Best Hairstyles From The 2016 Emmy Awards

We saw so many amazing hair and beauty choices at the 2016 Emmy Awards- what a night! It’s always fun to review celebrities’ Red Carpet choices –even when you know that they’ve been put together by a team of styling professionals– but nothing is as exhilarating as an event where everyone looks phenomenal. We saw such a variety of hairstyles last night and I can’t wait to share my top picks.

Alia Shawkat


How stunning is Alia Shawkat’s cropped, curly hairdo? LOVE! It’s a look we haven’t seen anytime recently- at least not in a manner so arresting. I absolutely love how she’s combined the curly hair trend and the short hair trend to create a hairstyle that’s super refreshing, youthful and unbelievably fun. There’s something almost boyish about that riot of curls but at the same time, there’s a sense of flirtiness to it- much like Twiggy’s androgynous haircut from way back when. 10/10!

Constance Zimmer

If you want a short statement hairstyle, might I suggest the blunt bob with –you guessed it– ultra-blunt bangs? It’s a great hairstyle for drawing focus to the eyes and works well with all kinds of outfits. The haircut is pretty low maintenance, though you will have to blow-dry the bangs straight for max impact. The rest of the bob can be worn curly (for a punchy contrast) or smooth, for a more mod look.

Kerry Washington

It’s not everyday that a hairstyle can go toe-to-toe with a baby bump and still make it to the conversation in the same sentence. And yet, just about every report on Kerry’s appearance at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards talked about her beautiful bump and went onto gush about her stupendous hairdo. If you’ve got naturally curly hair, step away from that straightening iron this minute: curly texture is major right now. Being stylish has never been easier: simply wash and wear! Just remember to use conditioning masks to boost moisture and prevent frizziness. And if you need to use a blow dryer, remember to keep it at a medium setting so that you don’t accidentally end up smothering out the curls.

Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra’s side-parted wrapped ponytail makes a solid case for simple, elegant formal hairstyles. Every now and then, less really is more. The trick to making a simple ponytail look glam is to make an effort with the texture: the ultra-sleek, glossy finish and poker-straight texture allow the minimalistic styling to look polished. The wrapped base and merest suggestion of volume at the crown keep it from getting drab. This is an excellent hairstyle for when your outfit has an unusual neckline, or you’re wearing a statement necklace.

Sarah Paulson

This list would be incomplete without Sarah’s beautiful pixie haircut. The side-swept bangs and soft volume at the hairline make a great foil to an otherwise edgy haircut. Interspersing darker strands with pale blonde tones in such short hair adds to the dark drama of the look, but you can soften it up every now and then by changing how you style the look. And as you can clearly see here, the pixie haircut works fabulously with accessories, whether they’re statement earrings or a golden statuette. 

Sophie Turner

The stupendous talent behind the newly-minted-badass-Sansa-Stark, Sophie Turner is always a delight. If you missed her appearance at the 2016 Venice Film Festival, the blonde locks might come as a surprise. Most people recognize Sophie’s flame-colored mane from GoT, but did you know she’s a natural blonde? Either way, she’s gorgeous and this loose braid in relaxed, wavy hair makes for a great addition to your back-to-school hairstyles list.

Taraji P. Henson

I read somewhere that Taraji’s Emmys hairstyle makes curls “Taraji P. Henson-level fierce” and I’ve got to agree: she’s doing wonders for a hair texture/ hairstyle that’s anyway a hot favorite. The wet-look finish, high side parting and laidback texture make bedhead look Red Carpet-ready. And when the wearer’s bringing their best Cookie Lyon-game, you can expect some serious oomph.

What were your favorite hairstyles from the 2016 Emmy Awards?