These celebs underwent dramatic beauty transformations for the 90th Academy Awards.
Pulling out all the stops, not one but several of the night’s leading ladies made hair and makeup decisions that were calculated to cause jaws to drop. Needless to say, they succeeded.
Emma Stone: Before
Thwarting speculations that she would debut a recent, much-buzzed-about perm, Emma Stone showed up on the red carpet flaunting perfectly straightened locks and a strawberry hair color. The shade rests about halfway between the bright red she wore at this year’s Golden Globes and the sunny blonde color she enjoyed in 2017. The new razor sharp lob earned Emma plenty of compliments, along with her rosy eyeshadow and pink glossy lip.
Emma Stone: After
Margot Robbie: Before
Fans also gave a collective gasp when Margot Robbie stepped out sporting a short new bob! Slightly waved, the cut was a surprising change from the flawless lob she took to the Independent Spirit Awards just the day before. In the best way possible, her new look has springtime written all over it.
Margot Robbie: After
Saoirse Ronan: Before
And another celeb who clearly has spring fever? Saoirse Ronan, who likewise made the chop at some point between Saturday’s Indie Spirit Awards and the Oscars on Sunday night. She took off even more length than Margot and opted to wear her fresh chin-length bob in a sleek center part. Glowing blush to match the delicate tint of her Calvin Klein dress completed the radiant effect.
Saoirse Ronan: After
Julianne Hough: Before
Julianne Hough wins the award for such a shocking change that we barely even recognized her on the red carpet. Ditching her customary icy platinum for a warm red hue, the starlet allowed her glossy curls to cascade down over the shoulders of the white dress she picked out for Vanity Fair’s Oscars After Party. A bright cherry lip completed her classy look. — jas
Julianne Hough: After
Whoopi Goldberg: Before (at the 2016 Oscars)
Cementing her status as Hollywood’s fairy godmother, Whoopi Goldberg made a rare red carpet appearance in a fabulous Christian Siriano ballgown covered with a playful violet and canary floral pattern. Even rarer, she wore her raven locks in an updo! Whoopi hardly ever wears her hair up, which is a little difficult to understand based on how amazing she looked with her dreads pinned up, emphasizing the shaved sides of her ‘do. On a night of extremely chic, modern haircuts, Whoopi’s out-cooled them all. And the brow bar shades and deep purple lip didn’t hurt, either! — jas