Yesterday marked the 75th anniversary of the Golden Globes, but the night was historic for way more reasons than that. The majority of the nominees and presenters wore black to support the Time's Up initiative to end sexual assault, harassment, and gender inequality in the workplace.
And the actresses that walked the red carpet also used beauty to make strong statements, too — including everyone who proudly wore their natural hair in celebration of every kink and coil. Stars like Viola Davis, Ava Duvernay, and Oprah Winfrey were among the many women who brought much-needed hair diversity to a red carpet that's long been lacking it. Check out their beautiful and inspiring styles, ahead.
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"I am wearing black today because balance and inclusion and diversity is not some kind of allowance to be made to accommodate people," director Ava DuVernay, who rocked her signature locs, tweeted before the show. "No, sir. It is a correction of an error. It is a righting of a wrong. And it is going to be done. Now." Seeing her flip her locs on E!'s slow-motion camera was the highlight of our night.
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"Grateful for this night. Grateful to everyone wearing black. Grateful for the sisterhood of @timesupnow," Lena Waithe, creator of The Chi and Emmy Award winner Instagrammed. She also gave her stylist Felicia Leatherwood, who created that stunning adorned updo, a shout-out on her way to the awards. "Hair laid by @lovingyourhair."
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Sigh. Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis can do no wrong. We swooned over her stretched out 'fro, styled by Jamika Wilson, from the carpet to the after parties.
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Actress Ryan Michelle Bathe's side-sweep was elevated thanks to a cut done by the "curl doctor" Shai Amiel.
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Tarana Burke, the activist who created the Me Too movement in 2006, looked regal with her twisted updo.
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In case you're wondering, Oprah (who brought down the house with her phenomenal acceptance speech for her Cecil B. Demille Award) is wearing her natural hair, dyed and straightened...
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