Viola Davis Wears Her Hair Natural at the Academy Awards

02/26/2012 at 07:30 PM ET

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Looks like she took her husband’s advice! After making waves with her striking short hairstyle on the cover of the Los Angeles Times Magazine, Viola Davis admitted that, thanks to encouragement from hubby Julius Tennon, she was planning to embrace her natural locks — and at Sunday’s Academy Awards, she did just that.

Offsetting her rich reddish crop with an emerald-hued Vera Wang gown and glamorous green earrings, Davis looked completely comfortable — and totally stunning — as she walked down the carpet to take her seat in the theater as a best actress nominee for The Help. Says the star of changing up her style, “It gives me flavor. It makes me feel like I’m spicing up my life a bit.”

Tell us: Are you glad Davis rocked her natural locks at the Oscars?

–Alex Apatoff

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Karen on

love it, she looks so much younger and fresher without that those wigs. You are rocking your do Viola!!

jay on

Viola can get it!!! lol

helen on

Come to Australia and you will be hard put finding a woman with African-heritage wearing a wig – EVER. Viola Davis is doing the most normal thing ever for an Aussie – so good on her!

Hunter Wolfe on

She rocked the look! I just did this very thing to my natural locks today, and it is such a great look for a woman of color, and many women can wear this look, not just black women! Mine is salt and pepper and it needs such little work, and I can do it in under 20 mins, and that includes a wash and conditioning, so it rocks for that alone!!

Cole on

I luv it.

deets on

It is so, so sad that in 2012 a black woman wearing her hair naturally is considered “making a statement.” John West should be ashamed of himself. She looks absolutely gorgeous.

D on

She is beautiful on the inside and it radiates outward so she looks great no matter what.

jan is on

What is the big deal about hair? Get over it America!

E-hustle Online on

She looks absolutely beautiful@

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