When it comes time to planning your look for awards night, choosing a hair and makeup style can often be quite difficult. Luckily, there are plenty of past awards ceremonies, filled with the most stylish of celebrities, that we can look back on for hair and makeup inspiration and ideas.

Pearls and Pink
For a flirty and feminine awards night look, take inspiration from Rihanna, who was recently seen in one of her girliest looks yet. Create a deep side part in your hair, allowing one side to fall alluringly over one eye. On the opposite side, hold the style in place with a line of pearly hair barrettes, pairing this with bubblegum-pink lip gloss.

Rooney Mara

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A Double Ponytail with Cat Eyes
A double ponytail is a fantastic style for those who do not like to wear their hair down, but who are bored of standard ponytails. Rooney Mara has recently sported this architectural style, and it is one that is not too hard to replicate yourself. Begin with sleek, ironed hair, making a parting from ear to ear. Tie the top section into a high ponytail, and then secure the bottom section a few inches below it, finally connecting both ponytails with elastic that matches your hair color. This chic style always looks fabulous when paired with cat eyes, which are easily created by using an eyeliner to create an upward wing out from the corners of your eyes.

A Faux Bob with Minimal Makeup
For those of you who have longer locks that you love to experiment with, a faux bob is a great style to try out. Brunette actress Alicia Vikander pulls this look off brilliantly, pinning up her soft waves at the base of her neck to create the faux bob. A choker around your neck will help to accentuate your hair’s new length, while minimal bronze makeup will ensure that the style does not look too Old Hollywood.

Jennifer Lawrence

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Light Waves with Dark Lips
The contrast between light and dark always stands out from the crowd at an awards night, and celebrities such as Hilary Duff and Kate Hudson are frequently seen with this pairing. While Duff tends to opt for textured tousled waves, Hudson prefers tighter ringlets, which are just as easy to create by using a smaller curling iron and leaving the ends of each piece straight. Hudson’s apple-red lips perfectly complement the ringlets, while Duff usually chooses a deeper wine-red to wear with her waves. Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence is another star that regularly flaunts this look, pairing a blonde beachy bob with cherry-red lips.

There are so many different glamorous hair and makeup styles that are befitting for just about any awards night, from the faux bob with minimal makeup to a structured double ponytail with intense cat eyes. While some of these looks may not suit your hair type or skin tone, others will complement it beautifully, so it is important to experiment with a wide variety before narrowing down the options and coming to a final decision.