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The Best Hair & Beauty At The 2024 Emmy Awards

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The Best Celebrity Hair Looks At The 2024 Emmys

The 2024 Emmys aired on Monday, January 15—just one week after award season kicked off with the Golden Globes—and we’re highlighting the best hairstyles of the night. As with any award show, we saw plenty of Old Hollywood waves, but there’s other red carpet trends you should also look out for. After ’90s Pam Anderson-inspired updos and Supermodel Blowouts had their moment, it looks like 2024 will see softer, more romantic updos (and lots of bows!). That’s right, elegant updos are back—see more below!


1. Simona Tabasco’s Old Hollywood waves by Peter Lux (@peterluxhair) using Olaplex.

Pro tip to create uniformed Old Hollywood waves: “If you want to try the look, always cuddle the hair toward the face to get that gorgeous wave,” says Peter. “It’s important to brush out the sections very well to get that seamless blend. Then, sometimes it’s helpful to cuddle the hair a second time once it’s brushed out, [this] will make the hairstyle last and make the surface even more even,” he says.


Learn how to recreate Simona’s look here!


Photo Credit: Instagram via @peterluxhair


2. Ayo Edebiri’s flipped-out bob by Ro Morgan (@romorgan) using Olivia Garden & Maui Moisture.

Pro tip for super smooth edges: Using creaseless clips to hold hair in place, Ro used the Olivia Garden SuperHP High Performance Professional Hair Dryer and Diffuser to lock in the style. He finished the look by using Maui Moisture Lightweight Curls + Flaxseed Edge Control and an edge brush to smooth the front hair pieces in place.


Learn how to recreate Ayo’s look here!


Photo Credit: Instagram via @hairbyromorgan


3. Kirsten Dunst’s “Boudoir Punk” updo by Cervando Maldonado (@cervandohair) using Olaplex. 

Inspo for the look: To complement her Chanel dress, Cervando and Kirsten decided on a 1930s, 1940s-esque Marlene Dietrich vibe, but with an edge. “It’s a little punk, to be honest,” says Cervando. “And because the outfit had kind of a boudoir feeling to it, we wanted the hair to look a little tousled in the back.”


Photo Credit: Instagram via @cervandohair


4. Aubrey Plaza’s French 1960s bombshell half-up look by Mark Townsend (@marktownsend1) using Olaplex.

Pro tip for creating volume:  To give Aubrey long-lasting volume at the crown, Mark sprayed Olaplex 4D Clean Volume Dry Shampoo liberally on her roots then lightly back-combed the hair for lift.


Learn how to recreate Aubrey’s look here!


Photo Credit: Instagram via @marktownsend1


5. Ali Wong’s shiny, side-part waves by Clayton Hawkins (@claytonhawkins) using Aveda & ghd.

Pro tip for major shine: “We wanted intense shine and the ghd chronos styler does just that,” says Clayton. “It almost gives a glass-like reflection.” He finished Ali’s look with a generous amount of Aveda’s Control Force Firm Hold Hairspray to lock the style in.


Learn how to recreate Ali’s look here!


Ali Wong at Emmy Awards 2024 Hair by Clayton Hawkins
Photo credit: Instagram via @claytonhawkins


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6. Selena Gomez’s sleek updo by Marissa Marino (@marissa.marino) using Tangle Teezer.

Pro tip for avoiding frizz when dry-styling: Marissa uses the Tangle Teezer Ultimate Styler which has a bottle-shaped teeth to grip the hair while dry-styling without creating frizz for a smooth finish. 


Photo Credit: Instagram via @marissa.marino


7. Taraji P. Henson’s slicked-back high ponytail by Tym Wallace (@tymwallacehair) using ghd products & TPH by Taraji.

Inspo for the look: Tym’s inspiration for Taraji’s snatched ponytail at the Emmys was “Capturing the beauty of Black women” with references to the “90’s supermodel.”


Learn how to recreate Taraji’s look here!


Photo credit: Instagram via @tarajiphenson Photographer: @mr_dadams


8. Keri Russell’s low knot by Brian Magallones (@brianmagallones) using Oribe

Brian’s hero product for the look: Oribe Superfine Strong Hair Spray for all-night hold.


Learn how to recreate Keri’s look here!


Photo Credit: Instagram via @brianmagallones


9. Jessica Williams’ 1950s movie star-inspired waves by Miles Jeffries (@milesjeffrieshair) using Maui Moisture.

Pro tip for setting waves: After curling the hair with a full-barrel curling iron, Miles let the hair set for 20 minutes before sculpting, smoothing and perfecting the waves into place.


Photo Credit: Instagram via @milesjeffrieshair


10. Elizabeth Debicki’s long, smooth strands by DJ Quintero (@djquintero) using Living Proof. products.

Pro tip for securing clip-in extensions: DJ used the Living Proof Style Lab Flex Hairspray at the root to create extra grip before installing clip-in extensions.


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Photo Credit: Instagram via @djquintero


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11. Lizzy Caplan’s elevated updo by Marcus Francis (@marcusfrancis) using Phyto products. 

Inspo for the look: “Lizzy wore a vintage Yoji Yamamoto strapless gown that exuded Old Hollywood glamour, we wanted to keep the overall vibe feeling effortless, yet elevated,” says Marcus. “We styled the hair up with a soft finish and an undone chignon to let Lizzy’s dress be the spotlight and her glam stay cool and timeless.”


Photo Credit: Instagram via @marcusfrancis


12. Rachel Brosnahan’s sleek, straight strands by Owen Gould (@owengould) using hOURS Haircare & Fhi Heat.

Owen’s hero product for the look: Owen used hOURS Mostly Modest Flexible Hairspray as the finishing touch to lock in the style but still allow for soft movement and touchable red carpet hair. ⁠


Photo Credit: Instagram via @owengould


13. Riley Keough’s half-up wavy locks adorned with a bow by Gregory Russell (@gregoryrussellhair) using Pureology products.

Gregory’s hero product for the look: Pureology’s Style + Protect Soft Finish Hairspray he used liberally over each curled section for long-lasting yet touchable hold.


Photo Credit: Instagram via @gregoryrussellhair


14. Quinta Brunson’s smooth waves and snatched edges by Alexander Armand (@alexander_armand) using TPH by Taraji.

Pro tip for snatched edges: Alexander used TPH Haircare’s Slick Edge Control Cream to lay and smooth Quinta’s edges.


Photo Credit: Instagram via @alexander_armand


15. Issa Rae’s twisted bun by Felicia Leatherwood (@felicialeatherwood).

For the 2024 emmys, Felicia styled Issa’s hair into a snatched, low bun adorned with feathers to match her beige, feathered Pamella Roland gown.


Photo Credit: Instagram via @joannasimkin


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16. Janelle James’ deep side part and luscious waves by Dwain Thomas (@weezydidit).

For Janelle’s Emmys hair, Dwain channeled her “soft girl era” by giving the actress soft, voluminous waves with a deep side part.


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Photo Credit: Instagram via @weezydidit @andrejohnsonphotography @magnaminutiae


17. Camilla Morrone’s voluminous waves by Bryce Scarlett (@brycescarlett) using Drybar products.

Inspo for the look: According to Bryce, “Versace Italian Glamour” was the inspiration for Camilla’s 2024 Emmys look.


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Photo Credit: Instagram via @brycescarlett


18. Sheryl Lee Ralph’s 1950s-inspired bouffant by Sharif Poston (@sharifposton) using R+Co.

Sharif’s hero product for the look: R+Co GRASP Intense Hold Shaping Balm for molding the shape and definition of the look.


Learn how to recreate Sheryl’s look here!


Photo Credit: Instagram via @sharifposton, Photographer: @iamjamesanthony


19. Taylor Tomlinson’s piecey updo by Kristin Heitkotter (@kikihaircutter).

 For the 2024 Emmys, Kristin styled Taylor’s hair into a piecey updo with face-framing waves and a side part.


Photo Credit: Instagram via @kikihaircutter


20. Niecy Nash’s polished waves by Davontae’ Washington (@iamdavontae) using TPH by Taraji products.

Pro tip for voluminous waves: “After setting the curls, I opened them up with a paddle brush for volume,” says Davontae’. “Finishing with hairspray and TPH’s Keep Shining Dry Oil Mist for a polished look on the carpet.”


Photo Credit: Instagram via @makeupbymila


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