Saturday evening marked the 52nd annual NAACP Image Awards, and although it was a mostly digital gathering, we still saw such a mighty exhibition of Black excellence. The show went off without a hitch as stars gathered virtually to celebrate the accomplishments of Black and brown people in entertainment and the world at large. As the entertainment industry continues to adapt to the challenges of pulling off star-studded award shows in the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the biggest changes has been the modified ways in which attendees show off their fashion and beauty looks.
Well, celebs got creative this evening! In lieu of a traditional step-and-repeat, we got BTS glimpses of some enviable beauty looks. One trend that stood out the most? The stunning hair! From braids to bobs to hats and even birds (yes, birds!), the beauty atop the crowns of stars like Issa Rae and Tracee Ellis Ross left us speechless. Keep scrolling to see our favorite moments.
This twisty cinnamon bun looks just delicious.
We're obsessed with Brown's braided updo. From the gold accents strewn throughout to the blunt-cut ends, the look is so chic.
As if King's stunning Oscar de la Renta gown—complete with an oversize bow on the shoulder and a flowing cape—wasn't enough to make us shed a tear, her gorgeous multicolored braids definitely took us there.