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Award season is officially in full swing! Here are the top hair moments from Black Hollywood at the 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards. We were awed with voluminous pompadours, sleek and chic looks, and more. Click through our gallery for award winning hairstyles that stole the show on the red carpet. Tell us your favorite look in the comment section. If you try one of these looks, tag us @HelloBeautiful.

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1. Textured Beauty

Textured Beauty

Susan Kelechi Watson looked stunning on the carpet in a textured half-up half-down style. Give your pompadour a moisturized hold with Camille Rose Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel, $16.00, at

2. Susan Kelechi Watson – Full Look

Susan Kelechi Watson – Full Look

This is how you do a ponytail on the red carpet.

3. Perfectly Coiffed

Perfectly Coiffed

Samira Wiley’s pompadour was a standout look of the night.

4. Samira Wiley – Close Up

Samira Wiley – Close Up

To maintain slick sides try out Creme Of Nature Flexible Styling Snot, $8.53 at

5. Better Half

Better Half

Ryan Michelle Bathe was lovely with a high ponytail and her voluminous curls. Prep your curls with Dark and Lovely Super Quench-Leave In Spray, $9.99,

6. Soft Waves

Soft Waves

Octavia Spencer kept it classic with soft waves and a center part. Make sure to use a heat protectant whether your hair is natural or relaxed, Dove Style & Care Smooth And Shine Heat Protection Spray, $3.94,

7. Superstar Style

Superstar Style

Mary J. Blige was the epitome of glamour with her sideswept style. Let your curls set and cool before styling and manipulating them for a longer hold.

8. Sleek & Chic

Sleek & Chic

Yara Shahidi’s sleek chignon is simple showstopper.

9. Yara Shahidi – Front View

Yara Shahidi – Front View

Keep those edges laid with Lotta Body Control Me Edge Gel, $3.79, This edge gel has coconut and shea oils for a firm but non-hardening hold.

10. Perfect 10

Neicey Nash switched it up with a blunt bob with a center part.

11. Yes, Yes, Yes!

Betty Gabriel struck a pretty pose with shoulder length waves.