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RETRO RAGE: Gwen Stefani proves that platinum isn't just for records at the Grammys in L.A. in February. She took her hair back to the future with this modern take on a vintage '60s upswept 'do -- and took home the Grammy for best rap/sung collaboration for her work with rapper Eve on "Let Me Blow Ya Mind."
EASY ELEGANCE: Jennifer Connelly showed off more than just a beautiful mind as she arrived at the Golden Globes in January. Her classic updo was a perfect complement to her plunging neckline, and set off that enviable bone structure. The 'do made her a double winner that night -- she took home a best supporting actress trophy as well as major style points.
MAKING WAVES: Kylie Minogue was nominated for best dance video at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards, proving that she has all the right moves. The same goes for her style sense -- as she proves with these sexy, tousled, honey blonde waves.
EASY DOES IT: Understated elegance is always in style -- just ask Vanessa Redgrave. The soft, low ponytail she sports at the Emmys in September give the nominee (as best actress in a miniseries or movie for her work in The Gathering Storm) a truly winning look.
LOCKDOWN: Sweet, sexy, classic, edgy -- name the look, and Reese Witherspoon can pull it off. She proves it at an L.A. charity event in February, where she shows off a choppy bob with chunky highlights, tied back on one side with a flirty barrette.
SHE'S A KNOCKOUT: At the 74th annual Oscars in March, Jada Pinkett Smith supported hubby Will, nominated for his role in Ali. The ever-poised Jada was certainly a winner that night with her neat updo, which complemented her elegant gown.
GROOVY BABY: We're just mad about the shag Helen Hunt debuted at the 2002 Oscars. For Hollywood's biggest night, she let her stylist add extensions to match the flowing lines of her dazzling dress.
RED HOT: Alicia Keys has almost single-handedly made corn-rows cooler than cool. At the 2002 Soul Train Music Awards, her braids are flush to her head -- but she makes sure her tresses stay in the spotlight by decorating them with bedazzling beads.
THE REDDER THE BETTER: Blondes may have more fun, but we prefer Moulin Rouge star Nicole Kidman with a little more, well, rouge. Her streaky, stringy look at the 2002 Golden Globes in January is one hairstyle best viewed with eyes wide shut.
SPACE AGE: When Carrie-Anne Moss took time off from filming the two upcoming Matrix thrillers to present at the 2002 Golden Globes in January, she brought her work with her to Beverly Hills -- her matted bob looks like something fit only for sci-fi.
PINK'S STINKER: Always challenging the generic pop-star image, Pink sports a B-level horror-flick style to the 44th annual Grammys in February. When it comes to this disastrous 'do, Pink plus platinum equals code red.
TRESS DISTRESS: Diva Patti LaBelle was no belle of the ball at the Grammys in February, where her unruly, plant-like 'do tops off a frightening frock.
IS SHE CLUELESS?: Brittany Murphy didn't need to say a word at the 2002 VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards -- her untamed mane spoke for itself. The rising young star of 8 Mile and last year's Riding in Cars with Boys looked as though she got trapped under a set of curlers.
LOPSIDED LOCKS: Has Kate Hudson gone from glam to grunge? It certainly looked that way as she opted for a sloppy side ponytail at August's MTV Video Music Awards in New York City.
FREE FALLING: Best supporting actress contender Kim Cattrall needed a boost at the 2002 Emmys -- for her hair, that is. Her limp locks looked lifeless -- the opposite of her live-wire Sex and the City character, Samantha.
DEJA VU: Brooke Shields arrived at July's ESPY Awards with hair to spare, forgetting that when it comes to style, less is more. With that outdated 'do, Brooke looked ready to return to The Blue Lagoon.