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Anne Hathaway’s simple pulled-back style perfectly frames her face and doesn’t detract from the details of her dress. By loosely combing her hair back at the temples into a knot she steers clear of looking too matronly. Jim Spellman/WireImage.com
She proves that bouffant is not a dirty word. She opts for all-out glamour with this sleek look. This style requires a lot of effort to create — every hair is accounted for — but the end result is worth the time.