All The Deets Behind Kerry Washington’s Edgy Emmys Ponytail

Kerry Washington x 71st Annual Emmy Awards
Photo Credit: John Shearer

Kerry Washington served up a sparkly fun look for the 2019 Emmys. The Scandal actress hit up the red carpet rocking black sequinned pants paired with a white tuxedo blouse from Alexandre Vauthier.

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She completed the look with an edgy ponytail look accented with razor cut bangs coiffed by her longtime hairstylist Takisha Sturdivant-Drew and a dramatic smokey eye painted by Carola Gonzalez.


Kerry Washington
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“I was so happy she didn’t do a standard gown and kept the look new & fresh,” Takisha told Hype Hair. She added that the fun look inspired to her give Kerry some “sexy Bridgitte Bardot hair in a modern classy way.

Takisha also shared how she created the look using her TSD clip-in hair extensions to add length to the ponytail and add faux bangs.

After prepping with TRESemmé Moisture Rich Shampoo and Conditioner ($6.99), she applied TRESemmé Moisture Rich Detangling Spray ($4.94) and blew out Kerry’s natural hair.

She clipped in extensions in the middle of Kerry’s hair and gathered into a loose, teased ponytail. Shen then clipped in the bang extensions. “I razor cut the bangs for a more messy look,” Takisha shared about the face-framing finish.

Once shaped, she sprayed TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hair Spray Hold Level 2: Curl ($4.92) all over the final look to hold the look in place and eliminate frizz.

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Stephenetta (isis) Harmon

isis is digital media director for Hype Hair and founder/Black beauty director for Sadiaa Black Beauty guide, the top hair and beauty directory for women of color.