These Tracee Ellis Ross Beauty Looks Will Leave Your Jaw on the Floor
Tracee Ellis Ross isn't just known for her role as Dr. Rainbow "Bow" Johnson on Black-ish and its spin-offs — she's also known as one of the most fashion-forward queens in Hollywood. With her larger-than-life curls, bold lip colors, and flashy ensembles, the daughter of Motown legend Diana Ross is never afraid to take a risk on the red carpet, and we love her for it. Of course, it shouldn't be a surprise that Ross's hair is always on point, considering she owns Pattern Beauty, a hair-care line for curly hair. We've rounded up some of her best beauty looks of all time, and spoiler alert: they're all stunners.
Tracee Ellis Ross's Colorful Winged Eyeliner at the Versace Fall 2019 Fashion Show
Ross arrived at the Versace fall 2019 fashion show with a slicked-back updo, a playful red lip, and dual-color winged eyeliner.
Tracee Ellis Ross's Voluminous Curls at the Marie Claire's Image Makers Awards in 2018
It's hard to forget Ross's voluminous curls, deep red lip, and rosy blush at Marie Claire's 2018 Image Maker Awards.
Tracee Ellis Ross's Long Braids at the Grammy Awards in 2019
At the 2019 Grammys, Ross stole the show with her extralong cornrow braids, which just skimmed the hem of her jacket. She finished off the look with shimmery bronze eyeshadow and an understated lip color.
Tracee Ellis Ross's Purple Eyeshadow at the NAACP Image Awards in 2020
Ross brought major '80s vibes to the 2020 NAACP Image Awards with her metallic purple eyeshadow (which just so happened to match her dress) and coral lip.
Tracee Ellis Ross's Auburn Twist at the "Vanities" 20th Anniversary Celebration in 2012
For the "Vanities" 20th anniversary celebration back in 2012, Ross was also unrecognizable with her auburn-tinted french twist and side bangs with a glamorous swoop.
Tracee Ellis Ross's Curtain Bangs at the NAACP Image Awards in 2016
Ross was the picture of sophistication at the 2016 NAACP Image Awards with her center-parted springy bangs and short curls secured at the nape of her neck. Let's not forget that subtle sparkly pink eyeshadow.
Tracee Ellis Ross's Bright Pink Lipstick at the Emmy Awards in 2018
Ross turned heads at the 2018 Emmy Awards thanks to her hot-pink lips (which matched her dress, of course), slick ballerina bun, and tangerine eyes. The secret to her bold eye look: her shadow was actually lipstick.
Tracee Ellis Ross's Short Curls at Art of Elysium's Heaven Gala in 2012
With her bouncy, shoulder-length curls, silvery eyeshadow, and bright red lips, it was impossible to ignore Ross at Art of Elysium's Heaven Gala in 2012.
Tracee Ellis Ross's Cat-Eye Look at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party in 2019
Ross's smoky black-and-gold cat eye at the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscars party deserved all the awards (as did her slicked-back curls).
Tracee Ellis Ross's Bouffant at the Met Gala in 2018
Ross's thick eyeliner at the 2018 Met Gala was only made more dramatic by her gravity-defying bouffant (though unfortunately, her hair was so voluminous that it got stuck in SZA's headpiece when they tried to take a selfie).
Tracee Ellis Ross's Modern Bantu Knots at the Refugee Exhibit in 2016
Ross put a modern twist on classic Bantu knots at the 2016 opening of the Refugee exhibit by coiling her hair into several loose, spiral buns.
Tracee Ellis Ross's Thick Eyeliner at the Golden Globe Awards in 2018
With her red lipstick and thick, charcoal-hued eyeliner, Ross looked like a straight-up goddess at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards. Even more striking was her silky black turban, which she wore in support of the Time's Up movement.
Tracee Ellis Ross's Smoky Eye at the Pre-Oscar Awards Dinner in 2018
Ross stunned at the pre-Oscar Awards dinner in 2018 with her voluminous, slicked-back ponytail and dark purple smoky eye.
Tracee Ellis Ross's Low Ponytail at the Golden Globe Awards in 2017
Though it was hard to look away from Ross's sparkly jewels at the 2017 Golden Globes, her red lip and her voluminous, slicked-back low ponytail also caught our attention.
Tracee Ellis Ross's Intricate Braid at the Pre-Oscar Awards Dinner in 2019
Ross arrived at the pre-Oscar Awards dinner with a long, sleek braid, which incorporated a blue-and-yellow scarf. Her look was made even cooler by her soft-blue smoky eye.
Tracee Ellis Ross's Pink Cheeks at MOCA's 35th Anniversary Gala in 2014
Ross looked sweet as can be at MOCA's 35th anniversary Gala in 2014 with her sleek high bun, purple lips, and bright pink cheeks.
Tracee Ellis Ross's Side Part at the InStyle Awards in 2018
At the 2018 award show, Ross looked like the epitome of glamour with her deep side part and full-bodied curls. She completed her look with a dark pink lip and matching eyeshadow.
Tracee Ellis Ross's French Braid at the CFDA Fashion Awards in 2016
At the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards, Ross pulled her hair back into a tight french braid that fell to her waist, and she paired it with bright red lips and shimmering gold eyeshadow.
Tracee Ellis Ross's Looped Braids at the British Fashion Awards in 2019
For the British Fashion Awards in 2019, Ross sported two eye-catching braids styled in large loops on either side of her head, making her look even more angelic than usual. Her braided loop hairstyle was complemented by the Twiggy-style mascara on her lower lashes.
Tracee Ellis Ross's Curly Bangs at Variety's Power of Women Luncheon in 2015
Ross looked totally powerful at Variety's 2015 Power of Women luncheon with her barrel-curled, side-swept bangs, sock bun, and pale pink lips.
Tracee Ellis Ross's Blue Eyeshadow at the Make Equality Reality Gala in 2018
Ross brought all the drama to the 2018 Make Equality Reality Gala with her electric-blue eyeshadow, big curls, and dark pink lipliner.
Tracee Ellis Ross's Topknot at the NAACP Image Awards in 2019
Ross looked majorly romantic at the 2019 NAACP Image Awards with her delicately teased topknot and doll blush.
Tracee Ellis Ross's Braided Updo at the Black Women in Hollywood Awards Gala in 2017
For the 2017 Black Women in Hollywood Awards gala, Ross wore her hair in a complicated braided updo, which she complemented with subtly shimmery eye makeup and a frosted pink lip.
Tracee Ellis Ross's Feathered Hair at the Motown: The Musical Opening Night in 2013
Ross brought it back to the '70s for the 2013 opening night of Motown: The Musical with her pretty feathered hair, nude lips, and heavy eyeliner.
Tracee Ellis Ross's Gold Eyeshadow at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party in 2020
Ross looked just like an Oscar at the Vanity Fair afterparty with her shiny gold shadow (which, naturally, matched her dress), coral matte lipstick, and chic low bun.