ESC: Emmy Awards 2016, Best Hair, Kerry Washington

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We love a red-carpet couture gown as much as the next pop-culture connoisseur, but let's not forget about the most approachable (read: copy-worthy) part of the Emmys: the hair.

Sure, the dresses, shoes and other one-of-a kind accessories are drop-dead gorgeous, but, realistically, it's an unattainable look for the everyday girl or guy. With a little bit of know-how, the complex makeup looks can be mimicked (thanks to our exclusive beauty breakdowns). However, it's the hair (even the most intricate of styles) that prove to be the most inspiring and the least intimidating. 

Just take Heidi Klum's slicked-back 'do, Kerry Washington's free-falling curls and Olivia Culpo's just messy-enough bun. All styles looked glam on the red carpet, but, at the same time, wouldn't be out of place in a less formal setting.  

For the most enviable red-carpet hairstyles from this year's Emmys, keep clicking!

Watch E!'s live 2016 Emmy Awards red carpet coverage starting at 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT on Sunday, September 18th

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