Because if there’s anything we love, it’s a chic ‘do that’s easy yet sophisticated to a T.
Every time the red carpet is rolled out, we tune in because we can’t help but anticipate the various styles our fave celebs decide to show up with. This time, at the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards, it was all about showing off a combination of slicked-back and soft-looking minimal updos. From voluminous waves to sleek, low ponytails, the stars of television were putting on display a throng of stunning yet seemingly effortless trends – in other words, what we’d actually want try our hand at. The best part? We really can.
Here are a couple of looks that we’d definitely want to rock and are perfect to wear from work to play!
Emilia Clarke’s feminine updo
Tip: This look works like a gem for bad hair days! Separate your hair into two sections, pulling the bottom half into a ponytail slightly above your neck. Then, part the top section into half down the middle and tie it to the bottom ponytail before folding it into a bun, securing with pins. Similarly, you could also create two separate mini buns with the top and bottom sections.
Emily Ratajkowski’s pulled-back pony
Tip: Simple but never boring, all this style takes is a precise side part and lightweight gel to smooth down flyaways as you gather your strands tightly right at the nape of your neck. Also, can we just take a moment to admire those dramatic, jewel-toned eyes?
Sophie Turner’s surprising braid
Tip: Just when you thought Winterfell’s Queen in the North (well, that’s what we’d like to believe) was strutting her stuff with just an average faux lob, she turns around to reveal a twist. After creating soft, tousled waves, work the lower section of your tresses into a loose, French braid. Feel free to tug the braid slightly apart for a more voluminous finish.
Abigail Spencer’s lush waves
Tip: This lady is flaunting some serious curls (have you seen her lashes?) and one way to achieve that is by investing in a good root-lifting powder or mousse, and nourishing oil to run through your strands after heat-styling. This helps loosen up curls for bigger, softer results while injecting moisture.
Stephanie Corneliussen’s sleek half-braid
Tip: We can’t see exactly what’s going on at the back, but if it looks that good from the front, we’re sold. Starting from the top of your head, create a tight, three-strand Dutch braid (instead of layering the sections of hair over each other, it goes under) until the nape of your neck and secure with an elastic. Finish off with a blast of hairspray.
Sarah Hyland’s looped bun
Tip: This is almost a no-brainer but somehow looks so irresistibly good on the Modern Family star. Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s just a really amazing stylist – WHO KNOWS. We still want that look anyway. Make a center part with a few loose strands at the front, then loop it at the back by pulling the ponytail just halfway through the band. You could even pull out a small section to wrap around and conceal the band just for kicks, and you’re all done.