Best Oscar Hair & Makeup

Forget the dates, the dresses, even the awards. These 10 stars stole the show at the 2012 Academy Awards with their amazing hair and makeup looks

Maya Rudolph oscars 2012 perfect curls

Maya Rudolph’s perfect curls

Maya Rudolph took an old-Hollywood hairstyle but made it look totally modern. The secret: Keeping the final look loose, not stiff. To try this hairstyle, make a deep side part in your hair and bring all your hair over to one shoulder (use bobby pins at the back of your head to keep hair in place). Then curl your hair, varying the size of the hair sections you curl and the direction you curl to keep it natural-looking. Make sure the curl that frames your face is curled back and away from your face. Finish by very gently finger combing curls and spraying with a light-hold hairspray.