Bundles And Braids! See All The Best In Black Hair At The 2019 Oscars

Best Oscars Hairstyles: Amandla Stenberg, Serena Williams, Letitia Wright

Bundles And Braids! See All The Best In Black Hair At The 2019 Oscars

Amandla Stenberg, Serena Williams and more are coming for your edges.

Published February 25, 2019

Designer dresses always catch our eye during awards show season, but at this year's Academy Awards, we couldn't look away from the best tresses on the red carpet.

We absolutely love when Black girl magic is expressed through the versatility of our hair. At the 2019 Oscars, our favorite stars showed out with their best braids, bobs and bundles! Whether they were debuting a new look or keeping it sophisticated with a sleek, pulled back look, these celebrities did not disappoint.

Check Out All Our Favorite Hairstyles From The 2019 Academy Awards:

  1. Amandla Stenberg
    HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: Amandla Stenberg attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

    This hairstyle deserves its own award for the night!The Hate U Give star Amandla Stenberg turned heads with this cornrow hairstyle that mimicked finger waves by braid guru Vernon François.

    Vernon says that this bold, braided look took around two hours to construct and was inspired by Amandla's 1920s flapper style gown by Miu Miu. The pair decided they wanted a modern take on the classic '20s hairstyle, and it totally works!

  2. Serena Williams
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    (Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage)

    We can always expect Serena Williams to slay on and off the court! Serena's stylist Nai'vasha Johnson used Dove hair care products to achieve this sexy, sleek ponytail. Nai'vasha says she was inspired by the Giorgio Armani sketch of Serena's dress and wanted to highlight both Serena's hair texture and her exquisite bone structure. 

  3. Letitia Wright
    Actress Letitia Wright (L) and Danai Gurira (L) arrives for the 91st Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 24, 2019. (Photo by Mark RALSTON / AFP)        (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Mark RALSTON / AFP)

    We always love a good pixie cut, but Letitia Wright's might just be our absolute favorite! For this rising star's slicked-back red carpet look, hairstylist Ursula Stephen adorned Letitia's pixie with pearl pins that were just as mesmerizing as her delicate gown. 

  4. Danai Gurira
    HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: Danai Gurira attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

    Danai Gurira brought us straight to Wakanda with this regal, braided style! Her hairstylist, Larry Sims, should get an award for gripping her short tresses into these magnificent feed-in cornrows, which he credits to the Biolage Texture Sap. 

  5. Ruth E. Carter
    Best Costume Design winner for "Black Panther" Ruth E. Carter poses with her Oscar as she attends the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party following the 91st Academy Awards at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills on February 24, 2019. (Photo by JB Lacroix / AFP)        (Photo credit should read JB LACROIX/AFP/Getty Images)
    (Photo: JB Lacroix / AFP)

    Ruth E. Carter became the first African-American woman to win an Oscar for Best Costume Design for Black Panther and looked flawless while doing it! The costume designer wore her natural curly hair in a straight, fishtail braided updo that we still cannot get over.

  6. Hannah Beachler
    HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: Hannah Beachler attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

    The woman who brought Wakand to life in The Black Panther is giving us life with this naturalista updo! The first African-American winner of the Oscar for set design, Hannah Bleacher, was a natural queen with this top-knot updo. 

  7. Lupita Nyong'o
    BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: Lupita Nyong'o attends the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 24, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images)
    (Photo: George Pimentel/Getty Images)

    Now, y'all know, Lupita Nyong'o loves a good hair accessory. For this intricate, natural style, Vernon Francois accessorized Lupita's coils with a silver, dangling tinsel hair piece. Obsessed!

  8. Angela Bassett
    HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: Angela Bassett arrives at the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
    (Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage)

    Queen Mother, a.k.a Angela Bassett, figuratively stole our edges with this look! Hair stylist Randy Stoghill highlighted Angela's perfectly chiseled features with this pulled back look, including a long AF ponytail.

  9. SZA
    Best Original Song nominee for "All The Stars" from "Black Panther" SZA arrives for the 91st Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 24, 2019. (Photo by Mark RALSTON / AFP)        (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Mark RALSTON / AFP)

    SZA was a literal princess Oscars night, and her hair was her crowning glory. Though we didn't get an on-stage cameo from the "All the Stars" songstress, she did grace us with her red carpet look. With flowers by Jennifer Behr garnished in her loose curled updo unit, she was serving up serious fairy princess vibes!

  10. Regina King
    HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: Regina King attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

    We love an Oscar winner with a boss bob! Regina King dazzled the world with her Oscar-winning performance in If Beale Street Could Talk and definitely dazzled in this asymmetrical, curly unit by hairstylist Philonese West.

  11. Lisa Bonet
    HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: Lisa Bonet attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

    Lisa Bonet is ultimate dread head goals, and she knows it! The actress cuddled up to her Aquaman, Jason Momoa, at the Oscars this year, and we couldn't stop looking at her dread updo! Hairstylist Sascha Breuer is the mastermind behind this elegant look.

Written by BET Staff

(Photos From Left To Right: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images, Steve Granitz/WireImage, Mark RALSTON / AFP)

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