The Best Hairstyles from the 2022 Emmy Awards


If we’re in an era of too much television, there’s still not enough. Our favorite stars showed up on a big way for last night’s 74th Annual Emmy Awards. Thankfully, the hair teams did not disappoint with looks that left us losing it in our group chat. The Euphoria girlies gave us Old Hollywood and Old Hollywood gave us Euphoria. (See THE INCREDIBLE Sheryl Lee Ralph below…) Up was down, down was up and everything was right!

Ahead, we rounded up the best hair moments from the 2022 Emmys red carpet, awards show and more.

Quinta Brunson

Hairstylist Alexander Armand ensured Quinta Brunson was ready for her moment, looking every bit the Hollywood icon when she accepted her Emmy for “Abbott Elementary” thanks to products from Olivia Garden and Maui Moisture. See below to get the look.

I created long voluminous waves with a subtle yet flirty side part. I started by washing and conditioning Quinta’s hair with the Maui Moisture Castor & Neem Oil Shampoo Conditioner, a duo that works perfectly for creating and sealing in moisture to give volume to textured hair for styling. I next applied Maui Moisture’s Flexible Hold Coconut Curl Mousse to establish the direction of curl flow.

I then used the Olivia Garden Ceramic + Ion Blow Dryer with the Olivia Garden NanoThermic Paddle Brush to blow out Quinta’s hair with speed and efficiency. I dried the hair on a cool setting to set the look while retaining moisture and shine. The mousse is an excellent styling agent because its lightweight formulation leaves hair soft and manageable for further styling.

After, I teased the hair to accentuate her face with the Olivia Garden CarboSilk CS-C1 Comb, placed a flirty part on the right side and created voluminous curls with the Olivia Garden Ceramic + Ion 1’ Flat Iron to seal her hair follicles with the right amount of regulated heat. This flat iron allows me to curl her hair with the perfect amount of bounce and wave. I completed the look with a light application of Maui Moisture Vanilla Bean Weightless Oil Mist and combed through with the Olivia Garden CarboSilk CS-C6 Comb to de-frizz, add shine and bring the old Hollywood look together.

Glam by Renée Loiz with Olay.

Sheryl Lee Ralph

Celebrity hairstylist and “Abbott Elementary” Hair Department Lead, Moira “Fingaz” Frazier really made the original “Dream Girl,” and TV veteran, even dreamier with a waist-grazing braid embellished with more crystals than anyone has any business counting.

Of the look, Frazier commented on Instagram “When Sheryl Lee Ralph asked me to do her hair for Emmys I knew this would be a magical moment. And after speaking with her daughter Coco about the styling direction we were on the same page as to how her look should be! This was amazing teamwork, she was truly the STAR of the night. A rare gem to the world and a true diamond hence the look .” A winning look for an Emmy winner! Christina Joseph assisted Frazier with styling Sheryl’s hair with glam by Mila Thomas.


To go full Grace Kelly and then some, Zendaya turned to celebrity hairstylist Tony Medina. To get this timeless look, Medina used some thoroughly modern products from Tangle Teezer. See how he got the look for the, now, two-time Emmy Winner, below.

I started by using the @TangleTeezerUS The Ultimate Styler, which perfectly added volume while giving hair a smooth and shiny finish. I strategically placed two clip in tracks of the @HiddenCrownHair extensions in the center of the back of her head for fullness. I gave them a trim to match her hair length and pin curled them to blend in with her head of curls. To secure them, I added a bit of teasing at the root using the skinny side of Tangle Teezer’s The Wide Tooth Comb.

When setting Z’s curls, I used a little bit of @AuntJackiesCurlsAndCoils Frizz Patrol Mousse on each section to add shine and hold. Once I gently brushed out her curls with Tangle Teezer’s The Ultimate Styler, I used Tangle Teezer’s The Wide Tooth Comb to create a waved shape towards the bottom of her style. The opposite side of the dual sided comb was perfect for teasing and creating just the right amount of volume.

For final touches, I used Aunt Jackie’s Slicked Flexible Styling Glue to clean her hair line up and give it a sleek look. To pull the front back tightly and for hair decor, I tied a black silk ribbon around the entire style to bring the look together. Lastly, to polish up the entire look, I used Aunt Jackie’s Shine Boss to give a glossy finish.

Zenday’s Emmys glam was done by Sheika Daley using Lancôme.


We love a top knot! Longtime hairstylist Shelbeniece Swan grabbed SexyHair products to create this look. Below, all the deets directly from the source.

I began by shampooing Lizzo’s tresses with the Boost Up Shampoo and then infused maximum hydration with the Boost Up conditioner. Lizzo’s curls were so soft and supple from the clarifying and hydration of both products. I then rinsed and applied a leave in conditioner tri- wheat leave in conditioner. I used this to prepare her hair for straightening while adding strength.

As I prepared her hair I moved into blow drying and creating the base for the too knot. I secured with a coated elastic pony tail holder and began to create the knot while applying sexy Hair Big Weatherproof spray. This spray is great for all weather and is humidity friendly.

After securing the knot with hair pins I used end curls to perfect her tendrils and spayed them with Sexy Hair Healthy So touchable spray. This spray gives maximum yet soft hold. Lizzo was red carpet ready and her tresses were camera ready!

Glam by Alex Mayo.

Jennifer Coolidge

Just wow! Marc Mena delivered a career-defining hairstyle for a career-defining win. Bardot who? People are going to be asking for the Coolidge. To get the look, Mena used Better Not Younger products. Everything you need to know from the brand:

Begin with Wakeup Call Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner. Lift Me Up Hair Thickener was used all over, and then blown out with a medium-sized ceramic brush, and rollers were put in.

When the rollers came out, Mena protected Coolidge’s strands with No Remorse Heat Protection & Taming Spray before he took a 1.5” curling iron and gave the hair a soft wave at the ends.

Wake Up Call High Hold Thickening Hairspray was used to hold the look together, lasting all night.

Glam by Gregory Arlt.

Jean Smart

Robert Vetica was inspired by Marilyn Monroe’s iconic pin curls and wanted to modernize for Jean Smart. Since Marylin is known for her iconic pin curls on the red carpet, Robert wanted to reference the influential look with Jean. See how Robert created the look with Olivia Garden and R+Co products.

I started out by spraying R+Co Dallas Thickening Spray throughout Jean‘s hair, then I used the Olivia Garden Ceramic + Ion Hair Dryer along with Olivia Garden EcoHair Bamboo Combo Vent Round Brush in size 3, to create volume and shine from the root. I focused on creating a low side part to lift the hair starting at the route, similar to Marilyn’s go-to style.

After starting on the side part, I began sectioning the hair into small parts in order to style the hair with the Olivia Garden Ceramic + Ion Flat Iron, a brilliantly engineered multi-use tool that allowed me to straighten and curl the hair as needed. It enabled me to achieve that perfect Marilyn look without the hassle of going back and forth between a curling iron and a flat iron, due to its streamlined and lightweight design with rounded edges. I sprayed each section with R+Co Freeway Defining Spray Gel to set the look.

“Once the hair was perfectly locked in place, I used the Olivia Garden Style Up Teasing Brush to brush, tease, and finish the look with ease. Finally, I polished off the look with R+Co Featherlight Hairspray for hold and shine.

Glam by Keith Sayer.

Hannah Einbinder

Brian Fisher delivered “all the big shining energy last night” for “Hacks” star Hannah Einbinder, twice! We can’t pick a favorite. Glam by Molly Greenwald with Shiseido.

Janelle James

If there was any doubt that Janelle James was on the A-list, that’s over now. A+! Her hair was perfection by Faith C with Straight Request Hair Spray, OGX Nourishing + Coconut Oil Weightless Hydrating Oil, Design Essential Finishing Spray, Kenra Volumizing Powder 14, the Bio Ionic Curling Iron and Babyliss Flat Iron. Color by Dustin Von Osborne. Glam by Fatimot Isadare. P.S. Can we give it up for the ladies of “Abbott Elementary”?!

Rosario Dawson

Finally, a “wet look” that we can get behind! Celebrity hairstylist Clariss Anya Rubenstein delivered for Rosario Dawson with Sol de Janeiro and their “magic Brazilian Glossy hair oil.”

Meg Stalter

“Hacks” star Meg Stalter continues to be the moment. Clayton Hawkins styled her lengthy locks to perfection with Tangle Teezer and Living Proof products. Ashley Grossblatt assisted Hawkins. Glam by Melissa Hernandez.

Maude Apatow

Peter Lux brought the “Old Hollywood” to young Hollywood in a big way. Technically for an after party, this look was every bit as good as anything that we saw walk the gold carpet or on screen during the show.

HoYeon Jung

The “Squid Games” star was coiffed to perfection by Jenny Cho using Augustinus Bader products. The barrette detail? Next level! Glam by Nina Park and nails by Yoko Sakakura.

Sasheer Zamata

Set to stun! Pictured with bestie Nicole Byer, actress and comedian Sasheer Zamata did not come to play.

Kaley Cuoco

Celebrity hairstylist Christine Symonds created Kaley Cuoco’s low-chignon-pony with the help of Clairol Professional products. To get the look, see Christine’s tips below:

First, I prepped Kaley’s hair with Clairol Professional Thermal Shine Spray and Leave-In Styling Treatment. These products are essential to create any look!

Then, I gave her a voluminous blow dry. I pulled her hair back in a loose low pony but didn’t pull all the way through on the second wrap to leave a knot. I kept out her bangs and added some Thermal Shine Spray to make sure everything stayed in place. That’s it, the look is super simple and effortless!

Glam by Jamie Greenberg.

Sydney Sweeney

We love a red carpet reveal! Hairstylist Glen Coco Oropeza was responsible for Sweeney’s big chop, using Nexxus Haircare, Shark Beauty and The Hair Shop.

Selma Blair

Short, slicked back and oh, so chic by Jenny Cho. Not a hair out of place for the actress and disability rights activist. Glam by Kara Yoshimoto Bua.

Molly Shannon

Confusingly, TV (and film) legend Molly Shannon credited two hairstylists for her look. Bravo to whoever is responsible. Someone should claim this look. It’s everything!

Sandra Oh

BODY by Sascha Breuer! To get the look, Breuer used Davines products. From Instagram:

Sandra has an incredible natural hair texture that I wanted enhance without changing the natural feel & texture. I achieved this by using the nozzle and heat of the Dyson to amplify her natural wave band; then sealing the outer layer with the GHD curling iron.

Ayo Edebiri

We’re saying “YAS, chef” to hairstylist Marcia Hamilton‘s work for “The Bear” star. This piecey lob was so chic! Glam by Joanna Simkin, assisted by Sravya Vatsavai.

Which Emmys hairstyle was your favorite? Let us know in the comments.

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