Kerry Washington Has The Most Versatile Hairstyles In Hollywood — This Look Is Proof

What can’t she do?

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Kerry Washington’s entire career is built on her endless versatility — be it in acting roles, behind-the-scenes work, or her red carpet appearances. While her best hairstyles all carry the same elegance, the looks themselves couldn’t be more different. Look back at her greatest hits.

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Ethereal is the only way to describe this romantic half-up hairstyle that shows off Kerry Washington’s gorgeous natural curl pattern. Her curly bangs frame the face and add tons of volume and detail to her otherwise-low-key look.Mike Coppola/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
Everyone remembers the moment Kerry Washington’s pageboy haircut hit the red carpet. The extreme length and unexpected style — not to mention the chic short bangs — immediately grabbed the Internet’s attention with its Joan Of Arc-esque shape.Charley Gallay/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
At once so sophisticated and more than a little sexy, Kerry Washington’s side-parted bob at the 2020 Golden Globes. The deep part puts the spotlight on her high cheekbones and, as one of the last red carpet looks the world saw ahead of the pandemic, provided endless bob haircut inspo.Steve Granitz/WireImage/Getty Images
Now this is what you call a power ponytail. While a few of Kerry Washington’s ponies made this list, they’re all so different. This teased-crown version lands near the top. The concentration of volume at the top of her head makes the flowing, curled tail stand out — and emphasizes her nude lipstick.Ethan Miller/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
Kerry Washington’s braids and twists always make a statement, but her long, auburn-highlighted feed-ins at Sundance are on another level. Accenting the hip-length braids with wooden beads — that match her geometric coat, of course — it’s a masterclass in accessorizing.George Pimentel/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
Kerry Washington can pull off long, tousled bangs like no one else — and her 2019 Emmys look is all the proof needed. The bangs’ eye-grazing length adds some sultry, French-girl flair while the long ponytail, smoky eyes, and delicate pink lip are pure Hollywood.Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
Because Kerry Washington’s red carpet moments are always so versatile, seeing her with a straightforward hairstyle — like this long, silky-straight look — packs a serious punch, too. By going for a simpler hairstyle, her dark blue smoky eyeshadow feels so cool and casual.Steve Granitz/WireImage/Getty Images
With her glossy, defined curls piled high in a glamorous updo, Kerry Washington was a standout celebrity at the 2018 Oscars after-party. Her perfectly-formed spiral-curl bangs add more than a little whimsy and romance to the glittering look.Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
Kerry Washington loves to play with extreme lengths, both very short and very long. This cascading, center-parted ponytail may fall past her hips, but it does so without sacrificing any volume or movement along the way.Kevin Winter/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
It’s the little details that make Kerry Washington’s hair so consistently excellent, and this red carpet updo is no exception. Seemingly simple at first glance, the voluminous bun is arranged in a looped, braided pattern that adds eye-catching texture and shape. Emma McIntyre/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

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