As Hollywood’s elite gathered on Sunday night to celebrate the 90th Annual Academy Awards, many starlets retreated to what has become a signature look of the year’s most prestigious red carpet, opting for elegant side swept polished curls and effortlessly minimal makeup. However, leave it Best Actress nominees Margot Robbie and Saoirse Ronan to elevate the evening’s theme of refined glamour with identical freshly chopped, chin-grazing bobs.
Styling her new locks side parted with a slight beach wave, Robbie, who is nominated for Best Actress for her role in I,Tonya, skimmed only a short layer from her previous lob that further embellished her all white Chanel gown, which she paired with a subtle silver shimmery eye and a natural lip. Explaining the inspiration behind her look, Robbie’s hairstylist, Bryce Scarlett, explained on behalf of Moroccanoil that, “Tonight’s look was inspired by Margot’s Chanel couture gown. Her dress was extremely feminine and elegant, and we wanted to take the length of her hair up to make sure that it felt very classic and modern to go with her gorgeous dress.”
Ronan on the other hand, who is nominated for her role in Lady Bird, took on an even more understated approach to her look, mirroring the blunt, middle parted bob she wore as her character in the film. Pairing her pink Calvin Klein by Appointment gown with a sweep of coral eyeshadow on the eyelids and a pale pink lip, Ronan’s hairstylist Adir Abergel shared with Us Weekly that, “Saoirse and I had been talking for a while about doing a major cut and after finally seeing the dress, which was so modern and linear, we knew this was the moment to do it.”
Abergel continued on to celebrate the star’s major chop who shed a few inches via Instagram saying, “Ending this season with a chop ✂️✂️✂️ on one another of my favorite humans #saoirseronan GOOD LUCK TONIGHT BABY GIRL!”, further proving that modern bob is here to stay.
The 26 Best Oscar Beauty Moments of All Time, from Grace Kelly to Emma Stone
Grace Kelly celebrates her Oscar for her role in The Country Girl in a soft wavy up do with flowers and a pink lip at the 1955 Academy Awards.
At the 41st Annual Academy Awards, Barbra Streisand wore a voluminous bob with simple black eyeliner as she accepts her Oscar for her role in Funny Girl in 1969.
In 1970, Elizabeth Taylor wore her soft curls swept back with a blue ribboned headband and a shimmery eye at the 42nd Annual Academy Awards.
Cher glowed at the 46th Annual Academy Awards in 1974 with full lashes, dewy skin and a sleek top bun with embellished flowers.
Audrey Hepburn wore a pixie cut with full bangs at the 47th Annual Academy Awards in 1975.
Lauren Hutton wore her shoulder-length locks in soft waves at the 47th Annual Academy Awards in 1975.
Farrah Fawcett rocked her iconic blonde waves with a grey smokey eye at the 50th Annual Academy Awards in 1978.
At the 51st Annual Academy Awards in 1979, Meryl Streep wore her long blonde hair swept over in tousled curls.
Nicole Kidman attended 69th Annual Academy Awards in 1997 with her hair in a simple up do with rosy cheeks and a berry lip.
Gywneth Paltrow looked simply chic with a sleek bun and luminous skin when she accepted her Oscar for her role Shakespeare in Love at the 71st Annual Academy Awards in 1999.
Accepting her Oscar for her role in Erin Brockovich at the 73rd Annual Academy Awards in 2001, Julia Roberts wore her hair in a sleek and twisted up do.
In 2002, Halle Berry celebrates her Monster’s Ball Oscar win at the 74th Annual Academy Awards with her iconic pixie cut.
Charlize Theron glowed with sun-kissed luminous skin as she accepted her Oscar for Monster at the 76th Annual Academy Awards in 2004.
Natalie Portman looked soft and romantic with light pink lips and an embellished up do at the 77th Annual Academy Awards in 2005.
Cate Blanchett was radiant as she accepted her Oscar for The Aviator at the 77th Annual Academy Awards in 2005.
Wearing her hair in a wavy tousled up do and a glossy red lip, Michelle Williams attended the 78th Annual Academy Awards in 2006.
At the 80th Annual Academy Awards in 2008, French beauty Marion Cotillard wore a shimmery eye and swept over curls to accept her Oscar for La Vie En Rose.
Freida Pinto attended the 81st Annual Academy Awards in 2009 with her hair in a twisted up do, and bronze shadow on her eyes.
Radiating elegance at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards in 2010, Kate Winslet wore her hair in loose curls, with soft, shimmery makeup.
Penelope Cruz wore a glamorous, wavy up do at the 84th Annual Academy Awards in 2012.
Mara Rooney rocked sleek blunt bangs with porcelain skin and a red lip at the 84th Annual Academy Awards in 2012.
Anne Hathaway wore a tousled pixie cut and a matte pink lip at the 85th Annual Academy Awards to accept her Oscar for Les Miserables.
Jennifer Lawrence stunned at the 85th Annual Academy Awards in 2013–where she won an Oscar for Silver Linings Playbook–with a blonde tousled up-do.
At the 86th Annual Academy Awards in 2014, Lupita Nyong’O wore an embellished headband to accept her Oscar.
At the 2016 Academy Awards, actress Julianne Moore took a minimalist approach with subtle smokey eyes and relaxed waves.
The La La Land actress Emma Stone radiated with her auburn red locks in polished curls with a crimson red berry lip.