The Best Celebrity Beauty Looks from the 2016 Emmys Red Carpet

Hollywood's top stars turned out the red carpet at last night's Emmy Awards, showcasing an array of gorgeous hair, makeup and nail looks. Known as television's biggest night - as well as the start of awards season - the 2016 Emmys were all about bold, beautiful and wonderfully wearable trends. From sleek, polished hairstyles, to bold lips and luminescent skin, this year's honored A-listers brought the glam to downtown Los Angeles.

Get inspired for fall with our list of the best celebrity beauty looks from the 2016 Emmys - plus how-tos! - and help your client tap into the trends that are sure to be everywhere this season. Flip through the slideshow below to get started!

  • Kirsten Dunst

    The Look: Modern Finger Waves
    Hairstylist: Renato Campora

    How To:

    1. "I was inspired by Kirsten’s gorgeous Givenchy dress this evening, so we decided to style her hair in a 50s inspired finger wave," says Renato. "Kirsten is such a timeless beauty, so this look was a perfect nod to Old Hollywood glamour while still remaining fresh and accessible for the modern woman.
    2. "I prepped hair by spraying Kenra Platinum Blow Dry Spray throughout, then adding a dollop of Kenra Platinum Thickening Mousse.
    3. "I parted hair into a deep side part, then began to dry it with a fine-tooth comb to keep the hair soft and light.
    4. "Next, I added Kenra Platinum Thickening Spray to the ends of her hair, and continued to blow-dry until hair was completely dry.
    5. "Before setting the hair using a medium-sized barrel curling iron, I distributed Kenra Platinum Revive Oil throughout to smooth strands, add shine, and protect against high heat from the iron.
    6. "Once hair was set and cooled, I took it down and brushed it out into a modern wave pattern.
    7. "I finished the look by liberally spraying Kenra Platinum Finishing Spray all over to lock the hair in place and ensure strands could resist any red carpet humidity."


  • Sarah Paulson

    The Look: Sleek & Chic
    Hairstylist: Bridget Brager

    How To:

    1. “The Prada gown was a HUGE statement piece. It’s the kind of thing where glam has got to blend with the dress, not jump out at you,” says Bridget of Paulson's gorgeous green gown. To do this, Bridget first prepped damp hair with a combination of Nexxus New York Salon Care PROMEND Heat Protecting Mist and a dime-sized amount of Nexxus New York Salon Care DIAMETRESS Leave In Creme.
    2. Next, she added a generous amount of Nexxus New York Salon Care Mousse Plus Volumizing Foam and combed through from roots to ends to add natural volume and hold.
    3. Bridget then clipped hair half up and sprayed Nexxus New York Salon Care Diametress Lavish Body Gel Spray, followed by the 1907 by Fromm Zero7 Air Lightweight Dryer and a boar bristle brush all the way around bottom layer of hair until completely dry.
    4. She continued to top section of hair and used the 1907 Fromm Copper Rounder Brush to dry hair in one-inch sections on the top layer outward for a side-swept look.
    5. Lastly, she finished with the Nexxus New York Salon Care Maxximum Finishing Mist for added shine and long-lasting hold.


  • Priyanka Chopra

    The Look: Super Shiny Pony
    Hairstylist: Castillo

    How To:

    1. “Since [Priyanka's] dress was custom-made, I really wanted the hair to be cohesive with vision of the designer – sleek and chic,” says Castillo. “I started with a wash which is the foundation. I used MOP Mixed Greens Shampoo and stuck with a moisturizing one to help her hair withstand humidity and heat from the tools.
    2. "Next, I used MOP’s Pear Detangler and combed through her hair to untangle and minimize frizz. I added a MOP Mixed Greens Leave-In Conditioner from mid-shaft to the end to help coat any damage or dryness, then I added a bit of the MOP Lemongrass Lift Root Spray to help with setting the hair.
    3. "I rough blow-dried the hair using the ghd Air Hairdryer until it was about 80% dry, then brushed through it with the ghd Paddle Brush to take out any tangles.
    4. "With a tail comb I created the side part, then, section by section, I flat brush blow-dried the hair straight and then went back over each section with the ghd Platinum Styler from mid-shaft to end.
    5. "Once I was done straightening, I took a dollop-sized amount of MOP Orange Peel Molding Cream and coated root to mid-shaft on the side of her hair. I brushed it through with a finishing brush and then, with a twisting motion, I twisted it behind her ear and down the back of her neck.
    6. "I repeated this same technique, minus the twist, and gathered her hair into a low ponytail, secured it with a hair bungee and wrapped a section of hair around the bungee to conceal it.
    7. "To finish, I made my final touches of MOP’s C-System Firm Hair Spray around the hairline and around the ponytail.”



    The Look: Clean, Glossy Nails
    Manicurist: Jolene Brodeur

    How To:

    1. “Priyanka’s look for the night was very much a modern twist on classic old Hollywood style," says Jolene. "We chose a beautiful, sheer nude - essie's gel couture in fairy tailor - followed by gel couture top coat to complete the look and create a clean, glossy nail that popped against her vibrant, red, Jason Wu gown.”


  • Allison Janney

    The Look: The Elegant Low Chignon
    Hairstylist: Jill Crosby

    How To:

    1. “It was 106 degrees today! The red carpet can be dangerous – easy to have a look fall apart. I wanted to keep the hair clean and classic, something that would pair well with her Badgley Mischka dress,” says Jill.
    2. "To begin, I blow-dried her hair smooth and straight with the T3 PROi Dryer and a round brush, removing all the curls and bends in her hair.
    3. "After blow-drying the hair, I took small sections and straightened with the T3 SinglePass X flat iron. By taking small sections, it helped smooth the hair and make it very shiny.
    4. "Once I had a solid, shiny straight base, I swept the hair to a low side pony and looped the hair into a chignon.
    5. "To set the chignon, spray with hair spray and use the blow dryer (low and cool setting) to properly set and dry the hairspray."



    The Look: Wine-Red Nails
    Manicurist: Christina Aviles

    How To:

    1. “Allison knew she wanted a red nail that was equal parts classic and vibrant," says Christina.
    2. "Essie’s maki me happy, a deep crimson red from the new fall 2016 collection, perfectly popped against her custom black Badgley Mischka gown.”


  • Nolan Gould

    The Look: Classic Curls
    Hairstylist: Stacy Bisel

    How To:

    1. "Beginning with damp hair, I used the T3 Fine Purpose Cutting Comb to trim sideburns and the T3 All Purpose Comb to smooth down the hair as needed," says Stacy.
    2. "Once the hair was prepped, I used the T3 PROi Dryer with the T3 SoftTouch 2 Diffuser to enhance [Nolan's] curls. Tip: Diffusers aren’t just for long hair! Harness the natural texture of curls even for a short men’s cut, by using a dryer and a diffuser.
    3. "For the back of the hair, I used the T3 PROi Dryer with the concentrator and the T3 All Purpose Comb
    4. "Next, I used the T3 SinglePass Luxe Straightening and Styling Iron to smooth the edges around the hairline towards the back of the hair.
    5. "To finish the look, I used pomade and a stronghold hairspray."
  • Gwendoline Christie

    The Look: The Effortless Wave
    Hairstylist: John D.

    How To:

    1. “We wanted the hair to feel classic, modern and cool, so we decided on a textured undone wave,” says John. To start, he sprayed TRESemmé Botanique Nourish & Replenish Hydrating Mist throughout damp hair to provide a healthy base before styling.
    2. Next, he created a deep side part before blow-drying hair with a bristle brush to lift roots and smooth lengths.
    3. Once dry, John prepped sections with TRESemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray to protect against excess heat damage, then used a flat iron to create soft waves by bending sections of hair up and down from root to tip.
    4. He set the look with TRESemmé TRES Two Ultra Fine Mist Hairspray for lasting, touchable hold.

    The Look: Naturally Flawless
    Makeup Artist: Stoj

    How To:

    1. "Gwendoline's look is chic and classic," says Stoj. "We decided on a beautiful, clean look to complement her dress. I created a slightly intensified eye by combining several liners. To keep the skin looking natural and flawless, I added a bit of blush and contour to the cheeks and, for the lips, we chose a matte pink."
    2. To achieve the look, Stoj used Lancôme Paris products. On the face, Advanced Génefique Youth Activating Concentrate Serum was applied, followed by Teint Idole Ultra Cushion Foundation in 140 Ivoire. A pop of color was added to Gwendoline's cheeks with Blush Subtil Palette in Rose Flush.
    3. Stoj defined Gwendoline's brows with Les Sourcils Definis in 101 Blonde.
    4. On the eyes, Le Stylo Waterproof in Noir Intense & Chocolat was applied. Then, Grandiôse Liner in 01 Matte Noir was layer with Auda[city] in Paris. Glow Subtil Highlighter in Buff Lights was added, followed by Grandiôse Extreme Mascara.
    5. The look was finished with a petal pink lip, created with Absolue Precious Cells Nourishing Lip Balm and Color Design Lipstick in Seal The Deal.
  • Tori Kelly

    The Look: Old Hollywood Glam
    Hairstylist: Nikki Providence

    How To:

    1. “[Tori's] gorgeous Paule Ka black gown immediately inspired me to go for a classic volumious style to complete the look,” says Nikki. She began by generously spraying TRESemmé Botanique Nourish & Replenish Hydrating Mist on towel-dried hair to provide a healthy foundation for styling.
    2. Next, she applied TRESemmé Thermal Creations Volume Boosting Mousse from roots to ends to provide a light hold and protect hair against excess heat damage. Nikki then blow-dried hair using a diffuser to bring out Tori's natural wave.
    3. Once dry, Nikki created a deep side part and prepped hair with TRESemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray. She then curled 1-inch sections with a barrel curling iron, making sure to curl each section towards the face to create a glamorous s-wave look.
    4. After allowing time for the curls to cool, Nikki gently brushed through hair with a boar bristle brush to break up the wave pattern.
    5. Finally, she locked in the look with TRESemmé TRES Two Extra Firm Hairspray to block out humidity and provide lasting hold. Pro Tip: Spray a toothbrush with hairspray and go over face-framing pieces to detail the curl pattern and smooth frizz.


  • Connie Britton

    The Look: Perfectly Tousled Waves
    Hairstylist: Chris Naselli

    How To:

    1. Inspired by Connie's bold, red Talbot Runhof gown, Chris created a timeless style that was equal parts effortless and glam. Starting with damp hair, he applied a quarter-sized amount of Nexxus New York Salon Care Exxpand+ Volumizing Whip to roots for long-lasting volume and body.
    2. Using a medium round brush, he blow-dried hair while really working the roots for maximum volume and lift before creating a deep side part.
    3. Next, he applied a dime-sized amount of Nexxus New York Salon Care Exxtra Defining Gel to roots at the front and top of the head. He used his fingers to add extra lift at the root by blasting them with hot air.
    4. Chris then used a 1-inch curling iron to add waves to the entire head, lightly spraying each section with Nexxus New York Salon Care Frizz Defy Finishing Mist for a frizz-free, natural hold. He then gently separated the waves.
    5. Finally, he finished with 2 pumps of Nexxus New York Salon Care Oil Infinite Nourishing Oil, applying to ends of hair for maximum shine.  


  • Tatiana Maslany

    The Look: The Vouminous Updo
    Hairstylist: Creighton Bowman

    How To:

    1. Creighton started by towel-drying Tatiana's hair and applying the KMS California TAMEFRIZZ smoothing lotion lightly at the ends for instant comb-ability and frizz reduction. Then, he used the KMS California FREESHAPE quick blow dry to spray her hair lightly from the roots to the ends.
    2. Next, Creighton used the KMS California ADDVOLUME volumizing spray to apply to both the roots and hairline to give her hair a boost of instant volume. He then used the VARIS Large Brush and VARIS Creative Energy Blow Dryer to blow her hair back and under, smoothing out the curls.
    3. To complete smoothing her hair, Creighton used the VARIS Creative Energy Flatiron. He applied a drop of the KMS California HAIRPLAY messing crème to give her hair a more lived-in texture. He also used the KMS California HAIRPLAY makeover spray to remove any access oil, creating an overall more matte look.
    4. Creighton then separated her hair into three ponytails: one at the crown of her head, one at the middle of the head and one at the nape of her neck. He then back-combed each ponytail and assembled buns to overlap one other from the bottom up.
    5. Lastly, using his index finger and thumb, he slightly pulled on the hair on the top and sides of Tatiana's head to provide even more volume. To keep everything in place and extra security, Creighton sprayed the KMS California FREESHAPE 2-in-1 styling + finishing spray.

    The Look: Sophisticated Nude Nails
    Manicurist: Deborah Lippman

    How To:

    1. “Tatiana’s look tonight was utter modern sophistication with a stunning red dress that featured sharp lines by Alexander Wang," says Deborah. "…To keep this clean elegance, I used my most popular red carpet nude – Naked."
    2. Deborah prepped the nails using her signature 5-step manicure technique: First, she cleansed the nails with The Stripper nail lacquer remover, shaped the nails with her Smooth Operator 4-way nail buffer, exfoliated with Cuticle Remover, and hydrated the hand and nails with Rich Girl SPF 25 Hand Cream and The Cure, respectively.  
    3. Deborah next applied a layer of Gel Lab Base Coat (part of set with Gel Lab Base Coat).
    4. Then, she applied two layers (both fingers and toes) of the clean, bare beige, Naked.
    5. She topped off the look with a layer of Gel Lab Top Coat.
    6. After allowing the nails to dry one minute, she applied a drop of the new quick dry drops, The Wait Is Over.
  • Constance Zimmer

    The Look: French Bob with Fringe
    Hairstylist: Ashley Streicher

    How To:

    1. Constance had recently been wanting to go shorter with her hair, so she and Ashley decided that the morning of the Emmy's would be the perfect time for the change. To prep her hair for the cut, Ashley first washed and treated her hair with Goldwell’s Kerasilk Color Shampoo and Conditioner. Before cutting, Ashley sprayed the Goldwell Kerasilk Color Protective Blow-Dry Spray as a cutting spray.
    2. Before Ashley started blow-drying the new cut, she sprayed Constance's hair with Goldwell’s Kerasilk Repower Volume Blow-Dry Spray and used the Varis Creative Energy Hair Dryer to give added volume.
    3. After the hair was completely dry, Ashley finished the cut before she started styling.
    4. Ashley wanted Constance's fringe to be bold with a little bit of edge. She cut them bluntly, just above the eyebrows. After they were completely straight and even, she went in and cut little chunks out of them to make the pieces more edgy.
    5. To style the look, Ashley applied a small amount of Goldwell’s Kerasilk Control Rich Protective Oil from the mids through the ends. She then took sections and blew them out to give some added texture and movement.
    6. To secure the look, Ashley applied the Goldwell Stylesign Big Finish Volume Hairspray and began combing through the hair for a movable hold and lasting finish.
    7. Once Constance’s hair was set in place, Ashely took a few select pieces and flat ironed them with the Varis Creative Energy Smoother to give the pieces a bit more texture.
    8. Lastly, to complete the look before Constance hit the red carpet, Ashley punched up her ends with a small amount of Goldwell’s Stylesign Spun Shine Cream.


  • Mandy Moore

    The Look: Customized Nude Nails
    Manicurist: Michelle Saunders

    How To:

    1. “We chose essie's high class affair for its peachy, blush hue, and followed with a layer of mademoiselle to soften and customize Mandy’s nail look," says Michelle.
    2. "The result was a beautiful warm nude that complemented her stunning marigold Prabal Gurung gown effortlessly.”
  • Kristen Bell

    The Look: Made-To-Match Mani
    Manicurist: Kait Mosh

    How To:

    1. “Kristen really wanted her nails to match her whimsical nude floral Zuhair Murad dress as closely as possible," says Kait.
    2. "To create that perfect complement, we started with two coats of essie's blanc, followed with one layer of eternal optimist.
    3. "We finished with a final thin layer of ballet slippers. The result was a beautiful, nude nail.”
  • Viola Davis

    The Look: Glittering Glam Nails
    Manicurist: Julie Kandalec

    How To:

    1. “Mimicking the glistening hematite detail in her floor-length Zac Posen gown, I layered one coat of essie's licorice underneath two coats of set in stones for a multi-faceted nail look, perfect for an evening on the red carpet,” says Julie.
  • Keri Russell

    The Look: Feminine Blush Mani
    Manicurist: Millie Machado

    How To:

    1. “Essie's high class affair was the obvious choice for Keri," says Millie. "The beautiful blush nude against her Stéphane Rolland gown and polished makeup made for such a chic, feminine look.”


  • Claire Danes

    The Look: Rich Neutral Nails
    Manicurist: Michelle Saunders

    How To:

    1. “We decided on a creamy, chic neutral – essie's gel couture in spool me over – to create a clean look for Claire," says Michelle. "It was stunning against the gold sequin details in her dress.
    2. "Essie’s gel couture top coat added the last dose of beautiful shine.”


  • Sarah Hyland

    The Look: Graphic Gold Mani
    Manicurist: Christina Aviles

    How To:

    1. “Complementing the creamy color of Sarah’s stunning Monique Lhuillier top, I started with two coats of essie's allure," says Christina.
    2. "I followed with a vertical stripe of good as gold down the center of each nail. The metallic polish accent gave just the right finishing touch to pull it all together and perfectly matched her jewelry and shoes.”
  • Amy Schumer

    The Look: The Low Matte Bun (right)
    Hairstylist: Kim Gueldner

    How To:

    1. "I began by applying new Kenra Platinum Snail CC Creme to damp hair from roots to ends. This product is wonderful because you can use it every day to strengthen and protect hair over time. It’s super light, and doesn’t weigh hair down at all, so it’s perfect for layering under other stylers," says Kim.
    2. "Next, I sprayed Kenra Professional Root Lifting Spray on the front sections of her hair at the roots for some lift.
    3. "I applied Kenra Platinum Hot Spray at the ends, and blew her hair out with a Mason Pearson brush.
    4. "Once hair was completely dry, I applied Kenra Platinum Revive Oil to the ends and passed over 2-inch sections with a flat iron.
    5. "I pulled hair into a low ponytail at the nape of the neck, securing with an elastic. I then split the ponytail into two sections, wrapped the sections around themselves and pinned the look in place.
    6. "I held the look in place by spraying new Kenra Platinum HiDEF Hairspray all over, which provides a matte hold so hair stays in place all night long."


  • Ariel Winter

    The Look: High-Shine Chignon
    Hairstylist: Aviva Perea

    How To:

    1. "Ariel is wearing a gorgeous statuesque gown, so we wanted to keep the hair and makeup shiny and minimal," says Aviva. "I really wanted to make sure that her hair was super shiny to work with the shininess of the dress. I also wanted to make sure the chignon stayed in place for 12 hours to last through the parties, so the products I used were VERY important.
    2. To get the look, Aviva started with clean wet hair and applied a healthy dose of Matrix Style Link Blowout Skinny Queen from roots to ends to create a perfect base and help control fly-aways. She then dried hair smooth with a large round brush.
    3. Next, she sprayed Matrix Style Link Heat Buffer Thermal Styling Spray from middle to ends and ran a flat iron through hair. Pro Tip: The Heat Buffer protects the hair from heat damage and the iron activates the shine.
    4. Aviva then applied Matrix Style Link Super Fixer Strong Hold Gel through hair from roots to ends. Using a mixed bristle flat brush, she gathered hair into three low ponytails at the base of the neck and securedeach with elastics. Next, she divided each ponytail into two pieces and twisted them onto themselves.  
    5. She wrapped each section into a bun and shaped them into a low twisty chignon before securing with hair pins and bobby pins as needed.
    6. She finished the look with a healthy pump of Matrix Style Link Gloss Booster, smoothing the product on the front of the hair for extra shine and fly-away control.


  • America Ferrera

    The Look: Modern 70s Curls
    Hairstylist: Lona Vigi

    How To:

    1. "[America's] jumpsuit was sequined, beautiful and a bit retro, so we decided to keep her hair a little more modern,” says Lona. Starting with damp hair, she applied a dime-size amount of Nexxus New York Salon Care Exxpand+ Volumizing Whip from roots to ends to create natural body and movement.
    2. Next, she blow-dried hair with a medium round brush to add volume and smooth out natural hair texture.
    3. Once hair was dried, Lona curled America's strands, alternating between two different curling irons to create a natural, undone look.
    4. She finished by spraying the entire head with Nexxus New York Salon Care Maxximum Hold Finishing Mist to provide a long-lasting, frizz-free hold.
  • Tina Fey

    The Look: Classic Rounded Nails
    Manicurist: Milly Machado

    How To:

    1. "I started by doing a basic manicure with a gentle cuticle treatment," says Milly.
    2. "I used Ani Michele Before and After as a base coat.
    3. "I used Ani Michele (one coat) in the color, Fashion Week. We decided to use one coat to add the naturalness to her outfit.
    4. "To add shine to the nails, I applied the Ani Michele Before and After top coat to give the nails a red carpet-ready look."


  • Laverne Cox

    The Look: Golden Glam Glow
    Makeup Artist: Deja Davenport

    How To:

    1. "I prepped Laverne's skin with the VI Derm Vitamin C Gel to ready the skin before I began blending the Crème Foundations from the Cool and Warm Palettes into her skin with a soft buffer brush," says Deja. "I always use three foundation colors to create a makeup look; this time I used four.
    2. "I finished her highlight with a touch of Banana Crème blended in with a damp beauty blender.
    3. "To finish, I set the entire face with AJ Crimson Universal Setting Powder in Bamboo.
    4. "For Laverne's eye makeup, I first applied Gold Liquid Metal Eyeshadow on her lid, blending it out to the brow bone with a medium eyeshadow brush.
    5. "I blended Sepia and Caramel toned shadows from the outer crease to the bridge of her nose.
    6. "I used a small defining shadow brush to draw the Espresso colored eyeshadow from the lower lashline to the outer crease from the outer crease to the midpoint of the eye.
    7. "Next, I used a clean tapered blending brush to create the diffused cut crease.
    8. "I finished the look with black waterproof eyeliner on the waterline and lid, and tons of carbon black mascara."
  • Robin Wright

    The Look: Side-Swept Strands
    Hairstylist: Paul Norton

    How To:

    1. To get Robin's glam look, Paul first blow-dried her hair with Joico Joi Whip with a round brush, flipping the ends up until fully dry while spraying Joico Iron Clad from roots to end over the entire head.
    2. He then sectioned off the hair from ear to ear, separating the front from the back. Then, he took 1-inch sections of hair from the nape all the way to the top of the head and, using a 3/4-inch curling iron, curled away from the face. Next, he gathered a section as if to put into a ponytail, sprayed with Joico Hair Shake, and back-combed the root, creating a foundation to anchor the look with bobby pins.
    3. Paul next began to twist the hair around until it collapsed naturally on to the scalp, securing the hair as he twisted with bobby pins to create a very soft, textured knot. He then sprayed a little Joico Flip Turn Hairspray.
    4. Next, Paul created a deep side part. On the lighter side, he used a 3/4-inch iron to bend the hair back away from the face before connecting that side gently to the back of the head, leaving some tendrils down around the face.
    5. On the heavy side, he took horizontal sections starting from the bottom, going all the way to the part and, using the 3/4-inch iron, waved the hair away from the face. Pro tip: Leave the ends loose for a more undone feel. Once he had finished waving the entire left side, Paul raked through the hair with his fingers and sprayed Joico Hair Shake from roots to ends.
    6. To finish, he took a little bit of hair from the heavier side and pinned back to connect with the knot, topping it off with Joico Flip Turn Hairspray.
  • Emilia Clarke

    The Look: The Architectural Updo
    Hairstylist: Adir Abergel

    How To:

    1. "The dress is always a huge inspiration for me when I think about how to style hair," says Adir. "I loved how beautiful, sleek and modern this Versace dress felt. I wanted to embody that look in the hairstyle by bringing some structural build to it and incorporating some great classical elements at the same time.
    2. “Start with wet hair and apply Leonor Greyl Mousse Au Lotus Volumatrice from roots to mid shaft all over to create hold and memory for a style that will last all night. Then use the ghd air ELITE Hairdryer with a round brush to smooth the ends and create a bouncy voluminous blowout.
    3. "Next, separate the hair into two sections: a top half and  a bottom half. Use the ghd platinum styler on the bottom half to create a beautiful smooth finish. Using the Leonor Greyl Gel a l'Hibiscus, slick the bottom half into a very tight ponytail a couple of inches above the neck. Then, take the top portion of the hair, part it down the middle and tie it together with the bottom ponytail, making sure you leave the top loose and undone in texture.
    4. "Now, smooth the Leonor Greyl Gel a l'Hibiscus over the entire ponytail. Then, fold the ponytail onto itself and secure with hair pins. To get a high finish texture with both shine and hold, use the Leonor Grey Laque Souple hair spray all over."
  • Taraji P. Henson

    The Look: Natural Texture
    Hairstylist: Kim Kimble

    How To:

    1. “We wanted to play up Taraji’s natural hair texture, so we decided to go with the ‘wet’ hair look,” says Kim. “To start, we washed her hair earlier in the day and allowed for it to air dry to preserve her hair’s natural texture.
    2. "Once dried, we began refining Taraji’s natural waves by using the tip of the ghd curve creative curl wand to add texture and definition.
    3. "To finish, we added in a bit of product to make the hair appear ‘piecey’. Then, we finished it off using the ghd air ELITE hairdryer with the ghd air diffuser for added volume.”
  • Emmy Rossum

    The Look: Cascading Curls
    Hairstylist: Giannandrea

    How To:

    1. To get Emmy's gorgeous look, Giannandrea started with wet hair, applying a palm-sized amount of Macadamia Professional Foaming Volumizer from roots to ends.
    2. Next, he rough-dried hair with head upside down to create extra volume.
    3. When hair was about 90% dry, he applied a small amount of Macadamia Professional Blow Dry Lotion to large sections and dried hair using a medium-sized round brush. Once dry, he pinned each section with a clip to hold the volume.
    4. When all sections were dry, Giannandrea unpinned and lightly brushed the hair before creating a deep side part.
    5. Next, he wrapped medium sections around a 1-inch curling iron. When all the hair was curled, he sprayed Macadamia Professional Flex Hold Shaping Hairspray to set the style, then lightly brushed hair to slightly loosen the waves.
    6. Finally, Giannandrea took a dime-size amount of Macadamia Professional Nourishing Moisture Oil Treatment and lightly ran through the lengths of hair to increase shine and smooth frizz.


  • Carly Chaikin

    The Look: Smoothed-Back Strands
    Hairstylist: Ian James

    How To:

    1. "We talked about the look to begin with and, since she was wearing such amazing earrings and there was a lot of detail in the dress, especially around the shoulder area in front, we wanted to have the hair behind her ears and behind her shoulders," says Ian. "Also, Carly wanted something not too glamorous, but we still wanted something shiny and healthy, but with a tiny bit of texture.
    2. "I started out by blow-drying the hair straight with a flat brush. Then, I parted her hair to one side.
    3. "Next, I started building the texture in the back and used two different curling irons from Hot Tools: one 3-inch barrel just to curl the very ends and then I used a 1 1/2-inch curling iron just to curl the midsection only.
    4. "I applied Acure Organics Dry Shampoo at the roots after I used the curling iron on each section. Then, I used Paul Mitchell Super Clean Hairspray on the whole section. When I was using the Hot Tools curling irons, I was wrapping the hair around the iron alternating the direction with each section.
    5. "Once done, I pulled on the hair after it was ironed to give it a more relaxed feel since I did not want it to be too curly.
    6. "Then, for the top section where the part is, I sprayed the Paul Mitchell Super Clean Hairspray on to my flat paddle brush and brushed through the top sections of the hair to give it extra shine and to remove the fly-aways. Also, she did not want it to be super flat to her head, so I left a tiny bit of looseness on top."

    The Look: The Super Smoky Eye
    Makeup Artist: Beau Nelson

    How To:

    1. "I wanted Carly to look like a classic Italian movie star," says Beau. "We went for a smoky feline eye in black and deepest grey, flawless matte skin, a slight peach flush and a demi matte nude lip.
    2. "To create Carly’s eye look, I used Charlotte Tilbury Rock ’N' Kohl eyeliner in Bedroom Black inside the rim of the eye and to create the feline shape. I then used NARS shadow in Pandora and Paris to set the liner in place and diffused the edges.
    3. "On her eyelids, I used a neutral satin texture flesh tone shadow from NARS in All About Eve. I then curled her lashes and added a few medium and short individuals from Ardell. I then applied Tom Ford Extreme Mascara in Raven.
    4. "Brows were defined using the Anastasia Brow Pro Palette and the Smashbox Angle Brow Brush.
    5. "For skin, I used Tom Ford Traceless Stick Foundation in shades 4 and 5. I set that with Charlotte Tilbury Pressed Powder in medium.
    6. "Cheeks were contoured slightly with Lorac PRO Contour Palette using the light and medium shades before applying NARS Blush in Gilda to the apples of the cheek blending slightly back towards the hairline. "Lips were a peachy nude with Oribe Lipstick in The Nude."
  • Julianne Hough

    The Look: Bronzed Babe
    Makeup Artist: Spencer Barnes

    How To:

    1. “With Julianne's dress having no embellishments or frills, it was clear that this look would be best completed by keeping her face in natural matte tones and with a clean-beauty approach using precision placement techniques,” says Spencer. To do this, he first prepped Julianne's skin with LORAC POREfection Mattifying Face Primer, then applied LORAC SHEER POREfection Foundation.
    2. Spencer applied a little LORAC POREfection Concealer where needed, then lightly contoured with LORAC PRO Contour Palette. He set the look with LORAC POREfection Baked Perfecting Powder and warmed up Julianne's skin with LORAC TANtalizer Baked Bronzer in Matte Tan.
    3. To add a pop of peachy color, Spencer used LORAC Color Source Buildable Blush in Prism on the apples of Julianne's cheeks.
    4. For the eyes, Spencer prepped with LORAC Behind the Scenes Eye Primer before creating a neutral, subtly smoky look with the LORAC Mega PRO 3 Palette (limited-edition, launching October 2016). He then lined Julianne's eyes with the LORAC Front of the Line PRO Eye Pencil in Dark Brown and finished the eye look with a coat of LORAC Lash Pomade Mascara.
    5. Spencer filled in Julianne's brows with the LORAC PRO Brow Pencil in Blonde for subtle definition.
    6. He then finished the look by creating a natural-looking pink lip using LORAC Alter Ego Lip Liner in Socialite and Duchess.
  • Emily Ratajkowski

    The Look: Baby Blues
    Makeup Artist: Hung Vanngo

    How To:

    1. “I wanted to do something that would let her natural beauty and confidence shine through,” says Hung, “I took inspiration from her dress and did an eye focus in the same family of blues. To keep it modern, I left the rest of her makeup soft and subtle."
    2. Hung began by prepping Emily's skin with LORAC POREfection Mattifying Face Primer. Next, he applied LORAC SHEER POREfection Foundation in PS7, LORAC POREfection Concealer in PC5 and set the look with LORAC POREfection Baked Perfecting Powder in PF6.
    3. For a little color on her cheeks, Hung used LORAC Color Source Buildable Blush in Chroma and then lightly contoured with the LORAC TANtalizer Highligher & Matte Bronzer Duo.
    4. For the head-turning eye look, Hung began by prepping lids with LORAC Behind the Scenes Eyeshadow Primer for a lasting look. He then used the LORAC PRO Palette 2 and LORAC PRO Palette 3 to create the dramatic look. He lined Emily's eyes with the LORAC Front of the Line PRO Eye Pencil in both Navy and Aqua, then finished the look with LORAC PRO Lash Pomade Mascara.
    5. Hung next filled in Emily's brows with the LORAC PRO Brow Pencil in Brunette to softly define brows without taking away from the eye look.
    6. He finished with LORAC Alter Ego Lip Liner in Secret Angel to define Emily's lips, then filled in with LORAC Alter Ego Lipstick in Exhibitionist.
  • Ellie Kemper

    The Look: 60s Chic
    Hairstylist: Christian Marc

    How To:

    1. "I prepped Ellie's hair using the UNITE 7SECONDS Leave-In Detangler and added BLOW&SET Lotion throughout her hair before blow-drying," says Christian.
    2. "When halfway dry, I used the UNITE BOOSTA SPRAY in her roots to create volume and texture.
    3. "Once the blowout was finished, I sectioned the hair with a low side part, slick on the side using UNITE BLOW&SET Lotion.
    4. "For the finishing touch, I used the UNITE TEXTURIZA Spray to add more volume and control. To set the hairstyle I used UNITE MAXCONTROL Spray.
    5. "I finished off the look with 7SECONDS GLOSSING Spray before she left for the red carpet.”

Opening image: Getty Images/John Shearer

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