BOUFFANT
CHARLIZE THERON
She sported high hair "to balance the bow" on her dress, says Christian Dior makeup artist Shane Paish.

FALSE LASHES
JENNIFER LOPEZ
No easy updo here. La Lopez slicked hers back, the better to bat her enormous eyelashes.

STRAIGHT HAIR
QUEEN LATIFAH
With flat-ironed locks the Queen (along with Jennifer Aniston) refused to ride the Oscar wave.

RETRO CURLS
SALMA HAYEK
Unlike the undone styles on other actresses, her hair was a chic nod to Old Hollywood.

RED LIPS
MICHELLE WILLIAMS
Her side-swept hair was soft and sweet but her lips were a standout red.