Slicked-Back Hair Won the Emmys Red Carpet

Updated 04/28/19

At this year's Emmys, celeb starlets brought the heat on the red carpet with gorgeous glam. We couldn't help but notice that slicked-back hair stole the show. Actresses like Yara Shahidi, Laverne Cox, Lea Michele, Tessa Thompson, and Anna Chlumsky made a serious case for this ultra-slicked style. It's no surprise that this trend dominated the red carpet—it also took over New York Fashion Week. We spotted the modern slick on the runways of Prabal Gurung, Jason Wu, and more. Everyone's loving this glossy, elegant 'do, and we're not mad about it.

The Emmys, aka one of the most elegant nights of Hollywood, calls for a sleek, sexy style like the slick. What's even better is that this pulled-back look works on various hair textures. From Yara Shahidi's textured curls to Lea Michele's bone-straight strands, each actress showcased their own take on the trend.

Keep scrolling to see the women who stunned in a slicked-back style at this year's Emmy Awards.

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Yara Shahidi

Yara Shahidi slicked back her natural curls in the front and let her waves flow freely in the back. To re-create this style, reach for a boar bristle brush and EcoStyler Professional Styling Gel ($13) to smooth down your curls.

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Lea Michele

You can never go wrong with a sleek middle part. Lea Michele went for a classic slick, showing off her stunning earrings and subtle makeup. Opt for a styling paste like Redken Rewind ($20) to tame your flyaways. 

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Anna Chlumsky

Actress Anna Chlumsky's slicked-back style is the perfect way to showcase her loose waves.

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Tessa Thompson

We're obsessed with how gorgeous and glossy Tessa Thompson's slicked blunt look. To get a sheen as stunning as hers, lather Moroccanoil Treatment (from $15) on for extra shine.

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Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox is serving up a slick with a side of volume, and we're here for it. Who says slicked-back styles have to be flat? Like Laverne, you can pump up your roots and pull your hair back at the same time for an elegant twist.

Next up: check out our five-step tutorial to achieve the ultimate slicked-back hair.

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