Emmy Roundup: Get the Look and Other Backstage Tips
Last night's Emmy Awards brought a barrel of fresh hair and makeup looks, and we found it fabulous that many an actress stepped away from her staple looks (like Kim Kardashian's mega waves) and went for something different to spice up the red carpet. We've gathered some of the best tidbits from backstage last night so you can get your favorite small screen star's look.
Jenna Fischer's Effortless Waves:
TRESemmé celeb stylist Mara Roszak styled Fischer's loose waves. She started by parting hair slightly off-center when the hair was damp and applying TRESemmé 24 Hour Body Root Boosting Spray to roots and brushing through. Next, she applied a dime-sized amount of TRESemmé Fresh Start No-Frizz Creme to the ends, and blow-dried hair smooth with a medium-sized round brush. Once it was dry, she created natural-looking waves with a 1 1/4-inch barrel curling iron rotating the direction of the iron, leaving the ends of the hair out. Last, she broke up the waves with her fingers, and finished with TRESemmé Naturals Finishing Spray.
Anna Paquin's Vamp Updo:
On wet hair, Renato Campora applied Fekkai Full Blown Volume Styling Whip to the roots and Fekkai Coiff Perfecteur Anti-Frizz Silkening Crème. Once it had dried, he used a half-inch curling iron and set the hair in pin curls. After 15 minutes, Campora removed the curls and ran his fingers through the hair to loosen and create shape. Next, he pulled the hair back into a high French twist, revealing the nape of her neck, and secured it with bobby pins. To create volume, Campora loosened the hair at the crown of her head, resulting in a softer, yet glamorous style. He finished the look with Fekkai Advanced Sheer Hold Hairspray.
January Jones's Frosty Makeup:
"For January's makeup I was inspired by Irving Penn's iconic photos of his wife/supermodel Lisa Fonssagrives, whose signature extended eyeliner symbolizes the epitome of elegance," said Chanel makeup artist Rachel Goodwin. "I used ultra-feminine colors with super-sculptural liner for a cool update on that classic late '50s silhouette. I used CHANEL Liquid Eyeliner in Noir along the lash line for an exaggerated cat-eye effect, adding extra lashes on just the very outer edges for added length. I then applied two coats of CHANEL Inimitable Intense Mascara in Noir on the top lashes and one coat of CHANEL Inimitable Intense Mascara in Purple on the bottom lashes. The rest of the face I kept understated, using minimal foundation, pale pink cream cheek color and CHANEL Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in Confidence on her lips. I finished the look by dusting her brow bone and lids with a loose iridescent pearl shadow with a hint of purple to play off the super-reflective quality of her dress."
Julia Louis-Dreyfus's Shiny, Straight Strands:
Oscar Blandi gave Dreyfus this sleek, polished look by spraying her roots with Oscar Blandi Volume Volumizing Spray and a touch of Oscar Blandi Pronto Gloss throughout the hair to prevent frizz. After drying hair with a round brush, he added a small amount of Oscar Blandi Jasmine Oil Serum and gently ran a flatiron through the hair, keeping it one inch from the roots and leaving the ends softly bent to keep hair looking natural. Last, he took the front section of the hair from the sides and tucked it behind the ears, securing it with a pin to keep the hair in place and finishing it off with Oscar Blandi Lacca Hairspray for additional volume and flexible hold.
Rose Byrne's Red Carpet Prep:
John Frieda celeb stylist Harry Josh handled Byrne's tresses for the red carpet, but the work started well before backstage. He prescribed a pre-awards-show routine to keep her hair looking fabulous for the red carpet: John Frieda Root Awakening Health Infusing Shampoo & Conditioner.
The Hairspray Everyone Loves...
...was L'Oréal Elnett Satin Hairspray! Stars from Vampire Diaries's Nina Dobrev to Julie Benz and Heather MacDonald all fessed up to being co-dependent on the long-lasting formula.
What was your favorite Emmy look? Plus, be sure to check out more of our best and worst red carpet looks here!