The 2023 Film Independent Spirit Awards were held on March 4, 2023, in Santa Monica, California. The hairstyles were many of the same looks that have inundated the red carpet this awards season. There were several formal updos worth a second look, the most notable being Stephanie Hsu’s sleek updo.
Standout Hairstyle: Stephanie Hsu – Sleek Formal Updo
Celebrity Hairstylist: Brian Fisher
Everything Everywhere All At Once actress Stephanie Hsu hit the red carpet with an oh-so-chic, sleek formal updo by celebrity hairstylist Brian Fisher. Hsu won the award for Best Breakout Performance for her work in Everything Everywhere All At Once for her role as Joy Wang / Jobu Tupaki.
Michelle Yeoh – Vintage Updo
Celebrity Hairstylist: Aaron Light
Everything Everywhere All At Once actress Michelle Yeoh attended the event with a vintage updo by celebrity hairstylist Aaron Light. Yeoh was the big winner of the night, winning Best Lead Performance for her work in Everything Everywhere All At Once as Evelyn Wang.
Cate Blanchett – Medium Length Beach Waves Hairstyle
Celebrity Hairstylist: Robert Vetica
Tár actress Cate Blanchett attended the event with her usual medium-length beach waves hairstyle by celebrity hairstylist Robert Vetica. Blanchett was nominated for Best Lead Performance for her work in the film Tár as Lydia Tár.
Monica Barbaro – Wavy Bob
Celebrity Hairstylist: Eddie Cook
Gabrielle Union – Long Curled Hairstyle
Celebrity Hairstylist: Larry Sims
The Inspection actress Gabrielle Union attended with a long curled hairstyle by celebrity hairstylist Larry Sims. Union was nominated for Best Supporting Performance for her work in The Inspection as Inez French.
Aubrey Plaza – Simple Updo
Celebrity Hairstylist: Mark Townsend
Claire Foy – Romantic Soft Waves Hairstyle
Celebrity Hairstylist: Christian Wood
Women Talking actress Claire Foy attended with a romantic soft waves hairstyle by celebrity hairstylist Christian Wood. Foy won The Robert Altman Award along with fellow cast members for her work in Women Talking.
Rooney Mara – Simple Sleek Updo
Celebrity Hairstylist: Adir Abergel
Women Talking actress Rooney Mara attended the event with a sleek, simple updo by celebrity hairstylist Adir Abergel. Rooney also won The Robert Altman Award along with fellow cast members for her work in Women Talking.
Simona Tabasco – Medium Beach Waves Hairstyle
Celebrity Hairstylist: Marcus Francis
Sharon Horgan – Long Curled Hairstyle (2023)
Celebrity Hairstylist: Dicky Collins
Aimee Carrero – Low Ponytail (2023)
Celebrity Hairstylist: Aviva Jansen Perea