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Emmy's Usher Fall Cuts and Colors

08/27/2014 11:40 am ET | Updated Oct 27, 2014

By Gina Rivera, Phenix Salon Suites Founder, President & Hair Expert

Softer more subtle cuts were trending at the Emmys in Los Angeles while color continued its move toward fall with deeper reds, more natural, darker blondes and dark, dark browns and blacks with lots of sophisticated shine.

Timeless bobs and pixies were particularly popular with other styles taking cues from vintage looks, the 60s and 70s, in particular. The hair on stage at the Emmys was as beautiful as ever, but subtle and understated, following closely on a trend we saw at the MTV Music Video Awards the night before, leaving room for the eyes and smiles to really beam. We saw the faces of the presenters and honorees, beautifully framed and accented but not overwhelmed.

The Emmy's, of course, are one of those epic events that everyone watches for what's next in style. The pixie is clearly trending strong. Donning beautiful, soft pixies were Halle Berry, Lena Headey from Game of Thrones and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting of The Big Bang Theory.

We saw a lot of longer bobs, but hair was up, too. Sarah Hyland of Modern Family had hers in an elegant bun with soft light brown tones and caramel highlights. Hayden Panettiere of Nashville gathered hers in a soft, romantic chignon.

Kate Mara of House of Cards wore a sophisticated part down the middle while Julia Roberts of The Normal Heart donned a long golden bob with wavy locks. Again, this was so beautiful and simple with lovely highlights that gently framed her familiar features that we love so much.

Lots of styles took cues from the recent past. Gwen Stefani was at the Emmys, having updated her hair from the 40s-50s look the night before at the MTV Music Video Awards. For the top television honors at the Emmys she had her hair neatly parted down the center and uniformly combed in a classic 60s style.

Heidi Klum of Project Runway also had her hair parted down the center (we're seeing a lot more of this on the red carpets) with her beautiful blonde locks curled from the mid-shaft down with a natural, polished look.

Men, too, took cues from the recent past... incredibly handsome, they wore their hair in short, polished, sophisticated cuts parted on the side, notably Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad and Colin Hanks of Fargo.

Colors are trending dark again, the reds among them. Debra Messing had her stunning red tresses parted deep on the side, softly curled and pulled elegantly over one shoulder with something of a '20s flare. This was popular last night, having the curls in a long bob draped just over the shoulder, so we can happily expect to see more of this in the fall. Julia Louis-Dreyfus also had curls draped over a shoulder but in a rich black tone that was trending strong at the MTV Music Video Awards the night before.

Every evening has exceptions, I'm happy to say. Kelly Osbourne of Fashion Police was a wonderful example at the Emmys, with her hair in soft lavender mohawk, evidence that that plenty of room exists for standout fun on the red carpet.