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Best looks at the Emmys

Updated: Nov 11, 2021

Anya Taylor-Joy (Instagram @gregoryrussellhair)

‘The Queen’s Gambit’ star, Anya Taylor-Joy, pretty much ruled the red carpet at the recent Emmy Awards in Hollywood from a hair perspective, with a centre-parted, intricate updo that featured lots of twists and turns piled on top of her head, resulting in a super-glam look.

Director and writer, Emerald Fennell, who plays Camilla Parker Bowles in ‘The Crown’, also turned heads with tightly pulled back (gelled) hair that culminated in a twirly top knot, but on a much smaller scale than Taylor-Joy’s.

‘Grownish’ star, Yara Shahidi, had her hair scraped severely off her face to show off her flawless cheekbones, as did ‘Scandal’ alum, Kerry Washington.

There was a slightly retro vibe to the way that Elizabeth Olsen’s, lob (i.e. long bob – a few inches below chin but a few inches above the shoulders) was waved, making her look like a starlet from the 1940s. Olsen’s hair flowed from a deep side-parting and was tucked behind one ear.

Tracee Ellis-Ross was reminiscent of her mom, legendary songstress Diana Ross, in a fabulously big, free-flowing Afro that was parted in the middle, with a few tendrils over the forehead for a fringe.

Gillian Anderson chose long, strawberry-blonde waves to compliment her look, while Sarah Paulson was resplendent in a simple, chin length bob that was flipped under at the edges.

Mandy Moore’s subtly highlighted brunette hair was arranged into thick bangs and side pieces to frame her face, coming from a high ponytail. Sporting a similar, albeit more studiously messy look, was Kaley Cuoco, with blonde, beach-coloured tresses.

Taraji P Henson opted for a show-stopping look – scraped back hair constrained by a towering updo of tight curls, situated right on the top of her head.

The evergreen and iconic Angela Basset stunned with an extremely voluminous pony tail of tight curls that started halfway down her head, coming from a centre parting.

Trans actress and singer, MJ Rodriguez, kept it simple but striking with very long, gentle waves flowing down past her shoulders.

‘Insecure’ star Issa Rae’s hairdo was intriguing – pretzel-style plaits coming off the base of tightly pulled back hair. (Report by Joanna Sterkowicz)


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