Updos are to the red carpet what UGGs are to the mall: a ubiquitous look that everyone and their mother -- or in Hollywood's case, publicist -- is wearing. So we wanted to call out the ladies who wore their hair up yet still managed to stand out from the sea of standard evening styles.
Emma Stone sported a cool twisted bun that complemented her minimalist peachy-pink Calvin Klein Collection gown. After blow-drying Stone's hair straight, TRESemmé celebrity stylist Mara Roszak teased it and pulled it back into a mid-height ponytail. She then divided the pony in half and twisted the two sections around each other. She finished the style by wrapping the twisted hair into a bun and securing with pins.
Eva Longoria was kind of a snooze in the fashion department, but we loved that she eschewed the go-to loose chignon for a sleeker, more classic style. According to the star's hair pro, Ken Paves, the updo was inspired by a '60s era Sophia Loren. If you want to try out this look, but don't have long, thick hair, Paves recommends using Hairdo Bump Up the Volume ($99, qvc.com).
Hailee Steinfeld may be all of 14 years old, but the True Grit star held her own among the stylish crowd on the red carpet. Her super high slicked-back pony looked more chic than cheerleader and showed off her pretty face. Suave Professionals celebrity stylist Jenny Cho flat-ironed Steinfeld's hair in one-inch sections before putting it up in a ponytail. To ensure that the style looked extra sleek, Cho misted hairspray on a toothbrush and smoothed any flyaways at the neck, ears and hairline.
Lea Michele balanced out her prissy pink Oscar de la Renta dress with a textured style that appeared to be coming undone. "I played off the movement and ruffles of her gorgeous gown to give her a loose chignon that was all about soft, subtle glamour," says Dove celebrity hairstylist Mark Townsend. After curling her hair with a three-quarter-inch iron, Townsend twisted it into a messy side-swept chignon, leaving the shorter layers loose, especially on the left side of the star’s face.