When we think about the different awards shows, and the red carpet looks that come from them, nothing feels more classic than the Oscars, the longest-running awards show in history which celebrated its 91st year this evening. More often than not, a night at the Oscars means seeing attendees "playing it safe"—with an array of sparkly gowns, red lips, and Old Hollywood waves—especially when it comes to beauty. And while this was true for most this evening, we certainly didn't mind all of the gorgeous and modern takes on classic beauty looks. (Just take a look at Lady Gaga's icy updo or Lucy Boynton's classic S-waves.)
The few who did take beauty risks tonight really went for it, especially in the hair department. From Amandla Stenberg's sculptural braids to Hannah Beachler's faux hawk (and, um, can we talk about those amazing face chains?), this evening brought on hair inspo for days.
Check out some of our favorite beauty looks from the 2019 Oscars, below.
Amandla Stenberg's retro-inspired braids are a sculptural masterpiece.
SZA's perfectly tousled updo (and glistening makeup) is giving us life.
Lucy Boynton served us some classic red carpet beauty with sideswept S-waves and a subtle smoky eye.
Why worry about makeup when you can drape your face in dainty gold chains à la Hannah Beachler?
Danai Gurira accented her cascading braids with a sleek and simple gold headband.
We're loving Lady Gaga's modern take on a classic updo, especially in this icy shade of platinum.
Brie Larson's laid-back waves were the perfect accent to her metallic halter dress.
Angela Bassett totally stunned on tonight's carpet, but we loved how her gorgeous, flowing low pony offset the statement shoulder of her gown.
Charlize Theron debuted a brunette bob on tonight's carpet, and we are not worthy.
Also rocking a sleek, chic brunette bob? Emilia Clarke.
Tessa Thompson matched her gown's metallic accents with this smoldering golden eye look.
Laura Harrier got matchy-matchy, painting her lids with the same vibrant blue shade as her gown.