After facing a temporary postponement due to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strike, the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards—which typically takes place in September— was finally back in action on January 15th. This year’s show, which celebrates the very best in television, was held in Downtown Los Angeles and was hosted by comedian Anthony Anderson.
The star-studded evening delivered some well-deserved and historic wins—looking at you Quinta Brunson, Ayo Edibiri, Ali Wong— as well as some memorable acceptance speeches from the likes of Niecey Nash and Jennifer Coolidge. Of course, for us, the true standout of the night was none other than all the gorgeous hair that was spotted on the red carpet.
From sky-high ponytails to Old Hollywood waves and so many pretty updos, there were a ton of incredible hair looks that caught our attention at this year’s show. Keep scrolling to take a look at some of our favorite hairstyles from the 2023 Emmys.
As if Amber Midthunder’s slicked-back plait that hairstylists Kat Thompson was impressive enough, check out the stunning custom hair piece from Sota Scowi Designs that was incorporated into the look. Thompson added a beaded floral barrette with hanging pearl to her hair and wrapped a beaded rope around her plait for a finishing touch.
Hairstylist Felicia Leatherwood took Issa Rae’s slicked-back low bun to the next level with the addition of some fabulous feathers. Not only did they perfectly complement Rae’s feathered Pamella Roland gown but they added such a fun touch to this hair look.
Tracee Ellis Ross
Lisa Anne Walter
Lisa Anne Walter looked flawless with her crimson locks swept back in a teased half-up hairstyle that came courtesy of hairstylist Dustin Von Osborne. Von Osborne finished the look with a tiny black bow hair ribbon.
Sheryl Lee Ralph
Jasmin Savoy Brown
Jasmin Savoy Brown looked radiant with a beautiful twisted “crown” hairstyle that came courtesy of hairstylist Takisha Sturdivant Drew. Sturdivant Drew used Smooth Moisture products and TSD hair extensions to create Savoy Brown’s look.
Taraji P. Henson
Taraji P. Henson served ponytail goals with this sleek, snatched ponytail that her hairstylist Tym Wallace created using Hidden Crown hair extensions, L’Oreal Paris hair products, and ghd hair tools. Wallace shared in an Instagram post that “capturing the beauty of Black women” was the inspiration for Henson’s look and that he referenced the 90s supermodel as well when crafting her ponytail.