This Was the Biggest Hair Trend of the Night at the Emmys

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We heard it was very hot at the Emmys last night in Los Angeles, and as a result, many celebrities and nominees made the tough decision to go with an updo rather than battling the dreaded frizz, flatness and stick-to-your-neck situations that can come with warm weather depending on your hair type. However, the resulting effortlessly beautiful chignons and classy coifs were a sight to see, and we didn’t miss the long, flowing styles at all. These are some of our favorite updos at the 74th annual Emmy Awards.

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Hannah Waddingham

Celebrity hairstylist Richard Collins drew inspiration from the Ted Lasso actress’s “ultra-feminine gown and decided to add an element of contrast with an edgy, textured ponytail.”

On damp hair, he first applied PHYTO Phytovolume Volumizing Blow Dry Spray at the roots, and Phytokeratine Repairing Heat Protecting Spray on the mid shaft and ends. He then blew her hair dry with a medium boar bristle brush. Once dry, he curled her hair in 2-inch sections using a quarter-inch curling iron to make her hair wavy.

After this process, he used a small amount of the Phytospecific Moisturizing Styling Cream and smoothed the sides tight, and a small amount scrunched in the ponytail, after securing it with an elastic. Finally, he manipulated the front height with his fingers and Phytolaque Soie hair spray.

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Kaley Cuoco

To complement Cuoco’s playful dress, celebrity hairstylist Christine Symonds “wanted to create an easy, sophisticated look.”

“First, I prepped Kaley’s hair with Clairol Professional Shimmer Lights Thermal Shine Spray and Shimmer Lights Leave-In Styling Treatment. Then, I gave her a voluminous blowdry. I pulled her hair back in a loose low pony, but didn’t pull all the way through on the second wrap to leave a knot. I kept out her bangs and added some Shine Spray to make sure everything stayed in place. That’s it, the look is super simple and effortless!”


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Selena Gomez

Celebrity hairstylist Marissa Marino created this gorgeous twisted updo on Selena Gomez, who presented with her Only Murders in the Building costars Steve Martin and Martin Short. “We wanted something up and sleek to complement the high neckline on her white Celine gown while still having some volume in the front for a retro feel,” says Marino. “Moroccanoil’s hydrating products were perfect for adding shine to this special look while also providing a strong hold to last through the night.” 

These are Marino’s notes, so you can replicate the look at home: “On damp hair, use a dime-size amount of Treatment or Treatment Light to provide the perfect foundation for styling. This gives the hair a nice rich brown gloss to ensure it would be super shiny. Next, blow-dry hair smooth and follow by separating out the crown section of the hair and clip it out the way.

Pull the rest of the hair into a sleek high ponytail and tame flyaways with Styling Gel Strong. Once the ponytail is secured, curl the crown section of the hair and mold it into a voluminous side sweep. Hold in place by using the Luminous Hairspray Extra Strong to guarantee a hold that will last all night. Finish the style by tying all of the hair into a bun to complete the look. Lastly, spray the Glimmer Shine all over for extra shine.”

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Connie Britton

The White Lotus actress told Laverne Cox on the E! red carpet that it was a tough decision to wear her hair up (she’s known for her beautiful, thick, voluminous hair), but that it was ultimately the best decision. Though we love seeing her long hair, this updo showed off the unique neckline of her hot-pink gown.

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The television icon and philanthropist didn’t walk the red carpet, but rather she made her grand entrance to present the first award of the night sporting a high ponytail and accompanying braid. We love the style choice, which added a bit of youthful energy to her sophisticated white tuxedo gown, as well as showed off her facial contours and glowing skin.

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