Hairstyle File: The Evolution of Black Hair at the Oscars
With the Academy Awards airing on March 7th, Hollywood is positively aflutter with Oscar fever--and so are we! The top hairstylists in the world are descending upon the city, working with stars' glam squads to come up with the hottest hairstyles for the movie industry's biggest night of the year. Let's take a look back at some standout black hair moments on the Academy Awards red carpet.
1954, Dorothy Dandridge
Thanks to her unforgettable performance in 1954’"Carmen Jones," Dorothy Dandridge was the first Black woman ever to be nominated for the Best Actress Oscar. She ultimately lost the award, but she made history that night—and her carefully curled coif was fabulous!