How I Met Your Mother star Cobie Smulders is always willing to mix it up on the red carpet, which is just one of the reasons why we love her (that gorgeous aqua dress was another). She went the glamour girl route with a volumized bob, deep-side part and retro curls, all huge hairstyle trends for fall.
While we're seeing a trend towards more polished, "done" looks for fall, tousled and textured waves like Cat Deeley's will always be a red carpet staple. Those California girls love their beachy waves, trends be damned! It doesn't hurt that it's such a flattering hairstyle for a wide variety of face shapes and hair textures.
Clearly Nina Dobrev was channeling Jessica Rabbit last night, from her red strapless dress right up to her sultry, side-swept waves. While Nina's hairstyle is totally retro, the silky, soft finish keeps it looking thoroughly modern.
Updos were in short supply at the Emmys, so Heather Morris must have felt like she had to represent. Her skyscraper style had an elegant feel thanks to the super-sleek sides, but that swept-back bump on top kept if fresh and youthful.
We're so used to seeing Aubrey Plaza with her long, stick-straight locks that we barely recognized her! The sleek roots coupled with the volumized curls create a chic, yet still playful look that suits her unique style perfectly.
Sarah Hyland has been getting a lot of flak recently for her send-up of queen of the red carpet pose, Ms. Lea Michele, but we have to give the girl props fer her spot-on style. Her hairstyle is effortless and age-appropriate, but doesn't look like she takes the whole awards show circus too seriously.
When we think of the word "screen siren," Christina Hendricks always comes to mind. With her creamy skin, vibrant hair and bodacious bod, the woman practically oozes sex appeal. This super-volumized bob only enhances her va-va-voom image thanks to tousled curls, lots of body and touchable texture. Joan Holloway would definitely approve.
Need more proof that the ponytail can be worthy of the red carpet? Look no further than Giuliana Rancic, who rocked an ombr pony with her crimson gown. A divided part, super-smooth roots and curly ends are what elevate this particular ponytail from the messy ones most commonly associated with gym class and lazy days.
We love how Olivia Munn embraces her "nerdy hot girl" image. This side-parted bob is a bit more seductive than we're used to seeing her, but not so much so that she looks out of place or like she's trying too hard. It's a nice mix of girl-next-door and glamorous movie star.
Julia Stiles is a pro on the red carpet, always knowing which hairstyle will accentuate her look best. These silky, cascading waves are sophisticated, on-trend and in keeping with her usual effortlessly elegant style.