Wildest Hair and Makeup Looks

Gwen Stefani's Braided Knots
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Wildest Hair and Makeup Looks

01 of 09

Jennifer Lopez's Exaggerated Bun

Jennifer Lopez,hair
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Buns don't have to be reserved for the local librarian! This year the classic hairstyle surfaced on the red carpet, bigger than ever. Jennifer Lopez fancied a high, exaggerated bun that looked elegant with her classic drop earrings. Hairstylist Ken Paves invented what he calls a "hair face lift" with Lopez on the set of The Wedding Planner. "We've been loyal to the high ponytail or bun ever since. Pulling hair up and back from behind the ears makes you look years younger, and she loves it," says Paves.

02 of 09

Kate Bosworth's Electric Blue Eyeshadow

Kate Bosworth's Electric Blue Eyeshadow
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2008 brought a wave of electrifying eye shadow trends and those who dared sampled a plethora of Crayola-reminiscent colors. Revived from its days in the 80's past, blue was a popular choice and stars like Kate Bosworth boldly rocked the shade. The actress complimented her lighter eyes with a frothy aqua shade and kept the look from being overbearing by adding a nude lip.

03 of 09

Scarlett Johansson's Cat Eyes

Scarlett Johansson's Cat Eyes
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Stars got a little catty this year-with their eyes that is- extending the angle of their eyeliners and shadows for a sultry look. "This look works for just about anyone," says makeup artist Linda Hay. "It's always chic, timeless and ageless." Scarlett Johansson took a dramatic approach to the cat eye with a smoky, almond-shaped application.

04 of 09

Fergie's Mile-long Ponytail

Fergie's Mile-long Ponytail
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Thanks to modern hair techniques, whimsically long hair isn't just a Rapunzel fairytale. Fergie went for all-out extremes by pulling her coif into a sleek style with the help of a hair piece. The height and slicked-back sides of the ponytail helped to accentuate The Duchess's striking cheekbones resulting in an look that that was glamorously appropriate for the red carpet.

05 of 09

Victoria Beckham's Spiky Hair

Victoria Beckham, wide headbands
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Stylist's shears worked overtime this year as some of Hollywood's leading ladies leaned toward short and shorter styles. Mid-year Victoria Beckham broke out from the pack and chopped her shoulder-length, bang enhanced bob into a spiky androgynous cut. "Short hair on Victoria is most becoming," says hairstylist Garren of the Garren New York Salon, who cut the stars hair into the gamine crop. "When I spoke to Victoria, I was smitten by all the energy she has….with her incredible face shape, and beautiful eyes, it was clear, the hair had to go."

06 of 09

Alexis Bledel's Hot Pink Lips

Alexis Bledel's Hot Pink Lips
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As makeup trends veered towards color experimentation, amped up pink lips became a fresh and modern go-to look on the red carpet this year. "Hot pink lips look great on virtually everyone, especially if you pair it with a bold liquid liner on your lids and peachy-pink cheeks," says celebrity makeup artist Amy Nadine. Alexis Bledel brought out her piercing baby blue eyes with a bright pink lipstick that looked graceful with minimal makeup and sleek hair.

07 of 09

Evan Rachel Wood's Full Face Makeup

Evan Rachel Wood's Full Face Makeup
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Every once in awhile more is more as illustrated by Evan Rachel Wood who worked a number of bolder makeup trends to give an overall wow-factor. Wood's pale foundation set the stage for her night time look while her two-toned emerald eye shadow and shiny pink lips turned up the volume for an intensely exciting result. "I love the arrival of emerald shadow, it's a beautiful color for most skin tones," says makeup artist Linda Hay. Wood let her makeup take center stage by wearing a black dress, a move that made the over all affect chic and not clownish.

08 of 09

Rihanna's Blue and Platinum Streaks

Rihanna's Blue and Platinum Streaks
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From her neon nails to her edgy outfits to her endless roster of "I want that!" hairstyles, one thing's for sure Rihanna was not afraid to step outside of the box with her style this year. At the MTV music awards the trendsetting star enhanced her short, tussled 'do with punk-inspired streaks platinum and blue-which matched her eyeliner.

09 of 09

Gwen Stefani's Braided Knots

Gwen Stefani's Braided Knots
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Sure she's a mother of two, but hasn't that caused Gwen Stefani to forego her unique style for something more subdued. In the spring, the songbird wore a braided up-do that's stylish and functional: hair stays out of the face all day and off your neck in the hot summer months!

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