Wave Watch
Loose, soft waves had a major presence on the red carpet last night at the Oscars. There were the long and tumbling (Amy Adams, Natalie Portman) and Scarlett Johansson’s refreshing tousled bob.

Pixie Perfect
They’ve done it again. Both Halle Berry and Michelle Williams own this category. Berry pulled out her signature soft and spikey while Williams’ straight blonde locks are the perfect contrast to her dark brows. And their makeup? Luminous and so flawless, it hurts.

Hair Bands
Hailee Steinfeld is just fourteen so if she wants to wear a sparkly headband at her crown to match her pretty, pretty pink dress then she should! Steinfeld looked absolutely darling and looked like she was having fun doing it too. Win.

And while we’re at it, another fresh face on the red carpet who looked appropriately youthful was Oscar contender Jennifer Lawrence. Her loose but polished long hair showed Lawrence’s natural beauty.

Modern Moments
Gwyneth Paltrow’s sleek, straight center-parted hair and shimmering bronze-toned makeup were the best accessories to her liquid metal Calvin Klein dress. Even Cate Blanchett’s simple blonde crop perfectly accented, but didn’t take away from, her to-die-for lilac Givenchy armor dress.

Hostess with the Mostest...Hair
While reviews for Hathaway’s debut on the Oscar stage waiver between bad and worse, her thick brunette envy-worthy locks stayed beautiful through seven costume changes. It was up, down, pony-tailed, side- and center-parted, and even coiffed into a spiky bun (not a favorite).

Hathaway: Getty Images. All others: Fairchild Archive.