The 2020 Emmy Awards aired without its usual red carpet swarmed with fans and photographers — but that didn’t keep the celebrities down. They still logged on with their skin moisturized, hair styled, and faces beat, and simply documented their own glamour shots and step-and-repeats for all of us to look at on Instagram. From cornrows and cat eyes to various breeds of bangs, here are 11 memorable hair and makeup looks from last night’s scrollable carpet and socially distanced show.
Most Momentous Bangs
Most Impressive Glow
Yara Shahidi stopped by with a friendly reminder to drink your water, steam your face, and layer your lip glosses (specifically Bite Beauty’s Cider Donut and Sugar Drizzle.)
Best Red-Carpet Cosplay
With the red carpet absent, Reese Witherspoon channeled its essence with a classic look: nude nails, side-parted Hollywood waves, and the perfect red lip, courtesy of Pat McGrath Labs MatteTrance Lipstick in Elson 2.
Most Powerful Buzz Cut
Sometimes hair designs speak louder than words, and the raised fist Yvonne Orji had cut into her hair did just that.
Most Aspirational Ponytail
Flyaways? Kerry Washington, her bob, and the bob’s creator, Kim Kimble, don’t know the meaning of the word.
Best Reminder to Stick Things in Your Hair
Props to H.E.R. for keeping one of our favorite pastimes going strong.
Most Impressive Use of Bleach
Winner Regina King wore an ethereal pile of carefree curls, beautifully crafted by stylist Larry Sims and a slight breeze.
Best Bangs for Men™
Paul Mescal’s fringe was front and center and slightly swoopy for the big night.