The annual 69th Golden Globe Awards took place on Sunday, January 15th in Los Angeles, California, and celebrities looked every bit as stunning as everyone expected. If you're looking for the ultimate glamor look for 2012, take a peek at the following celebrity hairstyles from the much awaited event!

Celebrities dazzled on the red carpet on Sunday, January 15, 2012 at the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California. Because celebrities want to look their best especially when it comes to highly mediated red carpet events they turn towards the best hairstylists and fashion designers in the industry, making them a great source of inspiration for a new look change. If you're ready to draw inspiration for your next hairdo, take a peek at the best celebrity hairstyles from the 2012 Golden Globes and recreate the hairstyles that best characterize you.

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Some of the best seasonal looks that exude a high dose of elegance without looking too sophisticated are loose hairstyles that feature an intense shine and enhanced texture. Luscious glam waves, soft swirly curls and high volume coiffures are definitely a perfect choice when it comes to formal and less formal events as their laid-back, natural style makes them a perfect option for various occasions. Whether you opt for a high vintage glam waves look such as teen actress Ariel Winter, effortless chic soft curls like Salma Hayek and Jessica Biel or you wish to channel your inner '70s diva like actress Zoey Deschanel, you can't fail with these looks. Keep in mind that a high-shine finish is a definite must when it comes to simple hairstyles as the light which will be reflected by the hair will emphasize the elegance and health of your locks, making them look expensive and glamorous.

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One of the best and most classical approach to formal hairstyles is represented by the timeless updo. Updo hairstyles can do wonders for your look as they expose features, the neck and shoulders. There are a variety of gorgeous updo styles to turn towards but it seems that the most popular ones this year are side swept low buns just like Charlize Theron's twisted 'do and loose wavy textured updos just like the hairstyles worn by beauty icons Jessica Alba, Kate Winslet and Emma Stone. These hairstyles are infused with class and romanticism, so you'll be more likely to succeed reaching perfection when turning towards a stylish updo to enhance your beauty and style at a formal event.

Side swept and half up/half down hairstyles are a great option for women who feature a longer hair length, as these hairstyles accentuate the length without causing it to lose its elegance. Styles like Jenna Dewan Tatum's ultra glam side swept coiff, Hannah Simone's clean half up style and Sophia Vergara's side swept hair look red carpet ready if the hair's texture is enhanced to perfection. A few bobby pins placed strategically can dramatically alter your look without too much effort, so no wonder that half up/half down hairstyles are maintaining a top position among the favorite formal hairstyles of celebs.

However, since short hairstyles have managed to cause a stir these past couple of years, actress Michelle Williams shows that a short crop can look seriously glam when accessorized. An embellished, glitzy glam hair accessory can give you a more sophisticated allure, so dare to experiment and make your hair look different every time by playing with various hair accessories.

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