What’s better than a red carpet? A red carpet full of beautiful hair transformations. From dramatic colors to edgy cuts and Rapunzel-like extensions, Hollywood’s biggest names have used the Emmys as an excuse to switch up their looks.
Through the years, we’ve seen it all — both shocking and inspiring. At the 2021 ceremony Mandy MooreSurprising Use by debuting bangs — thanks to her hairstylist, Ashley Streicher. The This is UsStar looked radiant with her hairstyle, which was completed with a full-length ponytail. The new cut perfectly shaped her face, making it look even more striking. Moore complemented the look with a bold red look, and a Carolina Herrera red gown.
The 2019 red carpet was a major moment for hair debuts. Emilia ClarkeThe event was graced with long, golden-brown hair extensions. The Game of Thrones alum revealed via Instagram that her inspiration was Jennifer Lopez’s signature ‘do. “@Jlo just as a heads up you have inspired this year’s lewk,” Clarke captioned an Instagram carousel at the time.
Naturally, we must mention Zendaya‘s fiery makeover. The Euphoria star ditched her honey-colored locks for red ones — and we’re still not over it.
The actress had her crimson-colored mane styled in large retro curls. This was inspired by Poison. (The celebrity hairdresser brought the bouncy look to life. Ursula Stephen‘s use of a curling iron and a paddle brush.) The Malcolm & MarieThe actress paired the crown with a Vera Wang corset gown.
Also available in 2019 Maisie WilliamsFans were in a frenzy when she arrived at Emmys with a sexy bob. Just days earlier, the PistolStar was photographed with light pink hair at London Fashion Week. It made her look very brunette. The style featured shaggy hair and blunt ends. She paired the ‘do with an asymmetrical rhinestone black dress by JW Anderson.
Williams’ hairstylist, Ryan Richman, explained via Instagram Stories at the time that he wanted to “take Maisie in a more mature direction as she is exploring new roles now that Game of Thrones has come to an end.” He added: “The first step was changing her hair color from pink to a natural brunette.”
Continue scrolling to see the Emmys’ best hair debuts over the years.