What Was Vanessa Williams Thinking?

01/16/2007 at 06:00 AM ET

Retro looks are usually glamorous shoe-ins for the red carpet — unless you are channeling Diana Ross in Mahogany. Or maybe Beyonce in the later stages of Dreamgirls? Whatever the inspiration, Vanessa Williams went for a totally hair-raising look at last night’s Golden Globes, complete with wild curls and braids. Vanessa is clearly a beautiful woman, but maybe a few less extensions would have been a better look. Tell us: What do you think of Vanessa’s hair? Is it a retro do or a total hair don’t?

Click here for more of the Best & Worst hair at the Golden Globes, and don’t miss our Best & Worst Dresses gallery, too.

Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage

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Chrissy on

She looks awful in this picture! Her face looks like a worn-in baseball mit! Ugh, and that hair…it looks like she attended shock therapy before the awards ceremony! Terrible, terrible photo.

Diane on

What a horror show. The dead animal wrap was awful and completely unneccessary. The hair looked like she was channelling Rocky Horror Picture Show. And the whole look made her look OLD!

H on

I am not a fan at all of Vanessa’s hair. But I did like others’ big-hair look. I know People put Jennifer Love Hewitt on the “worst dressed” list, and I usually agree. However, I thought she looked elegant and classy last night.

Kim on

She was just trying to differentiate herself from how she looks on the show as Wilhemmina. She may have gone overboard a bit but I think it was just to contrast her character’s look.

dee on

I’m sorry, Vanessa Williams can wear her hair any way that she wants. This woman has survived being dethroned as Miss America and being publicly humiliated by her second husband. Yet she still continues to find much success in her life and looks better than any 43 year old has a right to look. She has shown through her longevity, perserverance, and resilence that she is truly a Miss America! She is allowed to have diva hair.

Leslie on

I don’t know what it is but I thought Vanessa Williams looked absolutely beautiful! Vanessa’s attire was on from head to toe;normally I don’t like big hair but she worked it and showed some wisdom by wearing a little bit of fur in the cold weather while everyone else walked around pretending not to be freezing. Vanessa rocked.

stylemaven on

Someone in their twenties like Beyonce could pull this off, but once you hit your mid-thirties, it is time to be classic and simple with your hair and clothing. Vanessa is beautiful, but she needs a more sophisticated, simple look.

Bunky on

I *like* Sienna Miller’s Swiss-looking thing. Given that she sometimes veers toward the masculine a bit (not sure why – she just does), a little feminine whimsy isn’t such a bad thing. On the other hand, Naomi Watts could have put a little more effort into it. Just because you’re blond doesn’t mean you don’t have to try hard like the rest of us.

astoreri on

Seriously, how does such a beautiful women let herself get talked into a hair style like this????

The big hair MIGHT have worked if she didn’t have the fur jacket on as well. With the fur coat and the big hair she really does look like a poodle.

And I pity whoever was unlucky enough to be sitting behind her!

On a side note, as a Canadian who spent last week trying not to get frost bite waiting for the bus in – 30 plus wind chill temps, I’m just curious as to how “cold” and “freezing” it was last night in hollywood?

LS on

Oh my! She always looks so polished on Betty, what has happened here?

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