The 2013 Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A was eagerly awaited by fans and participants alike and, from a beauty and style point of view, the excitement was completely justified. Glamor and sophistication dominated the 2013 Emmy Awards red carpet and the same was true hair and makeup-wise. Choosing the best 2013 Emmy Awards hairstyles has proved an unusually difficult task as there were many strong contestant worthy of being included on the best-tressed list:

2013 Emmy Awards Hairstyles: Curls and Waves

Kerry Washington's stunning soft, tousled curls and subtle eye makeup look complimented her features perfectly, proving once again that she's indeed one of the strongest style icons of the moment.

Kerry Washington Glam Curly HairstyleRose Byrn Shoulder Length Waves
Zooey Deschanel Classic Loose CurlsSofia Vergara Loose Curly Hairstyle With Bump

Actress Rose Byrne showcased new honey-colored highlights on the red carpet, rocking gorgeous waves. Zooey Deschanel was once again in a retro mood. She opted for a voluminous '60s inspired hairstyle with voluminous curls and opted for a simple makeup look which reflected her style personality. Sofia Vergara opted for the usual loose wavy hairstyle and drew attention to her lovely eyes with a chic winged eyeliner look.

Mayim Bailik Shiny Curls HairstyleCarrie Underwood Side Swept Curls

“The Big Bang Theory” Mayim Bialik looked sophisticated in a chic emerald green dress, gorgeous side swept curls and a classic makeup style. Carrie Underwood also opted for side swept curls, but amped up the volume to complement her voluminous gown.

2013 Emmy Awards Hair: Glam Bob Hairstyles 

Claire Danes Chin Length Bob HaircutJulianne Hough Textured Long Bob Hairstyle

Claire Danes was a classic beauty at the 2013 Emmy Awards, rocking a simple yet refined faux bob look and opting for bold red lips. Julianne Hough opted for a chic stunning textured bob hairstyle and a shimmery eye makeup style which perfectly complemented her features. 

Christina Hendricks Curly Bob HairstyleJanuary Jones Side Swept Bob Hairstyle

Christina Hendricks made a classy statement, opting for a glamorous '20s inspired wavy hairstyle paired with bold red lips. Retro inspiration served January Jones well. She looked stunning with chic Marcel waves and a simple, subdued makeup look.

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2013 Emmy Awards: Updos

Kelly Osbourne Updo With BangsMindy Kaling Curly Updo

Kelly Osborne kept things simple. She opted for a chic chignon and classic red lips. Mindy Kaling, on the other hand, opted for a romantic more romantic allure and donned a soft curled updo and a smoky eye makeup. 

Jessica Pare Messy UpdoMalin Ackerman Bouffant Updo

Jessica Paré went for an effortlessly chic allure with a slightly messy, youthful updo and chic pale pink lips. Malin Ackerman opted for stunning updo with a classy romantic allure with a few face framing curls for an added feminine vibe.

2013 Emmy Awards Hairstyles: Ponytails

Heidi Klum Three Knot PonytailAmy Poehler Low Ponytail

Amy Poehler opted for a wavy low ponytail which matched her simple yet classy look. Heidi Klum's sparkly Versace gown might have been the one that attracted all the attention, however her tiered ponytail hairstyle was also an interesting choice. 

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