The Most Outstanding Hairstyles From the 2022 Critics Choice Awards


After going virtual last year and later facing a short pandemic postponement, the 27th annual Critics Choice Awards returned in full force with an in-person ceremony that was well worth the wait. This year’s star-studded show—which honors the very best in television and film—was hosted by Taye Diggs and Nicole Byer. Aside from seeing so many of our favorite stars take home some much-deserved awards, the biggest highlight of the night for us was without a doubt seeing all of the show-stopping hair looks on the red carpet. From Angelica Ross’ towering braided updo and Kristen Stewart’s side-swept curls to Halle Berry’s daring bixie cut, there were plenty of hair moments that left us speechless. 

Below, see the best hairstyles from the 2022 Critics Choice Awards.

Jung Ho-yeon

Jung Ho-yeon looked radiant with side-parted glossy waves that were styled by hairstylist Jenny Cho.

Mandy Moore

Mandy Moore looked ethereal with this curled half-up hairdo that hairstylist Ashley Streicher dreamed up for her.

Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith rolled up to the red carpet looking like an absolute queen with this diamond headpiece that decorated her perfectly shaved head. 

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga had all eyes on her and her platinum locks that were styled in this retro-inspired low bun that came courtesy of hairstylist Frederic Aspiras

Thuso Mbedu

Thuso Mbedu hit the red carpet rocking beautiful rope braids styled in an intricate updo by hairstylist Larry Sims.

Nicole Byer

Nicole Byer rocked a showstopping curled beehive that was styled by hairstylist Moira “Fingaz” Frazier and she looked so good! 

Serena Williams

We can get enough of this curly bob that hairstylist Alexander Armand created for Serena Williams. She looks gorgeous!

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart looked elegant as ever with her side-swept waves that were styled to perfection by hairstylist Adir Abergel

Issa Rae

When it came to these beautiful side-parted curls for Issa Rae, hairstylist Felicia Leatherwood turned to Dark and Lovely products to achieve this stunning auburn color and True and Pure Texture clip-ins to add some extra volume. 

Paulina Alexis

We have major heart eyes over these yarn-wrapped pigtails that hairstylist Jerrod Roberts styled for Paulina Alexis using Bumble and bumble products. And, how incredible are her beaded hair ties from Leigh Starblanket?!

Dominique Jackson

Dominique Jackson’s purple mermaid waves left us in absolute awe. We love how perfectly it matches with the rest of her monochromatic look.

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez kept things sleek and chic with a slicked-back low pony that perfectly showed off her massive arrow earring. Her look came courtesy of hairstylist Marissa Marino.

Jodie Turner-Smith

Jodie Turner-Smith wowed with her intricate curled updo that was styled with a gorgeous jeweled headpiece to match her gown. 

Amy Forsyth

Amy Forsyth looked ultra-chic with her low bun and face-framing strands that were topped with a massive tulle bow. This pretty look was dreamed up by hairstylist Kylee Heath.

Halle Berry

Halle Berry showed off a daring two-toned icy blond bixie cut that was styled by Sara Seward

Jasmin Savoy Brown

Jasmin Savoy Brown gave a nod to Old Hollywood glamour with her platinum blonde finger waves that were styled by hairstylist Daniel K. Palmer

Venus Williams

Venus Williams’ middle-parted pin-straight strands looked absolutely flawless. Her super sleek look came courtesy of hairstylist Lacy Redway

Kathryn Hahn

Kathryn Hahn stunned with her signature tousled waves that were styled by hairstylist Marilee Albin using Better Not Younger hair products.

Angelica Ross

Angelica Ross looked regal as ever sporting platinum blonde braids styled in a sky-high twisted updo. The mastermind behind these gorgeous braids was Kia Harper Braids

Which hair look was your favorite from the 2022 Critics Choice Awards? Let us know in the comments below! 

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Camille Nzengung

Camille Nzengung is a Features Editor at The Tease, where she covers all things hair. You can find her writing about the best hair products, the coolest hair trends, and all the exciting new hair launches.


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