Viola Davis Wears Her Hair Natural at the Academy Awards

02/26/2012 at 07:30 PM ET

Viola Davis Hair
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Looks like she took her husband’s advice! After making waves with her striking short hairstyle on the cover of the Los Angeles Times Magazine, Viola Davis admitted that, thanks to encouragement from hubby Julius Tennon, she was planning to embrace her natural locks — and at Sunday’s Academy Awards, she did just that.

Offsetting her rich reddish crop with an emerald-hued Vera Wang gown and glamorous green earrings, Davis looked completely comfortable — and totally stunning — as she walked down the carpet to take her seat in the theater as a best actress nominee for The Help. Says the star of changing up her style, “It gives me flavor. It makes me feel like I’m spicing up my life a bit.”

Tell us: Are you glad Davis rocked her natural locks at the Oscars?

–Alex Apatoff


FILED UNDER: Hair , Red Carpet
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Nicole on

She looks great!

librababe on

She looks gorgeous as always. I love it. <3

L on

WOW she looks great!!!

bayoubaby on

i love it . i will do the same this summer.

René on


funkytown on

she couldn’t look more beautiful!! i love her.

Ruth on

I went to Rhode Island College with Viola. We used to give her such a hard time for being different. Even then she was a great actress and she can also sing. I never imagined she would achieve this amount of success, so congratulations Viola from your PEP and RIC classmates.

LT on

Not a huge fan of what that dress is doing to her boobs (ouch!) but her face and hair are STUNNING!

nanny 5722 on

Loose the wig all together ! You’re beautiful.

nimanie on

Radiant beauty..setting a totally new standard! Love it!

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