The Biggest Emmys Hair Trend Is Surprisingly Simple

By Khalea Underwood

We love any and every opportunity to do the most — or to see someone else get a little extra. And the red carpet is definitely the best places to people-watch: You get high heels, haute couture, and dripping diamonds at almost every corner, and for that, we’re grateful. But sometimes, it’s refreshing to see celebrities keeping it simple and still looking ridiculously cool.

At the 2017 Emmy Awards, Millie Bobby Brown, Lea Michele, and Laverne Cox were just a few of the major actresses who rocked slicked-back hair, whose appeal lies in how damn easy it is to do. A little gel, some heavy-duty hairspray, a comb and you’re set — for work or for the fanciest night of your life.

Ahead, see the best ways stars styled the trend.

Tessa Thompson’s chin-length bob was already snipped to perfection… and her sleek side part only enhanced it.

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I mean, you’d probably want to slick your hair back to show off your massive Lorraine Schwartz earrings, too.

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Millie Bobby Brown was resplendent in a ballerina-style strapless Calvin Klein — tulle skirt and all. Her sleek low bun was a no-brainer.

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Yara Shahidi’s hairstylist Nai’vasha Johnson used Oribe products to tame her client’s curls.

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Never forget the power of a strong center part. Lea Michele didn’t.

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