The Emmy Awards give all of our favorite primetime stars the chance to truly shine. No matter how invested you are in the results, awards shows make for some excellent ogling. Beauty trends for the following year are often debuted on the red carpet, and this year was no exception. We have plenty of details on this year's hottest styles. But right now, let's take a stroll down red carpet memory lane with our top three picks from the past five years of Emmys!
The year of the braid! It seemed like there were braids peeking through almost every major star's style last year, and for good reason! Braids lend a bit of "surfer-girl" casual to any updo, making the whole look seem less fussy. Pictured from 2013: Woven up on Emmy Rossum, side-swept with Heidi Klum and loose and undone on Lauren Parsekian (wife of Aaron Paul).
Beauty junkies rejoice! 2012 was a kaleidescope of styles and trends, which echoed the "individual" beauty approach of the year. Pictured from 2012: Long and lavender on Kelly Osboue, old-school glamour from Tyra Banks and an intricate ballerina bun on Hayden Panettiere.
Deep side parts reigned supreme on the 2011 red carpet. No matter what the finished style, color or texture, nearly every starlet rocked this dramatic look. Pictured from 2011: Deep chocolate shag on Lena Headey, a wavy french twist from Kate Winslet and Evan Rachel Wood sports classic finger waves.
Everyone in 2010 used the Emmy red carpet to show off their sweet buns. From high up and technical to low, loose and laid-back, the classic bun deserved the Emmy for most loved hairstyle! Pictured from 2010: Kim Kardashian's technical wonder, Heidi Klum goes big and Keri Russell shows us her softer side with a low, loose bun accented by a gorgeous fresh flower.
Our top three from 2009 had one thing in common-these looks would have worked just as well on the tennis court as they did on the red carpet! Pictured from 2009: Blake Lively rocks the "bubble pony," Mila Kunis goes sleek on top with a party in the back and Olivia Wilde sticks to her signature classic look with a soft bun.