From cropped and tousled bobs to glammed-up ponytails, classy chignons and loose pinned curls, the stars brought their style A-game to the 65th Annual Emmy Awards last Sunday.
Television stars like Heidi Klum, Claire Danes, Kerry Washington and many more looked amazing on the red carpet. But it's the teased and textured high-fashion fishtail worn by Extra host Maria Menounos that tops our list of must-have hairstyles from the event.
Swung nonchalantly over one shoulder with volume on top and some wispy bits at the front — for softness around the face — Menounos proved that a typical weekend style can also work well on the red carpet. Television personality, fashion designer and author Lauren Conrad shows us how to get this look at home in six easy steps!
For a looser braid, upon completion, you can gently pull the braid apart, helping to separate the pieces a bit, loosening the braid.
For a sleeker braid, make sure to brush through your hair first, and try to keep the braid as tight as possible.
For a messy/boho braid, you can add texture prior to starting the braid by curling your hair or teasing your hair a bit. This will help the braid to appear a bit thicker and looser.
1 Gather hair into a ponytail and secure with a clear elastic band. You can either cut the band for a loose braid or wrap the band with hair to hide it upon completion.
2 Divide the hair in the ponytail into two equal parts. If you would like to wrap the band with hair when finished, leave a small piece aside, separate from the two equal parts, and do not include this piece as you braid.
3 Take a small piece from the outside of side one and pass the piece to side two (you can decide which side will be one and two). Next, take a small piece from the outside of side two and pass it to side one. Continue this process. Once you pass each piece over, simply let them gather into their new sides.
4 To keep the braid tight, every so often you can take side one and side two and pull them away from each other. This will help tighten the pieces you have already placed and braided.
5 Once you have finished the braid, you can secure the ends with an elastic band. At this point you can either carefully cut the elastic at the top of the braid, or you can take the piece you set aside and wrap the band, securing the end with a bobby pin.
6 Spray with a light finishing spray.