So, the 2015 Emmy Awards just happened- and I had some great behind-the-scenes time styling Morena Baccarin for the same. We saw a bunch of other great hairstyles on the red carpet last night and I’m pleased to say that September is shaping up to be such a fun time for the fashion and style industry. What with the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, the Emmys and now the Fashion Weeks, we’re seeing so much great styling and such fantastic hair trends.
There were A LOT of really fabulous hairdos at the 2015 Emmy Awards so narrowing down the list to my usual five was impossible. It’s so interesting to see that the majority of last night’s hairstyle choices involved a deep side part in one way or another: looks like the side part is 2015’s hottest hair trend for sure.
The Homeland star’s faux-bob was very 60s and very, very fabulous. The movement at the hairline with the hair swooping up and away from the face- a stroke of genius! It’s just the kind of look you want to go for when you have a couple of very strong styling elements that you’d like to tie together- but without wimping out on making a hair statement. The sleek texture, the spun-gold hue and the short length really helped offset Claire’s sequined gown. When you’ve got unusual pieces like the chain-link straps you might be tempted to play it really safe, but like Claire shows us here, there’s a way to keep things harmonious without making them boring!
Emma Roberts’ buttery blonde locks last night were sheer perfection. On the face of it, the hairstyle is one we’ve seen several times already: loose waves pulled over to one side. Old Hollywood glam never goes out of style. But with the high side part and that stunning color, a classic hairstyle has been turned into one that’s undeniably chic and striking. Emma’s hairstyle is all about perfection, so you will have to spend some time getting your texture just right. This is a look that won’t scream off the rooftops about its trendiness but it will lean in close and whisper it to you- and have you listen.
Gwendoline Christie wears retro really well. The curls are a serious throwback to the Roaring Twenties and if you want to treat yourself to some vintage glamour, look no further. Gwendoline is fantastic as warrior Brienne of Tarth on Game of Thrones and it’s nice to see her step out of character and trade in the sword and shield for the Giles Deacon gown and that breathtaking hair.
Sarah Hyland’s messy, undone bob is one of the most talked-about hairstyles from the 2015 Emmys. This is a great length to opt for if you’re worried that a chin-length bob like Claire’s might be too short for you. The piece-y texture, messy side part and natural volume make for a great hairstyle if you want to make a statement without trying too hard. And while this is a hairstyle that would suit women of all ages, I think it’s especially fantastic on someone young- it gives you a chance to experiment with edgy fashion without making a hair faux pas that you’ll look back on and cringe about for years to come.
Taraji P Henson
Taraji P Henson is an absolute treasure. From Person of Interest to Empire, this is a woman who sets the small screen ablaze and steals every scene she’s a part of. And she killed it last night with her new look: a razor-sharp angled bob. The jet-black color, the strong middle part and a finish you could cut glass on: only a superstar can carry all those trends together and Empire’s Cookie is the fiercest fashionista in town.
Yesterday was a big night for Uzo Aduba- the actress won her second Emmy for her portrayal of Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on Orange Is The New Black. If you haven’t seen Aduba’s performance you’re missing out on something truly magical. She’s so convincingly shocking and yet endearing on the show that it’s almost impossible to associate the glamorous lady on the red carpets with Litchfield Penitentiary’s wackiest inmate. Uzo’s look was one of more traditional red carpet elegance- a low side bun with a side part. By arranging the hair in a wave over the forehead you can add girlish charm to an old-school updo. I’d also recommend braiding your hair first and then pinning it into place for a more intricate bun.
We’ve got another bob making it to the list here. The almost-wavy texture is kind of quirky and unusual. Wearing a ‘single wave’ in short hair is a smart way of adding an element of surprise to an otherwise simple style. Bobs- whether they’re even or angular- are usually a hair statement on their own, and so dressing them up can be difficult. But you do want to be able to style them every once in a while.
You can achieve the look by parting your hair deep on one side, flipping the hair over to the other and adding a singular, deep wave right in the lower third of your length. These days you’ve got a lot of styling tools that come with very large wave-making plates so you don't have to worry about loosening up smaller curls or ending up with frizzy hair. Just remember to keep the upper two-thirds of your length smooth and straight; you can even use a flat iron to work out any accidental texture you may have added!
Hope you’ve got tons of style inspiration from the 2015 Emmys for the coming weeks. We’re going to dive right into the Fashion Weeks now, so be sure to come back for more.