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Zendaya and other stars’ standout hairdos at the Emmy Awards

Updated: Sep 21, 2022

Zendaya (Instagram @zendaya)

The stars were out in force at the recent 74th Primetime Emmy Awards in Hollywood, which honoured the best in American prime time television programming.

Leave it to Emmy winner and ‘Euphoria’ actress, Zendaya, to knock it out of the park, as always, in terms of red carpet style. Her spectacular black strapless ball gown was perfectly complemented by a glamourous, Old Hollywood hairstyle. Her locks were swept off her face, constrained by a black satin hairband and teased out for voluminous, sweeping curls.

Sydney Sweeney (Instagram @sydney_sweeney)

Fellow ‘Euphoria’ actress, Sydney Sweeney opted to wear her beachey-blonde hair centre-parted, in gentle, shoulder-length waves.

Sheryl Lee Ralph (Instagram @thesherylleeralph)

In the last Salon International newsletter, we ran a story about how hair gems have taken over TikTok. Emmy winner, Sheryl Lee Ralph, totally embraced this trend, a la her thigh-length braid that was dotted with sparklies.

Alexandra Daddario (Instagram @alexandradaddario)

‘Insecure’ actress, Issa Rae, rocked a blunt cut, centre-parted lob (long bob). Also choosing this style was Alexandra Daddario, although her lob was angled to a longer length at the front.

Perhaps the most noticeable hairdo at the Emmy’s was seen on comedian Nicole Byer – whose coif was comprised of twists that were left loose halfway to release bursts of tight afro curls.

Elle Fanning (Instagram @ellefanning)

A particularly imaginative style was designed for Elle Fanning, whose long, naturally blonde hair was coaxed into a flipped under updo that was reminiscent of short-haired screen sirens of 1930s Hollywood.

Actress Robin Thede, who created ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’, had a cute, tight ballerina bun perched on the top of her head, while Sandra Oh of ‘Killing Eve’ fame chose, for her, quite a messy look – untamed long waves.

A brave style, in that it can be potentially incredibly unflattering on most faces, was seen on ‘Severence’ star Britt Lower, who seemed comfortable in her microbangs, so short that they were virtually at her hairline.

Sarah Paulson’s dress was so bizarre that one almost didn’t notice her hair, which was a throwback to the iconic model of the 1960s – Twiggy – and her schoolboy-short, pixie cut.

Actor Mark Indelicato, who became famous years ago for his role as an effeminate teenager in ‘Ugly Betty’, went all out on the hair colour spectrum with his short hair dyed a particularly lurid shade of pinkish-red (or maybe it was reddish-pink). His coif was punctuated by a kiss curl on the forehead.

No red carpet report back would be complete without mentioning trans actress and E! host, Laverne Cox, who this time stunned with a super high, swinging ponytail that balanced precariously on the top of her head. (Report by Joanna Sterkowicz)


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