With the year soon coming to an end, I can't help but reminisce about some of my favorite celebrity hair looks from 2012. This year seemed to mark the return of sophisticated updos and flirty ponytails, as long, sleek strands were pulled up into super chic and elegant styles. From Jennifer Lopez's popular oversized high buns to Jessica Alba's incredibly edgy braided side-pony, this year was filled with amazing hair moments that definitely merit mention in this countdown. It was impossible to narrow it down to one look, so check out my 12 favorite celebrity hair moments of 2012!

Camila Alves 1

Camila Alves

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Alves showed off her natural ringlets sporting a incredibly elegant curly updo during Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center this February. It was refreshing to see the Brazilian model and mom wear her long, dark strands up for a change.

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Jennifer Lopez 2

Jennifer Lopez

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La Lopez turned heads at the 84th Annual Academy Awards that took place this February in Hollwood, California. The Boricua pop star wore a sexy Zuhair Murad gown that featured a plunging neckline quite reminiscent of the green Versace dress she wore back in 2000 to the Grammy Awards. But my eyes were fixated on her perfect oversized bun. Lopez must have loved it herself, because we've caught her replicate this style a number of times over the past year.

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Selena Gomez 3

Selena Gomez

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The Spring Breakers actress looked all grown up rocking an elegant, silver Dolce & Gabbana gown at the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party. Selena’s long, dark tresses were rolled up and pinned into a sophisticated faux bob that totally complemented her retro-inspired look.

Camilla Belle 4

Camilla Belle

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The Brazilian beauty looked flawless at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City back in April. Her bombshell blowout instantly amped up her look.

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Eva Mendes 5

Eva Mendes

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Mendes switched things up at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) for the premiere of her film The Place Beyond the Pines in September wearing a trendy Prada turban on her head. The 1960s-inspired head piece went perfectly with her lace Dolce & Gabbana dress.

Adrienne Bailon 6

Adrienne Bailon

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The Empire Girls star showed off her trendy style at the Abbey Dawn by Avril Lavigne Spring 2013 fashion show at the Metropolitan Pavilion in N.Y.C. back in September rocking a chic, side-swept hairstyle. The textured waves gave the elegant ‘do a nice modern touch.

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Julissa Bermudez 7

Julissa Bermudez

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The Dominican TV host surprised us with her purple ombre locks while hosting a Fashion’s Night Out event at Aventura Mall in Miami, Florida this September. The newly dyed locks gave Julissa's look an edgier touch.

Zoe Saldana 8

Zoe Saldana

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Saldana stunned at the premiere of The Words in Hollywood, California this September wearing a gorgeous open-back gold shift dress with her hair tied back into a low, romantic ponytail.

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Dania Ramirez 9

Dania Ramirez

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The Dominican actress looked effortlessly beautiful at the 2012 ALMA Awards held this September in Pasadena, California wearing her hair swept back into an incredibly elegant low chignon. It was the perfect style to complement her gorgeous emerald green gown.

Jessica Alba 10

Jessica Alba

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Alba looked super cool at the 2012 Environmental Media Awards in September with her edgy, hybrid French braid that wrapped into a side-ponytail. The style looked great from every angle, side, back and front!

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Naya Rivera 11

Naya Rivera

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The Glee star looked absolutely stunning sporting a sexy bronze cat-eye and a totally sleek and sophisticated high ponytail at the American Horror Story: Asylum premiere in Los Angeles this October. Ponytails have made a pretty strong (and fashionable) comeback this year!

Nicole Richie 12

Nicole Richie

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Richie dazzled in a 1920s inspired gown by Lorena Sarbu at the First Annual Baby2Baby Gala event presented by Harry Winston this November. The TV personality completed her look with an elegant, old Hollywood updo.