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Emmy Awards 2016: The best hairstyles from the red carpet

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The red carpet has never look this good!

Last night saw the glamorous Emmy Awards 2016 take place at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. And as you can imagine, it was a star-studded bash, with all the top celebrities in attendance – from GoT’s Emilia Clarke and Maisie Williams, to Kerry Washington and Modern Family‘s Sofia Vergara.

While the talented actors and actresses were busy scooping up their well-deserved awards, us beauty editors were lusting over the stunning hairstyles donned at the event (and trust us, there were lots of gorgeous ‘dos that’ll get you going green with envy, too!). So, want to see our fave picks of the bunch? Then have a scroll through the gallery above for inspiration, and read on to get the lowdown on each red carpet look.

Emmy Awards 2016: Our favourite hairstyles from the event


Emmy Awards 2016 Maisie Williams fringe
Emmy Awards 2016: Maisie Williams. Credit: Getty Images

When she’s not busy kicking ass in Westeros, British actress Maisie Williams likes to style her hair into a messy bun (AKA every cool girl’s go-to hairstyle). The fact that she wore this typically laid-back updo to the Emmy Awards proves that even messy buns can be red carpet-worthy! Just pair it with a choppy fringe and face-framing layers and you’ve got yourself an edgy look that still oozes tonnes of elegance and effortless charm.

To get the messy bun look at home, follow our easy step-by-step tutorial, here. Also, don’t forget to have a trusty can of hairspray on hand to get this look – we recommend the VO5 Classic Ultimate Hold Hairspray (400ml, £3.29*) to give your hair loads of extra lift and hold!

Emmy Awards 2016 Kerry Washington
Emmy Awards 2016: Kerry Washington. Credit: Getty Images

So much for morning sickness, right? Kerry Washington looked positively glowing at the Emmy Awards last night, if we do say so ourselves. The ever glamorous mum-to-be wore her voluminous coily hair down, allowing her to channel some seriously hot naturalista vibes with a hint of ’70s cool.

Tip: If you have naturally curly hair like the Scandal actress, try using some TIGI S-Factor Papaya Leave-in Moisture Spray (£16.45*) to help give your curls a nourished and shiny-looking finish.

Emmy Awards 2016 Sofia Vergara
Emmy Awards 2016: Sofia Vergara. Credit: Getty Images

We’re used to seeing her as the yummy mummy from ABC’s Modern Family, but we have to say, Sofia Vergara took her usual glamorous demeanour to a whole new level when she stepped out for this year’s Emmy’s!

Opting for a stunning half-up, half-down ‘do to showcase her stunning caramel balayage, Vergara dominated the red carpet with ease and allowed her blindingly sparkly jewels do the talking. Ooh la la!

Jaime King Emmy Awards 2016 bun
Emmy Awards 2016: Jaime King. Credit: Getty Images

Keeping her makeup and hair relatively simple (because let’s face it, this lady doesn’t need any added frills), Jaime King attended the 2016 Emmy Awards with a chic high bun –giving us major hair envy in the process!

If Jaime’s elegant updo has got you dreaming about buns day and night, then check out these 7 easy bun hairstyles for every occasion. You’ll have yourself looking red carpet-ready in no time!

Tori Kelly Emmy Awards 2016
Emmy Awards 2016: Tori Kelly. Credit: Getty Images

American singer and YouTube star Tori Kelly isn’t just making waves in the music industry. Oh no. This mega-babe also knows how to rock Hollywood waves like a pro! Paired with a deep side parting and some bedazzling droplet earrings, Tori really stunned the crowds at the LA event. She really was the epitome of glam!

If you’re after a wavy hairstyle to compete with Tori’s, then you’ll need some expert advice from a TIGI stylist, Maria Kovacs, to show you how to work the wave in 3 different ways! Next stop: stunning hair!


Can’t get enough of these gorgeous hairstyles? Why not check out these 11 A-list-approved evening looks? They’re celebrity endorsed, so you know they’re worth trying.

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19 September 2016