Sure, you've never had a personal stylist or set foot on a red carpet — but that doesn't mean pulling off one of this season's glamorous dos is out of the question. Here we have the most elegant styles from this year's Academy Awards — and tips on how to create these evening hairstyles yourself.What would your favorite celebrity hairstyle look like on you? Try it on in our Virtual Hair Salon!
Kathryn Bigelow became the fist female to nab a best director statue — something certain to put her in the history books — and her look for the evening spoke to the qualities that have brought her this far. She opted for a sleek, no-nonsense do, parted straight down the middle with very little fuss or flounce, yet the hair length and controlled waves are simultaneously feminine and assertive. Read our Q&A with the Oscar winner here. Jason Merritt/GettyImages.com