Emmys 2014 Hair And Makeup Is Like A Breath Of Fresh Air (PHOTOS)

The Best & Worst In Emmy Hair And Makeup

After last year's beauty snoozefest at the Emmy Awards, the editors here at HuffPost Style prayed that makeup artists and hairstylists would liven things up this time around. And boy did they deliver!

Kristen Wiig and Kerry Washington shocked in sexy bob haircuts. Laverne Cox smoldered in smokey eye makeup. And Lena Headey made us all want to get a brunette pixie and back tattoos.

See our picks for Emmy Awards best and worst beauty looks and tell us if you agree.

BEST: Kristen Wiig

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The actress sizzled in a new textured bob and sultry eyeshadow. The tousled hairdo was effortless with her white hot dress. Suave Professionals celebrity stylist Jenny Cho used Natural Infusion All Day Body Leave-In Foam with Seaweed to boost volume and movement.

BEST: Kerry Washington

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Washington's ombré lob, graphite blue eye makeup and nude pout gave her bold Prada gown just the right amount of edge. We bow down, Kerry! Washington wore Neutrogena Crease Proof Eye Shadow in Forever Platinum layered over Diorshow Fusion Mono 281 Cosmos Eye Shadow.

BEST: Laverne Cox

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The "Orange Is the New Black" star channeled a Greek goddess with her elegant hairstyle, flirty false lashes, smokey eyes and bronzed skin.

BEST: Lena Headey

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How badass does Headey look sporting a piecey pixie, a simple cat-eye and soft pink lipstick. She gets extra cool points for showing off her back tattoos. Her stylist used Dove Frizz-Free Shine Cream Serum to enhance shine in her hair and applied with L’Oréal Paris Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner to achieve the perfect cat-eye.

BEST: Julia Roberts

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Our jaws dropped to the floor when Julia Roberts popped up on the red carpet with her enviable blonde waves, luminous skin and that megawatt smile.

WORST: Lena Dunham

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Dunham may have been going for a mod-inspired look with her platinum bowl haircut, heavily-lined eyes and coral lipstick. However, the hair color/cut and makeup looks far to severe on the actress.

WORST: Gwen Stefani

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We did a double take when we first saw Stefani. We couldn't believe it but she actually gave us awkward Heidi Montag vibes.

WORST: Giuliana Rancic

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Just when we were starting to really like Rancic's asymmetrical cut, she switches it up by dying her locks a color that is way too light for her complexion.

WORST: January Jones

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The "Mad Men" actress' hair appears over-processed. The dull shade and texture doesn't complement her winged liner and matte red lips.

WORST: Christina Hendricks

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While we love seeing Hendricks experiment with a hairstyle that isn't a faux bob, the lack of volume at her crown makes her gorgeous waves look limp.

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