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Finally! Hairstyling Gets Recognized by the Academy Awards

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Although their categories don't get as much spotlight as the acting ones, makeup and costuming have been mainstays of the Oscars. However, 2013 will be the first year that hairstylists will get their due. The newly-renamed Makeup and Hairstyling Award means that hair and makeup people will have to split their prize, but it's a huge step up from hairstylists getting zero recognition.

Take last year's winner in the makeup category, for example: The Iron Lady. While the makeup team who transformed Meryl Streep into Margaret Thatcher deserve their kudos, the hair team did a helluva job too. As for who should be nominated in the first year for this award? Too soon to say, but we definitely don't want to acknowledge the person who made Emma Stone go back to blonde.
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