With meticulous planning, expert stylists, and adventurous clients, some of the best celebrity hair moments of 2020 were born. Yes, award season was on pause for a bit, with virtual versions slowly starting back up again this fall, but trust us when we say that there have been some incredible hairstyles on and off the red carpet this year.
Award season at the start of 2020 welcomed some of the most impressive and experimental looks yet. We were blown away by Zendaya's ultralong braids at the Critics' Choice Awards, as well as Florence Pugh's swooped, looped, and twisted updo, which - along with all of the other intricate hairstyles she's tried - marked her queen of the updo in our books.
When it came to the Grammys, no one held back with their beauty and no detail was spared (right down to the nails). One of our favorite hairstyles from the night had to be Dua Lipa's '90s-inspired piecey tendrils hairstyle, a look we saw take off at the SAG Awards. And finally, at the virtual 2020 Emmy Awards, 36-year-old American-Nigerian actor Yvonne Orji showed off one of the most powerful and important celebrity hairstyles of the year: a raised fist symbol shaved into one side of her buzz cut (by Atlanta-based men's grooming expert Mickey West-Potts) in honor of the Black Lives Matter movement.
But that's just the beginning of the best hairstyles of the year. Read on to see some of our favorite celebrity hair moments from the year (and decade, for that matter), ahead.