It's a night where fortunes are made – and trends defined, as the stars roll out the most up-to-date looks for the Brits. We've already highlighted the dramatic, straight, blunt-cut fringe as premiered by the likes of Keira Knightley and Penelope Cruz at recent film awards ceremonies and premieres. And its re-emergence was confirmed at the Brits by Alesha Dixon and Katy Perry – both of whom wearing their hair poker straight.
The major trend of the night, though, was beautiful, voluminous, wavy hair worn down around the shoulders. All of Girls Aloud - bar Sarah Harding, who wore her short hair with a 20s-style, slicked down Marcel-wave from a deep side parting - had their hair waved and dressed with maximum oomph.
And so did pals Fearne Cotton and Holly Willoughby who followed Duffy in having their hair also backcombed and tied back at the crown for a Sixties effect that adds lots of height at the crown to unfailingly flatter the face. It looks like it's back to the rollers, then, ladies.