While some people we know were not digging Blake Lively’s hair at the Emmy’s (namely our friend, Daneen), we think it suited her stunning red Versace gown perfectly. The braid had a Princess Leia edge to it, which matched the slight space age feel of the dress’s red paillettes and asymmetrical back cut out.
We give Blake a perfect 10 for the night’s look: It’s exactly how a gorgeous, 22-year old with a killer body should dress for a major awards show. Plus–as she demonstrated on the carpet with Ryan Seacrest and when presenting an Emmy–she has the grace to match.
We got the deets on Blake Lively’s braid straight from her stylist, Renato Campora, of Frederic Fekkai.
The inspiration was, “A goddess style updo inspired by the modernity and elegance of the red Versace gown.”
To create Blake Lively’s hair at the Emmy’s, Campora applied mousse onto her wet hair. He then blew it out smooth and applied styling gel to prep the hair. Next, Campora teased all her hair and pulled it up into a high ponytail. Yes, he did use extensions in the ponytail for a longer, more dramatic look. Afterward, he braided Blake’s entire ponytail and fastened at the end. Campora finished by applying a finishing creme for a smooth and sleek effect.
Campora exclusively used Frederic Fekkai products, available at Sephora.