dixon said.

Dixon distributed the Sebastian Professional Potion 9 ($18) and mist Sebastian Professional Trilliant onto James' hair to start creating the style. Then, he worked a small amount of Sebastian Professional Dark Oil ($39) over her ends. He then added the Sebastian Professional Volupt ($17) on her roots to add volume.

Using a paddle brush, Dixon dried James' hair with the Dyson Supersonic Dryer ($499) and concentrator attachment. Then, he created a smooth finish with a body bend using the Dyson Corrale Flat Iron (set at medium heat). After pinning each section and letting it cool, he brushed through James' hair. To finish, Dixon lightly sprayed Sebastian Professional Dry Clean Only ($17) to enhance volume and Sebastian Professional Shaper ($21) to add a flexible hold.

For her glamorous pink makeup, Hung Vanngo used an assortment of Anastasia Beverly Hills products including a new Lip Liner ($18) in Dusty Rose and Satin Lipstick ($23) in Praline.

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Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong'o

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Lupita Nyong'o looked dazzling on the red carpet per usual. The actress has become known for unforgettable hair looks and tonight's sculptural updo was no exception. "The overall look of this hairstyle is partly inspired by African figures in classical Greek art," Nyong'o's hairstylist  Vernon François says. "It is a sister locks updo with a soft, graceful, glamorous feel influenced by what Lupita is wearing."

François used Matrix products to create the asymmetric hand-sculpted 'do, such as the Instacure Shampoo ($22), Instacure Conditioner ($22), and High Amplify Hairspray.

Celebrity makeup artist Nick Barose created a look inspired by Lupita's dress which reminded him of Gustav Klimt's famous painting, The Kiss. Barose created an artistic eye look using Lancôme's newIdôle Liquid Liner ($22) and gold leaf. He completed Nyong'o's signature Lancôme lipstick, L’Absolu Rouge ($32), in shade Mademoiselle Lupita.

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Becky G

Becky G

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Becky G is giving timeless glamour this evening, opting for an overall nude makeup look and loose curls.

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Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross attends the 94th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland

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Tracee Ellis Ross looked regal in red tonight. The actress and PATTERN founder pulled her curls back into an architectural twist, allowing her red lipstick to be the star of the look. Celebrity hairstylist Marcia Hamilton used PATTERN products on Ross' hair.  

To achieve the old Hollywood hairdo, Hamilton created a part at the top center of Ross' head. She then sprayed the back section with PATTERN Hydrating Mist ($18), worked in a quarter-size dollop of the brand's Leave-In Conditioner ($42), and brushed the actress' hair into a low ponytail. She secured the hair with a Ponytail Holder ($6).

Then, she twisted the ponytail into a bun and secured it with Hair Pins ($17). She applied the Styling Cream ($25) to the top section, then carefully smoothed and brushed the hair backward.

Hamilton then gathered Ross' hair over the bun and applied a Pattern ponytail holder. She twisted the ponytail to the end, then turned the twisted end up and tucked it into the hollow space above the bun. She pinched the tucked section onto the bun and secured it with Pattern hair pins to finish the look. Hamilton applied a light amount of Strong Hold Gel to add extra hold.

For the night's glam, makeup artist Molly Greenwald uses Byredo to great her minimally chic look. She used the brand's Colour Stick in La Scène ($33) on Ross's lids, cheeks and the contours of the face for a natural glow. For an added pop of color on her cheeks, Greenwald layered on the Colour Stick in Sick Pink. For a natural, effortless vibe, the team filled out her brows with the All-In-One Refillable Brow Pencil in Dusk ($42) and Sepia. Byredo's new Astronomical Mascara ($46) andLipstick in Red Armchair ($44) added some final drama to the look.

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Demi Singleton

Demi Singleton at the Oscars

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King Richard star Demi Singleton's lengthy fishtail braid immediately captured our attention. "The style was inspired by '80' childhood memories," Singleton's hairstylist Nai'vasha says. "When I was the age of Demi—who plays Serena in the film— mothers would give you a ponytail and add a bow or embellished ponytail holder at the base and the ends."

Nai'vasha first parted Singleton's hair into two-inch sections and smoothed with TRESemme TRES TWO Mega Sculpting Gel($6). Then, she firmly brushed the hair into section #1 and wrapped it with an elastic bungee.

She then repeated the same process to the top section and brushed it into section #1. Afterward, she wrapped a second elastic bungee. Once the pony was positioned, Nai'vasha used black strips to set Singleton's hair in place while she braided the ponytail.

Next, she took a quarter size of TRESemme's OneStep Smooth ($6) and massaged it into the hair before finishing the fishtail braid. To complete the look, Nai'vasha used some of the crystals from Singleton's dress and delicately sewed them into her ends and at the base of her ponytail.

For the night's glam, makeup artist Tasha Reiko Brown opted for fresh nudes to complement her soft lavender dress. "Demi and I opted to use fresh spring tones in the same color family as the gown, while keeping the application fresh with a timeless beauty structure," Brown explains. To add a bright berry touch to her lips, the team used Chanel Rouge Allure L’Extrait Lipstick in 828 ($55), finishing with Rouge Coco Gloss Top Coat in Excitation ($32) on the center of her lips.

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Zendaya at the 2022 Oscars

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From her fashion choices to her glam, Zendaya never disappoints us. The actress showed up to the red carpet with a chic updo to complement her elegant two-piece look. "For Zendaya's Oscar's look, we decided to go with this soft upsweep because we felt it's very glamorous and Hollywood-esque," celebrity hairstylist Antoinette Hill says. "It also accentuates Zendaya's beautiful features."

Hill started by prepping Hidden Crown 18-inch Original Clip-Ins with Joico's Defy Damage Pro Series 1, BlondeLife Powder Lightener, and LumiShine Demi Liquid. Next, she sprayed TRESemmé's One Step Volume Mist ($6) at the roots of Zendaya's hair and styled her strands using the T3 AireBrush Duo ($180) with a round brush attachment. 

Hill then applied the TRESemmé Keratin Shine Serum ($6) from roots to ends and attached three clip-ins to the back of Zendaya's hair for added fullness. She secured her hair with a soft elastic band and hairpins in the back. To complete the look, she pinched out tendrils around the perimeter of the hair for added softness and sprayed TRESemmé Total Volume Hair Spray ($6) to ensure it lasted all day.

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Venus Williams

Venus Williams at the 2022 Oscars

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Venus Williams will forever be a beauty icon, especially when it comes to hair. Tonight, she hit the red carpet with a glamorous half-up half-down style full of body and curls.

"She looks like a goddess, so I wanted to reflect this on the Oscars red carpet," hairstylist Lacy Redway says. "So we made her hair feel larger than life, so she could look statuesque walking onto the carpet. We kept her hair off her shoulders to let her plunging neckline stand out."

Redway started by moisturizing Williams' hair from roots to ends with Dove Amplified Textures Twist In Shaping Butter Cream ($7) and TRESemmé One Step Texture Mist ($6). Next, she blew her hair dry using a comb attachment to maintain some of her natural texture.

Once Williams' hair was dry, she flat ironed the front and sprayed TRESemmé Total Volume Hair Spray ($6) around her crown. She then brushed the top of her hair up into a ponytail, using wrap paper around her hairline to keep it flat.

Redway used a 1" curling iron to curl her hair, spraying TRESemmé Total Volume Hair Spray ($6) throughout and pinning the curls to set the style. Once the hair cooled, she spritzed Dove Brilliant Gloss & Repair ($7) into the palms of her hands and pulled Williams' curls down to create a high-shine look.

Finally, Redway sprayed TRESemmé Total Volume Hair Spray ($6) on a boar bristle brush and brushed the curls to shape them into that 60s-inspired shape. She also sprayed the Hair Spray all over to lock the style in place.  

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Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa Hudgens

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We love everything about Vanessa Hudgens' look. The sleek topknot, feathery brows, and glittery eyeshadow? Simply stunning. To prep her skin for glam, Hudgens' makeup artist Tonya Brewer used Solawave's Blue Light Therapy Wand ($159) and the Renew Complex Activating Serum ($59). Brewer then used all Pat McGrath Labs products to achieve the actress' makeup look—including the Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection Foundation ($68), Mothership VII: Divine Rose Palette ($125), and MatteTrance Lipstick ($38) in 1995.

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Ariana Debose

Ariana Debose at the 2022 Oscars

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Best Supporting Actress winner Ariana Debose looked radiant with her tousled mixie cut and striking smoky eye. "I knew I wanted to cut her hair to honor the classic boldness and edginess of the outfit," Takisha Sturdivant-Drew says. Sturdivant-Drew relied on Maui Moisture products and ghd tools to create the style, like the Maui Moisture Flexible Hold + Coconut Milk Curl Foam Mousse ($7) and ghd Detangling Comb ($18).

Her makeup artist Andrea Tiller used Charlotte Tilbury products this evening, including the Instant Eye Palette ($75) in Smokey Eyes Are Forever, Beautiful Skin Foundation ($44), and Tinted Love ($34) in Love Chain. Tiller also used the KISS Lash So Wispy Multipack in Pompadour ($12) to achieve Debose's voluminous lashes.

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Chloe x Halle

Chloe x Halle at the 2022 Oscars

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Chloe x Halle have been showcasing the versatility of locs recently. Halle pulled her locs into a high bun with curly tendrils framing her face while Chloe went for an artistic updo.

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Zoe Kravitz

Zoe Kravitz at the 2022 Oscars

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Zoe Kravitz's go-to hairstylist Nikki Nelms created this sophisticated and sleek look, completing it with mini bangs. Nelms relied on Maui Moisture products to achieve the style, like the Frizz Free + Shea Butter Leave-in Conditioning Mist ($9).

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Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish at the 2022 Oscars

Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish's hair feels like a nod to decades past. Her flipped ends are transporting us right back to the '60s. Her beautiful hairstyle was coupled with a fresh-faced makeup look created by Rob Rumsey. The celebrity MUA used Charlotte Tilbury products, including the Matte Revolution Lipstick ($34) in Pillow Talk, Cheek to Chic ($40) in Love is the Drug, and Beautiful Skin Foundation ($44).

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Tiffany Haddish

Tiffany Haddish at the 2022 Oscars

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Tiffany Haddish can rock any hairstyle. Her platinum blonde finger waves were the center of her glam this evening. 

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Maya Rudolph

Maya Rudolph at the 2022 Oscars

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Maya Rudolph graced the red carpet with a perfectly pressed bob and vibrant pink lipstick. Celebrity makeup artist Molly R. Stern prepped Maya Rudolph’s skin for the awards using the Pause Well-Aging Fascia Stimulating Tool ($97).

Maya Rudolph's spring glow came courtesy of Celebrity makeup artist Molly R. Stern. According to Stern, the team "wanted to complement Maya’s orange dress with fresh radiance on glowing sculpted skin and a sheer wash of color." She used Freck Beauty's new Lashrocket Liner ($24) to enhance Maya's eyes, as well as the brand's Freck OG ($22) to make her natural freckles pop.

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Serena Williams

Serena Williams at the 2022 Oscars

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Like her sister Venus, it's clear Serena Williams loves to play around with her hair. Tonight, she debuted a blunt blonde bob and we're obsessed "We collaborated and decided to embark on something edgy, fun, and flirty to match the spirit of her dress, up the ante, display her versatility, and demonstrate her ability to transform," Maui Moisture ambassador and celebrity hairstylist Alexander Armand says. "We opted to use tried and true products that worked well on her previous textured bob since they work well on both textured and straight hair."

Armand used some of Maui Moisture's new products like the Strength & Length + Castor & Neem Oil Shampoo ($7) and Frizz Free + Shea Butter Elongating Gel ($7).

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Megan Thee Stallion

Megan Thee Stallion at the 2022 Oscars

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Megan Thee Stallion is another hair chameleon, switching up her look in an instant. The rapper opted for a slicked-back low bun for tonight's festivities, finishing the look with perfectly swooped edges.

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Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain at the 2022 Oscars

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Jessica Chastain glowed on the red carpet. Her makeup artist Kristofer Buckle used all Charlotte Tilbury products, including the Airbrush Flawless Foundation ($44), Lip Cheat ($24) in Pillow Talk, and Matte Revolution Lipstick ($34) in Super Cindy. Buckle also used the yet-to-launch Pillow Talk Multi Glow in Romance Light on the actress.

Chastain's hairstylist Renato Campora created a softly textured ponytail to keep her look fresh and modern. He used Olivia Garden tools (including the Ceramic + Ion Hair Dryer, $110) and Hair Rituel by Sisley products (such as the Volumizing Spray, $100).

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Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox at the 2022 Oscars

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Our digital issue cover star Laverne Cox knows how to create a legendary beauty look. Her beautifully messy bun and bold berry-colored lipstick are the perfect pair.

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Olivia Colman

Olivia Coleman updo at the 2022 Oscars

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Best Actress nominee Olivia Colman hit the red carpet in a silver pleated Dior gown that perfectly matched her elegant updo and radiant skin. "When I first saw her dress, I thought styling her hair up and off her shoulders would allow the dress to have the spotlight, helping to create an overall iconic Oscars moment for Olivia," says Marcus Francis, who used Better Not Younger products to create the look

To give the modern interpretation of Old Hollywood texture and movement, Francis set the tone with Better Not Younger's new Dawn Activated Charcoal Scalp Cleanser ($34) to balance and cleanse Colman's scalp, followed by Wake Up Call Volumizing Shampoo ($27) and Conditioner ($27) to help boost volume.

"Before styling, I sprayed Better Not Younger's Lift Me Up Hair Thickener ($34) on damp hair at the roots section by section, with several spritzes throughout the rest of the hair," Francis says.

In addition, celebrity makeup artist Sarah Uslan prepped Colman's skin with the CurrentBody Skin LED Neck and Dec Perfector ($469) for a radiant red carpet glow.

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