WHO DID WHO
WITH THE WHIRLWIND OF TOP BEAUTY NAMES SPILLING INTO LOS ANGELES ON OSCAR WEEK — AND THOSE OFFERING FREE SERVICES AT VARIOUS HOTELS AND LOCALES AROUND BEVERLY HILLS — IT’S GOTTEN HARDER TO TELL WHO REALLY DID WHAT TO WHOM ON THE BIG NIGHT. AS OF PRESS TIME, HERE’S WHO WAS BOOKED TO TRANSFORM THE MAJOR NOMINEES AND PRESENTERS SUNDAY.

Byline: Merle Ginsberg

JULIA ROBERTS: New York-based editorial stylist Serge Normant of the Jed Root Agency in New York did her hair, as he did for the Golden Globes (where she wore it smooth and swooped up) and the Screen Actors Guild awards (where it was long and wavy). He’s been doing Roberts’s hair for years, as well as Ellen Barkin’s. Genevieve Herr tended to her makeup.

LAURA LINNEY: Cloutier’s Myles Haddad did Linney’s hair, as he has for all her awards-season events this year: the Oscar nominees luncheon, the Golden Globes and the SAG awards. “She’s open and versatile,” said Haddad, “And a great canvas to work on. She’s very real. We won’t be doing tiaras or hairpieces on Laura.” Linney counted on Joanne Schlip for makeup.

JOAN ALLEN: Cloutier hair and makeup artist Cathy Highland — who also had Helena Bonham Carter and Heidi Klum in her chair — performed double-duty on Allen, as she has since she met her when the actress began promoting “The Contender.” Terri Apanasewicz, also from Cloutier, assisted. “I see Joan younger and sexier and more vivacious than people have seen her in the past,” says Highland. “I love doing extensions on her hair. We did three pieces for the SAG awards, and it knocked 20 years off her!”

MARCIA GAY HARDEN: Veteran Cloutier hairstylist Richard Marin (whose clients include Holly Hunter, Joan Cusack, Lisa Kudrow and Neve Campbell) handled Harden’s hair at her home before the Oscars. “Marcia said to me, ‘Everyone thinks I really look like Lee Krasner [her film character in “Pollack], so let’s do something very different.”‘ Cloutier’s Collier Strong (Gwyneth Paltrow, Marlee Matlin) gave her makeup what he calls “an airy quality, but the dress will dictate the mood. The hair and makeup are accessories.”

KATE HUDSON: Hair stylist Robert Vetica from Cloutier (Ashley Judd, Gwyneth Paltrow, Renee Zellweger, Sandra Bullock) was back after doing Hudson for the recent Golden Globes and SAG. “The more simple the hair, the better,” said Vetica. “And there’s never an exception to that. I really feel like I’m primarily there to make women comfortable and confident.”

ANGELINA JOLIE: This was Paul DeArmas’s second Oscar with Jolie. The creative director and co-owner of Fred Segal Beauty in Santa Monica (who also does the hair of Jessica Alba and Kate Capshaw), DeArmas did Jolie’s updo for the Golden Globes this year.

RENEE ZELLWEGER: Cloutier’s Robert Vetica did her hair; Laura Mercier flew in from New York to do her makeup. They planned for an Old Hollywood look to complement her vintage dress.

CATHERINE ZETA-JONES: Robert Steinkin from Celestine usually does her hair, and both Jeanine Lobell of Stila and Francesco Tolot of Cloutier have done her makeup for awards shows in the past. She hadn’t confirmed anyone as of press time. “Catherine actually does her own makeup the best,” says her stylist Fati Parsia. “She’s got very clear ideas about her face.”

ELLEN BURSTYN: Cloutier’s Eric Bernard did Ellen’s hair and makeup for the big night.

JULIETTE BINOCHE: Thibau from Clarins did makeup honors, and Madeleine Coupinou set her hair.

RITA WILSON: Enzo Angileri, a Cloutier veteran who’s worked with Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Jodie Foster, Faith Hill and Annette Bening, and who created Rene Russo’s choppy bob for “Thomas Crown Affair,” has done Rita Wilson’s hair about 10 times. “It’s the secret dream of every hairdresser to give a woman a radical new style or cut on Oscar night. Remember Jane Fonda last year? But I don’t know if Tom Hanks would appreciate my doing that to Rita.”

JULIA STILES: Lucienne Zammit from Artmix, a veteran Oscar makeup artist (Jodie Foster, Winona Ryder), did her makeup, while Campbell McAuley tended to her hair.

JENNIFER LOPEZ: On makeup, Scott Barnes; and Oribe flew in from New York to do her hair. “It will be very stylized,” he said, “and not at all natural. We want high glamour.”

ZHANG ZIYI: Gregory Arlt, a MAC senior artist in L.A., did makeup, and Etienne Taenaka, the managing director of the Beverly Hills Vidal Sassoon Salon styled her hair.

ERIN BROCKOVICH: MAC flew in a makeup artist from Toronto, who met the real Brockovich there when she did “The Vagina Monologues.”

BJORK: Troy Jensen, who did Debra Messing’s makeup for the SAG awards, scored face time with Bjork.