And the Oscar For Best Hairstyle Goes to Brad Pitt and His Petite Messy Bun
There were statement-making hairstyles aplenty at this year's Oscars — Halle Berry's new microbob, Margot Robbie's bangs, Chloé Zhao's pigtail braids — but I personally went to bed dreaming about Brad Pitt's man bun after the show wrapped on Sunday night. The seasoned actor rolled up to Union Station in Los Angeles with his sun-kissed hair pulled back into a petite, nape-grazing bundle, thus providing me with summer hair inspo and simultaneously reigniting my nearly defunct man-bun obsession. It's like he knew he had to one-up himself following that emotional speech he gave after winning his first acting Oscar last year or something.
We first caught a glimpse at Pitt's internet-breaking look when he took the stage to present Minari's Yuh-Jung Youn with the best supporting actress award. He watched on from side stage as she delivered an impossibly endearing acceptance speech that began with her shooting her shot with Pitt. I mean, can you blame her?! It's the power of the Brad Bun™. We were then graced with a closer look at the actor's sexy hairstyle when he escorted Youn backstage, revealing that his bun was quite small and perfectly tousled. It's unclear whether he enlisted help from a professional hairstylist or simply threw his hair into the low bun himself, but I sincerely hope it's the latter.
Of course, I couldn't settle for swooning Pitt's Oscars hairstyle solely via front-facing red carpet photos. I needed to fully admire that beloved bun from every darn angle, so I rewatched his midshow appearance and captured every necessary screenshot, as one does. Please join me in admiring Pitt's glorious bun moment ahead, and catch me trying to re-create the effortless Brad Bun™ this summer.
Alright, I couldn't resist including some red carpet snaps first, even though they don't fully display the bun in question. I have a feeling you won't mind though, reader.
Get a load of that lift at his roots. His hair doesn't look one bit matted down or greasy like mine usually does when I try to pull off a casual low bun. Bravo, Pitt — bravo. And those piecey, face-framing strands. He knows what he's doing.
I repeat: that. LIFT!
A quick side note: his jewelry game was also on freakin' point.
Excuse me while I frame this photo of my new favorite Hollywood duo.
And now, for the highly anticipated rear view. As you can see, Pitt's bun was the perfect mix of polished and messy.
Good heavens, his hair is so shiny. Did he prep for the Oscars with a hair mask? Did he spritz on some hairspray before heading to the show? I urgently need the full rundown.
The small-but-mighty bun hit just at his collar, and the style really accentuated the sun-kissed color of his hair, wouldn't you agree? And no, I'm still not over how effing shiny it is.
Is it weird to say that those little strands of hair poking out of his bun are turning me on? Welp, too late — it's been said, and there's no turning back.
Check out the video above to relive Youn's incredible Oscars speech and to see Pitt's man bun in motion for yourself.