Other than finding the ultimate red carpet dress, come awards season, or any other big do for that matter, there's also the important question of make-up and hair.
The trick to getting the ideal beauty look for an event is to ensure that it complements your outfit. Although you want it to look great it its own right, it can't be too bold so that it overpowers the frock.
Over 2014, there were so truly astonishing and beautiful make-up and hairstyles spotted on the red carpet. Big hair was in this year, with many an A-lister opting for backcombed styles.
Other popular choices were bright colours such as pink and purple, and the bob (we're looking at you Jourdan Dunn and Coco Rocha) made a come back too.
Here, we've selected our favourite looks from Natalie Dormer's shaved head to Scarlett Johansson's androgynous crop, and why they made it into our list.
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