As for the makeup, Theron got it just right with nude, natural colours on the eyes, cheeks and lips. If this look is anything to go by, she will be ruling the red carpet this awards season.
How do you rate Charlize's knotted hair? We asked Toni & Guy's International Artistic Director for an expert opinion. Indira Schauwecker said, "Braids are a great way of adding an ethereal twist to both your day-to-day style and eveningwear hair. Charlize Theron's look is essentially a 'French' plait braided horizontally through the hair rather than vertically for a touch of grown-up glamour".
Let us know how you rate Theron's look and if you fancy giving this plait a go, here's Schauwecker's DIY style cheat sheet:
Step One - Brush your hair into a side ponytail and secure with a clear elastic
Step Two - Take a small section of hair and wind around the ponytail to disguise the elastic.
Step Three - Braid the length of the ponytail and secure with a clear elastic.
Step Four - Direct the braid horizontally across the head and fold the end in on itself to disguise the elastic.
Step Five - Pin in place to secure and finish with label.m hairspray.
See which other leading ladies wowed at the Critics' Choice Awards last night.
- Stacy Keibler and George Clooney in Armani
- Stacy Keibler in Armani
- Leonardo DiCaprio
- Charlize Theron in Alaia
- Michelle Williams in Chanel
- Brad Pitt
- Diane Kruger in Prada
- Tilda Swinton in YSL
- Emma Stone in Jason Wu
- Jessica Chastain in Balenciaga
- Viola Davis in Raoul
- Evan Rachel Wood in Valentino
- Elle Fanning in Rodarte
- Chloe Moretz in Chanel
- Elizabeth Olsen in Pucci
- Shailene Woodley in Calvin Klein
- Busy Philipps
- Judy Greer
- Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji
- Ahna O'Reilly
- Berenice Bejo in Elie Saab
- The cast of The Help
- The cast of The Artist
- Kirsten Dunst in Christian Dior