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The 11 Most Stunning Hairstyles At The 2021 Emmys

Flowy waves and nostalgic updos galore.

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From Anya Taylor-Joy’s prom-like updo to Kerry Washington’s sleek pony, these are all the best hair moments from the 2021 Emmys red carpet.

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Angela Bassett rocked chic volume at the Emmys. According to her hairstylist Randy Stodghill, the inspo was all about being “strong and glamorous.” It’s safe to say her dramatic low ponytail and defined curls ticked both those boxes.

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WandaVision star Elizabeth Olsen stunned in a fresh bob that landed just underneath her chin. It was styled with Old Hollywood waves pushed into a deep side part.

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Mindy Kaling also referenced Old Hollywood with soft curls and a deep side part courtesy of hair pro Marc Mena — a look that went perfectly with her classic black gown.

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Kerry Washington’s hair should win its own award. The look was super sleek: Her hair was parted down the middle and worn pulled back into an elaborately twisted low pony.

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Anya Taylor-Joy’s 2000s-style prom updo was both deeply glamorous and nostalgic. Calling it now: High school dance hair is making a comeback.

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Mj Rodriguez’s flowy, mermaid-style ’do looked equal parts effortless and glamorous, especially paired with her middle part, sultry makeup, and turquoise gown.

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Although Mandy Moore’s Emmys bangs turned out to be clip-ons, the star’s wavy pony and Audrey Hepburn-like fringe stood out on the red carpet nevertheless.

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The Queen’s Gambit star and Emmy nominee Moses Ingram looked incredible in a ponytail that featured a chain-like accessory that wrapped around the base of her head and wove through her lengths for an edgy take on the classic hairstyle.

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Taraji P. Henson nailed the perfect high bun. Crafted by celeb hairstylist Tym Wallace, her hair was gathered into a chic updo on the top of her head, which kept it out of the way of her gown’s plunging neckline.

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Issa Rae’s hair looked like actual art (just check out this glimpse of it from the back). Hairstylist Felicia Leatherwood created sculptural braids complete with diamond hair pins.

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Madeline Brewer of The Handmaid’s Tale showed up to the Emmys with platinum blonde lengths. Her hairstylist Bridget Brager styled it with an effortless-looking blowout with flipped ends that channeled the ’70s.