The 2017 Emmy Awards were filled with showstopping moments. Like when Issa Rae announced she was “rooting for everybody black.” Or when Lena Waithe became the first black woman to win an Emmy for writing in a comedy series. Or when Donald Glover became the first black person to win an Emmy for directing a comedy. Or when Riz Ahmed became the first man of Asian descent to win an acting Emmy. Or, we suppose, that too-soon Sean Spicer cameo…
Of course, a lot of what made last night’s awards ceremony so. darn. historic. was the fact that TV is better — and more inclusive — than ever before. It’s so good that Hollywood’s finest regularly jump between silver and small screens. And, happily for us, more A-listers on the red carpet means more superstar beauty moments. (Production values are up across the boards.)
From Priyanka Chopra’s monochrome purple look to Yara Shahidi’s understated-but-perfect graphic winged eyeliner, the Emmys teemed with makeup inspo. Still, hair stole the spotlight on more than one occasion: Gabrielle Union embodied #ponytailgoals; Tracee Ellis Ross made the case for red carpet cornrows; Emmy Rossum wore the perfect Veronica Lake waves.
Click through the slideshow below to take in the best of the best hair and beauty looks from the 2017 Emmys. It was exceedingly hard to choose.