16 Oscars Hairstyles That Will Go Down In History

The 2021 Oscars production might be different than years past, but the 93rd Academy Awards show will go on this coming Sunday, April 25th, on ABC. While we're not sure what that will look like, we can bet on a snub and a kerfuffle or two, but one thing remains a bright spot in the increasingly confused Oscars production: celebs showing off stellar beauty looks.

Remembering the best of Hollywood's biggest beauty pageant isn't just pretty to look at — it feeds our hairstyling inspo (and 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 16 of the most impactful, timeless, and copied hairstyles in Oscars history.

Julia Roberts, 2001

Coiffed updos can be tricky: Thanks to the popularity of bouffants in the '50s and '60s, the sculpted style can easily feel retro. But with a deep part and just a bit of volume at the crown, Roberts ushered in a take on the style that proved to be timeless (and just as memorable as her black-and-white Valentino gown).

Julia's Iconic Hairstyle

Halle Berry, 2002

In the annal of perfect pixies, Berry's remains a standout, thanks to piece-y styling and subtle highlights that picked up the golden and burgundy hues of her gown.

Halle's Iconic Hairstyle