2011 People's Choice Awards: Chic Chignons Were Everywhere

At last night's People's Choice Awards, Emma Roberts, Taylor Swift, Lucy Hale and Aly Michalka showed us that just because you're rocking a fancy-schmancy dress with fancy-schmancy jewelry, doesn’t mean your strands have to be all stiff and shellacked. The girls all chose to pair their above-the-knee designer cocktail dresses and GORGEOUS jewelry with perfectly imperfect updos.

EMMA ROBERTS: Emma, who will star in Scream 4, emphasized her classic beauty with Carla Amorim 18K rose gold earrings and a simple french twist. She parted her hair, then smoothed it back behind her ears for a sleek (but not gelled down) look.

Emma Roberts at the People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 5.
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TAYLOR SWIFT: Taylor won the People's Choice Award for Favorite Country Artist, but her signature ladylike updo is a hair winner in our book. No matter how often she whips her hair up into this curly look, it never gets old.

Taylor Swift at the People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 5.
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LUCY HALE: Lucy, another Scream 4 star, finger combed her thick, super-shiny locks to one side before pinning it all into a no-fuss bun. The breezy 'do was the perfect balance to her bold makeup.

Lucy Hale at the People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 5.
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ALY MICHALKA: Hellcats star Aly Michalka, pinned her naturally wavy strands into an off-centered messy chignon. She let the fringe around her hairline free-fall for a casual look that helped tone down her sequins dress.

Aly Michalka at the People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 5.
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+ Which celebrity wore a chignon best — Emma, Taylor, Lucy, or Aly?