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The 2019 Golden Globe Awards had no shortage of excitement. From big winners to powerful speeches to dynamic hosts, this year's lineup was quite the kickoff to awards season. And while many heads were turning at the sight of Lady Gaga's blue hair, or Jamie Lee Curtis' new icy blonde ’do, we were entranced by the beautiful natural hair gracing the red carpet. 

Dreads, braids, twists, and afros were in full swing, revealing the real winners of the star-studded evening. Here are a few of our favorites and the brilliant hairstylists who made it happen. 

Janelle Monáe 

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Coiled cornrows by Nikki Nelms.

Thandie Newton

1970s-inspired waves by Nai'vasha

Nai'vasha used all DevaCurl products to create Newton's tousled curls. 

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She applied DevaCurl’s Super Stretch Coconut Curl Elongator to wet strands ensuring thorough coverage. She then separated hair into four sections to ensure product is evenly distributed. To create voluminous and loose curls, she massaged a small amount of DevaCurl SuperCream into the palm of her hands and scrunched hair from ends to roots with SuperCream while diffusing with the DevaCurl DevaDryer and DevaFuser.

Logan Browning

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Embellished faux locs by Nai'vasha.

Danai Gurira

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Textured chignon by Larry Sims using Biolage products. 

Kiki Layne 

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Twisted chignon by Larry Sims using Flawless by Gabrielle Union products. 

Ava DuVernay

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Dreadlocks with pinned-up twists to the side by Dr. Kari Williams

Lupita Nyong'o

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Low braid by Vernon Francois.

Francois embellished the braid with blue ribbon to complement Nyong'o's dress. 

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He also added volume at the crown for drama from the front. 

Sydelle Noel

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Textured extensions with crown braid by Vernon Francois.

Ryan Michelle Bathe

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High side bun by Liz Rich

Susan Kelechi Watson

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Textured fishtail braid by Ashley Lynn Hall

Amatus Sami-Karim 

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Oversize triple-looped crown braid. 

Tanika Ray

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Teased curly lob by Pashyon'ette.