Hot Hair: The Best of 2012 Awards Season Hairstyles

Hot Hair: The Best of 2012 Awards Season Hairstyles
ESSENCE.COM Mar, 05, 2012

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Sanaa Lathan arrived at the NAACP Image awards in a retro-chic style with soft curls.

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Holly Robinson Peete stepped out on the red carpet at the NAACP Image Awards in a halo of sexy spirals.

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Maya Rudolph tossed her bevy of amber-hued curls over her shoulder at the Academy Awards.

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Kelly Rowland was a ray of sunshine is lush, full ringlets at the 2012 ESSENCE Black Women in Music event.

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Tia Mowry glowed on the red carpet of the NAACP Image Awards in an over-the-shoulder curly style.

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Shaun Robinson was another starlet who wore her long, flowing curls over one shoulder at the Golden Globes.

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Michelle Williams sported two-toned, chunky curls at the NAACP Image Awards.

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Full, lush tendrils were totally hot on Amber Riley who sported ebony-hued spirals at the NAACP Image Awards

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Kelly Rowland rocked her signature kinky, curly coils at the Grammy Awards.

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Jurnee Smollett is all smiles on the red carpet at the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood event where she sported super-sized spirals.

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Megan Good sported her trademark asymmetrical short cut at the NAACP Image Awards.

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Jill Scott debuted a new ‘do this awards season and we couldn’t stop staring at her asymmetrical bob at the NACCP Image Awards.

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Viola Davis looked elegant in an ear-length, wispy bob with long, layered bangs at the Golden Globe Awards.

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Regina King arrived at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in a soft, shiny layered short cut.

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Wendy Raquel Robinson arrived at the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood even in a layered bob with a sexy, side-swept bang.

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Octavia Spencer arrived at the Golden Globe Awards in a French roll updo paired with a center part.

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At the Screen Actors Guild Awards, Amber Riley showed off her facial features by pulling her hair into a teased updo and rocking a headband.

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Octavia Spncer also sported a tucked ponytail updo the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

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Alicia Keys hit the red carpet at the Grammy Awards in a pretty, poofy pompadour.

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Adepero Oduye arrived at the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood event wearing a natural, tuck-and-pin updo secured with black hair clips.

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Sheryl Lee Ralph arrived at the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood event wearing a high-shine, curly updo pulled back with a headband.

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Melanie Fiona took her hair to new heights in this sleek and chic high ponytail.

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Rihanna sizzled at the Grammy Awards in her big, crimped, newly-blonde tresses.

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Viola Davis looked stunning on the red carpet of the Academy Awards where she wore her newly natural coif in a bright mocha hue.

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Maya Rudolph showed off her amber-hued coif with subtle blonde lowlights at the Golden Globe Awards.

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Tracee Ellis Ross stepped out at the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood event in big, bouncy curls and her new burgundy hair color.

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Tracee Ellis Ross stepped out at the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood event in big, bouncy curls and her new burgundy hair color.

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Ledisi stepped out at the Grammy Awards sporting her trademark crimson curly loc’d updo.

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Mary J. Blige was golden hot at the Golden Globes where she stepped out in her latest, rolled style.

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Marsha Ambrosius glowed on the red carpet of the Grammy Awards in a shoulder-length tumble of honey brown curls and a side-swept bang.

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Nicole Ari Parker stepped out at the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Event wearing a high side-bun with flat twists.

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We never tire of seeing Ledisi in her signature loc’d updo, which she wore at the NACCP Image Awards.

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Corinne Bailey Rae cast her curls to one side for a sexy, voluminous look at the Grammy Awards.

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Annie Ilonzeh looks hot in rocking ringlets at the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Event.

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Tanika Ray hosted the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood red carpet wearing her beautifully defined, chocolate-brown ringlets.

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We secretly envy Esperanza Spalding’s lush halo of coily hair, which she proudly flanuted at the Academy Awards.

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Viola Davis debuted her natural hair for the very first time this awards season when she arrived at the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood event in a short, kinky-curly coif.

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Viola Davis debuted her natural hair for the very first time this awards season when she arrived at the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood event in a short, kinky-curly coif.

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