While lengthy gowns reigned supreme on the 2011 Golden Globe Awards red carpet, it was the hair that really differentiated the talented ladies who graced the awards show. Ranging from sophisticated updos to fabulous fringe, locks were styled to perfection.

Eva Longoria, Carrie Underwood and Natalie Portman wear French twist updos at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards. Photos:Frazer Harrison, Getty Images | Steve Granitz, WireImage | Jason Merritt, Getty Images

French Twists
Bringing sophistication and elegance back to the red carpet, the French twist was a refreshingly classic trend in hair at the Hollywood Foreign Press' big night. Eva Longoria looked positively polished with a twist that boasted lots of height and matched the sleek style of her black gown. Carrie Underwood let a short layer frame her face to loosen up her blond updo. And while the public's eyes were admittedly most interested in Natalie Portman's burgeoning bump, her soft, but clean French twist complemented her empire-waisted gown flawlessly.

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Amber Rilery, Olivia Wilde and Sandra Bullock don blunt bangs at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards. Photos: Jason Merritt, Getty Images | Frazer Harrison, Getty Images | Steve Granitz, WireImage

Blunt Bangs
Forget the sideswept bang, it was all about the frontal fringe at this year's Golden Globes. "Glee" vocal powerhouse Amber Riley got in on the blunt-bang craze but combined her take on the trend with bold, shiny curls swept dramatically to one side of her face. "It" girl Olivia Wilde paired her princess ball gown with modern tresses -– sporting blunt bangs paired with superlong locks. Wilde's stylist Terry Millet applied Kérastase Volumactive Mousse & Care Kérastase Volumactive to wet hair prior to blow-drying to give her straight strands texture and volume. Sandra Bullock wowed with dark, eyebrow-skimming fringe and sleek strands with pointed ends.

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Kyra Sedgwick, Piper Perabo and Jennifer Lopez keep it sleek in ponytails at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards. Photos: Jeff Vespa, WireImage | Frazer Harrison, Getty Images | Jason Merritt, Getty Images

Sleek Ponytails
When celebrities craved both height and length, they opted for sleek ponytails that offered them both. Kyra Sedgwick allowed her long bangs to frame her lovely face while sweeping her mane into a pretty pony. "Covert Affairs" star and Golden Globe nominee Piper Perabo added a bit of volume just beyond her hairline that played into her sleek blond ponytail. And new "American Idol" judge Jennifer Lopez kept her mane tightly slicked back to present her long, flowing ponytail.


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Jayma Mays, Megan Fox and Dianna Agron channel Old Hollywood with glamorous waves at thg 2011 Golden Globe Awards. Photos: Jeff Vespa, Getty Images | Jason Merritt, Getty Images | Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

Glamorous Waves
Many ladies chose to keep locks long and loose, going a bit retro with curvy strands. "Glee"'s Jayma Mays opted for a dramatic side part for her red mane with slightly messy waves. Megan Fox showed her softer, sweeter side with romantic texture that was swept to one side. And Dianna Agron was the antithesis of her villainous character Quinn Fabray with gorgeous curls pulled back from either side of her face.

If you want to achieve the red-carpet style of Lea Michele, click here for tips from her hair stylist Mark Townsend.