7 hair looks worth stealing from the 2018 Emmys

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Last night, the best shows on television were honoured at the 2018 Emmy Awards — and while you know which shows scooped up an Emmy (ahem, Game Of Thrones), we bet you want to know who made our best tressed list, right?

Just keep scrolling to discover all the dazzling hairstyles everyone’s talking about — soon enough, you’ll be seeing them everywhere.

The best hair moments at the 2018 Emmy Awards

Emmy Awards 2018: Close up shot of Mandy Moore with chocolate brown medium beachy waves, wearing a gold and black dress on the red carpet
Holiday hair, don’t care! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

1. Mandy Moore’s waves

No matter the season, Mandy Moore always manages to make her hair look like she just stepped off the beach with her signature tousled waves. And, just because summer is coming to end, doesn’t mean you can’t do the same!

Editor’s tip: To get these vacay-ready waves, mist some of the Bed Head Rockaholic Thunder Struck Texture Salt Spray on your mane before heat styling. It’ll leave your mane with a cool-girl finish worthy of a Cali beach babe.

Emmy Awards 2018: Close up shot of Scarlett Johansson with golden blonde bob styled into undone, swept-back look, wearing drop earrings and a white dress on the red carpet
Guess who’s back to blonde? Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

2. Scarlett Johansson’s golden bob

After months of flirting with a brunette pixie cut, Scarlett Johansson has officially gone back to her iconic blonde shade and grown out her hair (apparently, with no awkward in-between stages).

And for the event, her short hair was worn pushed back in effortless loose waves.

Emmy Awards 2018: Close up shot of Evan Rachel Wood with a romantic medium brown low bun decorated with flowers, wearing a black blaxer and drop earrings on the red carpet
Flowers aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

3. Evan Rachel Wood’s floral hair

Evan Rachel Wood teamed a mix of pretty blooms with a messy low bun, giving her overall look a subtle fairy-tale feel. Not that we needed another reason to try the floral hair trend!

Emmy Awards 2018: Close up shot of Zazie Beetz with a glamorous high afro bun with braid detailing and an ornamental hair clip, wearing a matching bejewelled dress on the red carpet
Zazie Beetz is our latest natural hair hero. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

4. Zazie Beetz’ glam updo

Zazie Beetz gave her natural hair an elegant edge with an ornamental hair clip. Fashioning her gorgeous coils into a fluffed-out pineapple, complete with an accent braid.

Emmy Awards 2018: Close up side shot of Rachel Brosnahan with medium dark brown hair styled into an elegant low bun, wearing a red off-the-shoulder gown with silver earrings on the red carpet
What’s not to love? Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

5. Rachel Brosnahan’s polished knot

If we’ve learnt anything from the Emmy winners, like The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star Rachel Brosnahan, it’s that a polished low bun is the best hairstyle to wear when accepting awards.

It’s safe to say you can wear this style at weddings or interviews and expect a dream job offer.

Emmy Awards 2018: Close up back shot of Poppy Delevingne with medium platinum blonde hair styled into a low ponytail with bow hair accessories, wearing a teal dress and drop earrings on the red carpet
Even if you’re pressed for time, you give your a pony an elegant feel. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

6. Poppy Delevingne’s pretty ponytail

Poppy Delevingne revived the ribbon hair trend with this sweet and sleek accessorised ponytail. If you want to do the same, don’t forget to pair with statement earrings!

Editor’s tip: Using heat to create your sleek ponytail? For a glossy, frizz-free finish, try misting the VO5 Tame & Shine Spray over your lengths before heat styling.

Since it comes with heat defence, you won’t need to worry about heat damage, so get ready to shine on!

Emmy Awards 2018: Close up shot of Letitia Wright with long dark brown box braids styled into a half-up, half-down bun hairstyle, decorated with hair jewellery
This is how you should be styling your box braids going forward. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

7. Letitia Wright’s embellished box braids

Looking for a new way to style your favourite half-up, half-down box braids hairstyle? Letitia Wright’s Emmy Awards sparkly look is all you need to look at for inspiration.


Check out the best hair moments from the 2017 Emmy Awards, below.

The best hair moments at the 2017 Emmy Awards

close up shot of uzo aduba with big afro hairstyle wearing white dress on the 2017 emmy awards
Uzo Aduba rocks this bold a beautiful afro like no other. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Uzo Aduba’s big and beautiful afro

If you’ve been paying attention to the runways and red carpets this season, you’ll know that natural hairstyles are everywhere. So, when we saw Orange is the New Black star Uzo Aduba with this big and beautiful afro, we couldn’t help but stare!

Her Diana Ross-esque hairstyle is full of enviable body, bounce and pairs perfectly with the sparkly ensemble she rocked to the event. #Slay!

side shot of madeline brewer
Madeline Brewer when for an ever-chic and sleek bun. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Madeline Brewer’s sleek bun

Auburn-haired beauty and The Handmaid’s Tale star Madeline Brewer graced the Emmy Awards red carpet with this classic, sleek number — isn’t it dreamy?

And while everyone who’s anyone from the event also got the sleek memo, what made Madeline’s mane stand out was the fact she paired the romantic look with an on-trend blogger bun (AKA a low bun). Ohh la la!

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Julianne Hough on the emmys red carpet with a curly ponytail with a ribbon on it
Julianne Hough’s Emmy Awards ribbon ponytail was super cute. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Julianne Hough’s ribbon + ponytail combo

Love rocking wavy ponytails? Then you should consider pairing your waves with a ribbon hair accessory, like Julianne Hough did for the event!

Although simple, the look sure does pack an elegant, grown-up punch, making it appropriate for the red carpet and for any other formal events you might attend.

close up shot of yara shadidi on the emmy awards red carpet with wet look curls
Yara Shahidi looked on-point with her wet-look strands. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Yara Shahidi’s slicked-back curls

Knowing a hot trend when she sees one, Yara Shahidi effortlessly exudes water goddess vibes with this sultry slicked-back ‘do.

Seeing as this is one of the most sought-after looks of the season, Yara made the look her own by pairing it with curly hair (a la Altruzarra), to show us all how versatile the trend can be. Thanks for the tip, Yara!

side shot of zoe kravitz with pixie cut
Zoe Kravitz nails it again with a feathery pixie. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Zoe Kravitz’ feathery pixie

Let’s face it, Zoe Kravitz‘ mane game is seriously strong – and last night was certainly no exception. The actress and model walked down the Emmy Awards red carpet with a feathery pixie, that gave off a tonne of ethereal vibes.

After months of rocking platinum hair, the stars decided to go back to her signature dark brown shade and we think it suits her to a tee!




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