The Best Hairstyles From the Delayed 2023 Emmy Awards


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.

Alfie Fuller

Alfie Fuller tapped into the balletcore trend with the help of her hairstylist Ro Morgan who created these dreamy pigtail buns that were wrapped with light pink ribbon. 

Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain kept it sleek and chic with a deep side part paired with side-sweeping bangs and pin-straight lock. Her hair look was styled by hairstylist Renato Campora.

Riley Keough

This 60s-inspired half-up style that hairstylist Gregory Russell created for Riley Keough was such a moment. We love the addition of the black hair bow!

Amber Midthunder

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. 

Amber Ruffin

We absolutely love this sculpted updo that hairstylist Embree Theory created for Amber Ruffin.

Katherine Heigl

Katherine Heigl returned to the Emmys red carpet after a decade with this beautiful curled bob that was styled by hairstylist Jonathen Hanousek.

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez looked elegant as ever with a low bun which was styled with a single loose wave to frame her face in the front. Her hair look was crafted by hairstylist Marissa Marino.

Ali Wong

Ali Wong served major Old Hollywood vibes with a deep side part and glossy, soft waves that came courtesy of hairstylist Clayton Hawkins. Hawkins used ghd hair tools to create this pretty hair look.

Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox looked insanely good with an extra-long curly ponytail that was styled by hairstylist Kiyah Wright

Jennifer Coolidge

Jennifer Coolidge hit the red carpet sporting a teased updo featuring curly face-framing tendrils that came courtesy of hairstylist Anne Morgan.

Camila Morrone

We’re obsessed with these soft tousled waves that hairstylist Bryce Scarlett for Camila Morrone.

Aubrey Plaza

Hairstylist Mark Townsend really outdid himself with this stunning half-up hairstyle and curtain bangs that he styled for Aubrey Plaza using OLAPLEX hair products. 

Issa Rae

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. 

Jenna Ortega

Jenna Ortega looked like the picture of perfection with these dreamy waves and curtain bangs that were styled by hairstylist Bobby Eliot

Natasha Lyonne

Natasha Lyonne served effortless glamour with these natural, soft waves that were styled by hairstylist Vernon Francois.

Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee Elliss Ross looked fabulous with a swingy high ponytail that was styled by hairstylist E Williams.

Suki Waterhouse

Suki Waterhouse’s perfectly undone waves and wispy bangs were a winning hair combo in our opinion. Her killer look was styled by hairstylist Jennifer Yepez

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

We can get enough of this phenomenal lob that hairstylist Sharif Poston styled for Sheryl Lee Ralph. Those flipped out ends and all of that volume really elevated this look!

Niecy Nash-Betts

Niecy Nash-Betts wowed with long middle-parted soft waves that were styled by her hairstylist Davontae’ Washington using TPH by Taraji hair products. 

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. 

Beatrice Grannò

Beatrice Grannò stunned with this gorgeous wavy bob and bangs combo that hairstylist Rena Calhoun styled using OLAPLEX products. 

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. 

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Camille Nzengung

Camille Nzengung is a Features Editor at The Tease, where she covers all things hair. You can find her writing about the best hair products, the coolest hair trends, and all the exciting new hair launches. Send her a pitch:

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