Wow, wow, wow!!!!

The 89th Oscars has come and gone, and what a show it was! Our star ladies did it up right, flaunting girl power, the ability to look regal, elegant, sophisticated , and rock those shorter cuts – all while dressing to the hilt and walking the red carpet. Let’s take a look at some of the gorgeous gowns and glamorous hairstyles that claimed our attention.

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Michelle Williams – Mike Baker / ©A.M.P.A.S.

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Scarlett Johansson – Mike Baker / ©A.M.P.A.S.

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Charlize Theron and Shirley MacLaine – Aaron Poole / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Michelle Williams was resplendent in a plunging neckline and embellished skirt by Louis Vuitton. She may have lost the best supporting actress award, but to me, she won the best hair of the season. If anyone can pull off a short crop, it’s her; perhaps because she is a wee pixie herself, or maybe it’s the fact that she moves with such serenity that she doesn’t need shoulder length hair to be her armor.

Scarlett Johansson presented the award for best original song this year, and you can bet she knows about being secure. Over the years at the Oscars she has worn 40s,  60s,  and 50s inspired hairstyles. But this year she gave us a throw back to the 80s by revealing her shaved undercut and styling her longer top into the ever popular pompadour. The effect was stunning with her purple floor-skimming Alaïa gown with sheer skirt. You go girl!

The ever-beautiful  Charlize Theron wore a gold lamé Dior gown on the red carpet and sleek, short hair with a back pony double. Wow!!!

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Janelle Monae – Mike Baker / ©A.M.P.A.S.

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Halle Berry – Mike Baker / ©A.M.P.A.S.

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Viola Davis – Mike Baker / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Janelle Monae, who starred in not one, but two of the Oscar nominated movies really stood out with her ultra short waved “do” adorned by a jeweled Jennifer Behr crown. Her Elie Saab gown was covered in lines of lace set with feathers, sequins, beads and crystal stones. All together, the hair and gown made her look like a classic, ethereal goddess.

Then we had Halle Berry, who showed us all that even while one’s body can triumph in a stunning Atelier Versace gown, one’s hair can scream “hairpiece!” It made me want to say, Join the club Halle! Go back to your short, dynamite hair and wear it proudly!

And the Oscar goes to… Viola Davis for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in the movie, Fences! Her body looked hot in her scarlet red Armani gown, but more importantly, the tight silhouette of that body hugging gown is framed ever so right with the soft and stylish cut that outlines the actresses fine bone structure.

Well, my readers, if celebs can rock these glamorous hairstyles at the Oscars, you can surely rock a short cut – no matter your age!
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