Beauty Hair 2010 Makeover Awards By InStyle Editors InStyle Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Our editors and writers comprise decades of expertise across the beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness spaces in print and digital. We prioritize journalistic integrity, factual accuracy, and also having fun with every story we share. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on August 18, 2010 @ 02:12PM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images, Jamie McCarthy/WireImage 2010 Makeover Awards 01 of 13 Best New Body Demis Maryannakis / Splash News, Bill Davila/startraksphoto.com A Grammy, an Oscar, a baby-oh my! After knocking down a few huge life achievements, Jennifer Hudson debuted a sleeker, smaller figure...and earned a spot on the cover of our 2010 Makeover Issue! 02 of 13 Best Range of Change Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic, Dan MacMedan/WireImage, Duffy-Marie Arnoult/WireImage, Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America The Heroes star may not have actual superpowers, but she sure has mastered the art of the quick change: One month a curly updo, the next honey blond bangs. She dabbled briefly with deep russet strands before settling on a graphic pixie. Talk about keeping the change! 03 of 13 Best Edgy Evolution Amanda Schwab/Startraksphoto.com, Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festiva Jessica Alba is some kind of fearless. She chopped her flowy locks into a shaggy bob and dropped the Chloe tiers (left) in favor of a snug leather minidress (right). She's gone from downright pretty to, well, pretty edgy. 04 of 13 Best Discovery of a Flatiron Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic.com, Frederick Breedon/WireImage.com Taylor Swift will kiss childhood behind this December, when she turns 21. How is she preparing? Test-driving sleeker, sexier strands instead of her signature princess-y curls. 05 of 13 Best Diva Redux John Parra/WireImage, Steve Granitz/WireImage, Martin Roe ./Retna Ltd./Corbis Jennifer Lopez never stopped being glam-the mother of two just covered up for a while. But La Lopez could only skip the glitz for so long-she was in full Versace bling for the Grammys (center) and kicked off summer in skintight Gianfranco Ferre sequins. Welcome back, J.Lo! 06 of 13 Best Less is More Steve Granitz/WireImage, Denise Truscello/WireImage Don't get us wrong, we loved the edgy Xtina. But when Christina Aguilera turned her graphic, raw look into something sculpted and well-groomed, her softer style turned plenty of heads. 07 of 13 Best Ingenue Upgrade Todd Williamson/WireImage, Mike Coppola/FilmMagic Glee lead Lea Michele started out 2010 as the prettiest girl at the prom. Now the most popular girl in primetime, the Emmy nominee sports slinky gowns, dramatic fringe and makeup as bold as her voice. 08 of 13 Best Clean Cuts Unimedia, GSI Media, Joe Kohen/WireImage, David Livingston/Getty Images Robert Pattinson lopped off his signature mane without sacrificing one iota of sex appeal; Adrian Grenier bid farewell to his signature curls-and introduced us all to his baby blues. 09 of 13 Best Scene-Stealing Vintage Richie Buxo / Splash News, Gene Young/Splash News, AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi For this spring's Sex and The City 2 premieres Kristin Davis teamed up with Cameron Silver of L.A.'s Decades to score the most stunning dresses from eras past. From her hot pink Jean Desses goddess gown (left), to a beaded Balmain (center) and a lemony Lacroix (right), Davis proved nearly everything gets better with age. 10 of 13 Best Short and Sweet Styles rendon Thorne/Getty Images, emal Countess/WireImage, BEImages, Sean Gallup/Getty Images Is there something about playing crazy that makes you want a crazy cute haircut? Cate Blanchett got raves for her stage portrayal of the unhinged Southern belle Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire-but there was nothing untethered about the polished, sleek pixie she debuted this summer. After Michelle Williams haunted Leonardo DeCaprio in Shutter Island, she opted for a ghostly white, impossibly adorable pixie. 11 of 13 Best Head-to-Toe George Pimentel/WireImage, Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Oscar-nominee Carey Mulligan knows how to embrace her characters-and her makeovers. With the help of peroxide, a tidy pixie and unique designer finds, the Indie actress's style choices are as finely tuned as her acting chops. 12 of 13 Best Twilight Highlights Olycom/ABACAUSA.COM, Marcel Thomas/Getty Images, Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic.com, Paul Drinkwater/NBCU Photo Bank These two Twilight Saga stars got bitten by the highlights bug-Kristen Stewart sported a sweet strawberry blond for summer; Ashley Greene lightened up her chestnut mane with a wash of champagne highlights. 13 of 13 Best Couture Overhaul Jason Kempin/Getty Images, Jamie McCarthy/WireImage Red-carpet boundaries are meant to be pushed by R&B divas. But when Ciara started favoring Riccardo Tisci's artful Givenchy (right) designs, the star went from breaking rules to just plain ruling.