The Best Hair and Makeup at the Grammys

Nicole Kidman: Best Blush
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The Best Hair and Makeup at the Grammys

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Rihanna: Best Bob

Rihanna: Best Bob
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The Song of the Year nominee kissed goodbye her corkscrew curls in favor ofa touchable above-the-shoulders bob. "Because she was wearing a strapless dress, we decided to go a little shorter with the hair," said Rihanna's hairstylist, Ursula Stephen. "We also were in search of a new red-and we found it!" A deep side part and kicked-up ends gave Rihanna's new color a sophisticated edge.

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Lea Michele: Best Part

Lea Michele: Best Part
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"This is Lea Michele with a bit of an edge," hairstylist Mark Townsend tellsus of the look he created for the nominee. "I hid her bangs with a middlepart, and put a new, sexy texture in her hair." Townsend spritzed three-inchsections of hair with hairspray before wrapping them around a curling iron.Once he had gone through the entire head, he misted on Dove Unscented ExtraHold Hairspray and brushed through the waves, smoothing down the part andbangs with the Oribe Original Pomade.

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Florence Welch: Best Bangs

Florence Welch - Best Hair and Makeup - Grammy Awards 2011
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Bright red strands courtesy of Zina at Myla and Davis in London was just thestart of what made Welch's hair shine. Mixed texture-pin straight bangs and air-dried waves-were substantial and free-spirited at once.

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Eva Longoria Parker: Best Ponytail

Eva Longoria Parker: Best Ponytail
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Loops of hair tucked around Eva Longoria's high, tight ponytail offset anotherwise severe style. The effect was neat and polished with a flirtyappeal.

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Heidi Klum: Best Updo

Heidi Klum: Best Updo
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An extra deep side part was the key to Heidi Klum's unfussy updo. The sexy,informal texture and low, messy twist were elegant but still approachable.

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Dianna Agron: Best Winged Eye Shadow

Dianna Agron - Best Hair and Makeup - Grammy Awards 2011
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Avon makeup artist Jillian Dempsey gave the actress sculpted, winged-outshadow and a soft, peach-toned lip. "I wanted to create a rockabilly feel with an '80s punk twist," said Dempsey. "I spent a really long time on her eye makeup." After rimming her top and bottom lashlines with Jillian Dempsey for AVON Professional Kohl Eyeliner, she followed with chocolate brown eye shadow on the lids, using a folded tissue as her guide to perfect the exaggerated cat-eye shape.

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Katy Perry: Best Two-Toned Eye Shadow

Katy Perry: Best Two-Toned Eye Shadow
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Makeup artist Jake Bailey swept lavender cream eye shadow across the lid andfollowed with a dusting of springy green shadow on the bottom lashline. "Katy's look was angelic, sparkly and ethereal," said Bailey. "I wanted to play off the textures in the dress and wings." ( Make Up For Ever Glitter provided that extra dose of bling.)

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Jennifer Hudson: Best Skin

Jennifer Hudson: Best Skin
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Jennifer Hudson's creamy mocha skin was a flawless and luminous canvas forthe rest of her look: Nude lipstick, slate eye shadow, and glossy,stick-straight strands.

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Selena Gomez: Best Pink Lipstick

Selena Gomez: Best Pink Lipstick
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In a shimmery champagne toned gown, Gomez kept things simple andmonochromatic, save for the punchy bubblegum pink gloss on her lips. Makeup artist Karan Mitchell used the Cover Girl Lip Perfection Lip Color in Siren on Gomez. It's not a flashy color, but rather just a touch brighter than her natural lip color.

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Nicole Kidman: Best Blush

Nicole Kidman: Best Blush
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A sheer wash of warm pink on the apples of her cheeks was just enough togive Nicole Kidman a romantic, English rose vibe. Bare eyes and clear glossfinished the subtle and understated glow.

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