This year's case study: The face-framing updo.
Both Kathy Ireland and Charlize Theron wore this style to the 2010 Oscars. As you can see in the photo above, Theron looks gorgeous, while Ireland looks disheveled and overdone.
How can two styles based on the same underlying idea have such shockingly different results?
We turned to celebrity hairstylist Enzo Angileri for answers.
He created Theron's Oscars look, and the key, he says, is to not leave anything to chance. "You have to remember gravity, and chance. Things fall, and you have to anticipate that," he says. "You can't know what her hair is going to look like when she gets there," he says.
He relies on tried-and-trusted techniques to make sure hair stays in place. His mane tip: When drying the hair, he bends it at the roots, to direct the entire hair where he wants it to stay. Thanks to this process, "Charlize's hair will only move ¾ inch from her eyebrow in either direction, he says.
The right technique, combines with trustworthy products (Anglieri uses ), will ensure your 'do ends up a "do," rather than a "don't."