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In case you didn’t know,
was nominated for an award in the The Originals 66th primetime Emmys. Was it for Joseph Morgan’s gripping performance as the ferocious-yet-vulnerable tyrant, Klaus Mikaelson? Was it for all those brilliant supernatural effects and monstrous stunts? The compelling storytelling? Unfortunately, it’s none of the above. But take heart, brave viewers, because the Emmy’s committee has recognized another aspect of the TVD spinoff we tend to overlook: the hairstyles!
No, this is not a joke. The Originals’ hairstylists, Colleen Labaff and Kimberley Spiteri — along with those working on shows such as Downton Abbey, Games of Thrones, Mad Men, and Boardwalk Empire — are in the running for “
Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series.” And you know what? We’ll take it. A huge congratulations goes out to these talented ladies!
So, in celebration of this exciting honor, we’re taking a look at the 65 best wigs and salon-ready coiffures our beloved vamps, witches, and werewolves rocked in NOLA that glorious first year. Join the festivities below, and be sure to drop us a comment telling us your favorite tress moment from
The Originals thus far!
Raise your champagne flutes, loves, and let's toast to Rebekah's glamorous flapper tresses!The Originals -- "Long Way Back From Hell" -- Image Number: OR114b_0127.jpg -- Pictured: Claire Holt as Rebekah -- Photo: Bob Mahoney/The CW -- © 2014 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved. Genevieve's 'Roaring Twenties' cropped curls are utterly mesmerizing. The Originals -- "Long Way Back From Hell" -- Image Number: OR114b_0074.jpg -- Pictured: Elyse Levesque as Genevieve -- Photo: Bob Mahoney/The CW -- © 2014 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved. Klaus's side-swept 1920s style is the cat's meow!The Originals -- "Dance Back From the Grave" -- Image Number: OR112a_0007.jpg -- Pictured: Joseph Morgan as Klaus -- Photo: Blake Tyers/The CW -- © 2014 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved. Old-fashioned Elijah on the battlefield rocking some fringe on the top Rebekah's ladylike powdered wig draws attention from her bloodstained mouth. He's a mean, lean long-haired Viking machine!The Originals -- "Always and Forever" -- Image Number: OR102a_0325.jpg -- Pictured: Sebastian Roche as Mikael -- Photo: Bob Mahoney/The CW -- © 2013 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved Genevieve's 'Painting with My Boo' fiery locks are like a sunset come to life. Oliver's 'I'm Sexy and I Know It' Tim Riggins styleThe Originals -- "Crescent City" -- Image Number: OR113b_0197.jpg -- Pictured: Chase Coleman as Oliver -- Photo: Bob Mahoney/The CW -- © 2014 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved. And the award for priest with best hair goes to.... Cami and Marcel's 'We're Mourning but Damn We Look Sleek' realness the Davina's 'I May Be Throwing up Dirty but Hair Has Never Looked More Voluminous' style Klaus's braided throwback wig is giving us life!The Originals -- "Always and Forever" -- Pictured (L-R): Sebastian Roche as Mikael, Joseph Morgan as Klaus, and Daniel Gillies as Elijah -- Image Number: OR102a_0394.jpg -- Photo: Bob Mahoney/The CW -- © 2013 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved Francesca and the Guerreras are all about keeping it dark, straight, and chic! Gang up on all you want, guys. But he WILL best you -- in physical prowess AND hair-ology. Those arms. That smile. That impeccable buzz cut. Get it, Marcel! Just three supernatural creatures giving us major hair envy. No big deal.The Originals -- "AprÃÂ¨s Moi, le DÃ©luge" -- Image Number: OR111a_0026.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Shannon Kane as Sabine, Joseph Morgan as Klaus, and Daniel Gillies as Elijah -- Photo: Bob Mahoney/The CW -- © 2014 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved. You know why they're giggling with so much joy? Because nature has blessed them with beautiful, healthy hair! Diego's wild, sexy ringlets are as kick ass as he is. Josh and Davina's 'Hanging Out in New Orleans' sunlit locks are truly dazzling. Eve's woodland Katnis-inspired side braid.The Originals -- "Reigning Pain In New Orleans" -- Image Number: OR109b_0284.jpg -- Pictured: Tasha Ames as Eve -- Photo: Bob Mahoney/The CW -- © 2013 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved Just two werewolves slow-dancing and rejoicing over the fact that they won the hair gene lottery. Sure Rebekah's updo is a work of art, but Marcel's full head of hair is what's The Originals -- "House of the Rising Son" -- Pictured (L-R): Charles Michael Davis as Marcel and Claire Holt as Rebekah -- Image Number: OR101c_0348.jpg -- Photo: Bob Mahoney/The CW -- © 2013 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved really making our jaws drop. Rebekah and Cami's curly costume party updos.The Originals -- "Tangled Up in Blue" -- Image Number: OR103a_0076.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Leah Pipes as Cami, Claire Holt as Rebekah, and Joseph Morgan as Klaus -- Photo: Bob Mahoney/The CW -- © 2013 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved Davina's ponytail with a few loose strands framing her hair is a cute yet easy look to pull off! Nothing gives hair more volume than the humidity from a NOLA funeral march.The Originals -- "A Closer Walk with Thee" -- Image Number: OR120b_0203.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Joseph Morgan as Klaus, Phoebe Tonkin as Hayley, and Daniel Gillies as Elijah -- Photo: Guy D'Alema/The CW -- © 2014 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved. Sabine's luscious 'Giving a Tour of the Cemetery' curls We'll definitely bringing a photo of Sophie Deveraux's shoulder-length layers to our hairstylists during our next salon visit. Hayley's slicked back pool look made a big splash with us! We'll never get tired of staring at Rebekah's soft, shiny curls. Using the Sam Villa Sleekr iron, stylist Robert Wilson gives OG witch, Felicia Lester, an edgy mohawk! Francesca and Eliijah's 'Flirting with You By Using Big Words' coifs Pseudo-Esther's bob is the same sort of stylish look Nancy Drew's bestie, George, would rock -- but the fringed pieces and texture add some modern edge! Remember the time we found out the Originals had amazing hair as children, too? Just because a couple of witches kidnap you and bring you to a mausoleum in the middle of the night is no excuse to let your 'hair game' falter. Hayley, with her pinned back waves, can attest to this. That time Timothy looked like a long lost member of Mumford and Sons and it worked! Davina's 'I'm A Badass Bitch Who Will Blow Your House Down' hairThe Originals -- "Girl in New Orleans" -- Image Number: OR104b_0153.jpg -- Pictured: Danielle Campbell as Davina -- Photo: Annette Brown/The CW -- © 2013 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved Rebekah and Elijah's 1800s funeral tresses. The 'We're going to the bloody opera' retro look. Those tousled pieces flowing down her neck turn this uptight don't into a total do! Celeste and Elijah's old-timey sex hair. Rich color? Check. Great cut? Check. Go ahead and take down those baddies, ladies!The Originals -- "Sinners and Saints" -- Image Number: OR105a_0118.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Phoebe Tonkin as Hayley and Claire Holt as Rebekah -- Photo: Bob Mahoney/The CW -- © 2013 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved You can target a fella's bayou all you want but his hair will always stay perfectly in place, as Jackson proves post attack. The Deveraux sisters are living proof that good hair runs in the family! Papa Mikaelson's fancy comb over adds some charm to his otherwise vehement demeanor.The Originals -- Le Grand Guignol -- Image Number: OR115b_0323.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Sebastian Roche as Mikael and Charles Michael Davis as Marcel -- Photo: Quantrell Colbert/The CW -- © 2014 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved. the grungy 'I Woke Up Like This (Right After Some Witches Slit My Throat' slickness As Papa Tunde proves, sometimes the best hairstyle is a hairless one. Monique is basically the brunette version of Topanga in this half-up shot. Cami's prayer hair is so on point! Rebekah and Genevieve's pinned 'influenza nurse' bobs Sophie's side bangs are all the rage! The Harvest Girls and their fancy 'Feast of Blessings' 'DosThe Originals -- "The Big Uneasy" -- Image Number: OR118a_0166.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Danielle Campbell as Davina, Alexa Yeames as Abigail, and Yasmine Al Bustami as Monique - Photo: Annette Brown/The CW -- © 2014 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved. The windblown 'Move aside! Bad bitches, er, um, witches are on the prowl' hairstyle THE ORIGINALSThe Originals -- "The Big Uneasy" -- Image Number: OR118a_0355.jpg – Pictured (L-R): Elyse Levesque as Genevieve and Leah Pipes as Cami - Photo: Annette Brown/The CW -- © 2014 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved. It's official: Josua Rosza has the most luxuriant obsidian lcoks in all of the French Quarter. The Josh 'Don't Be Hating on My Fierceness' Blowout 1920s 'graveyard finger waves and kiss curls at their best! 18th century bouffant tendrils, anyone? Nothing draws more attention to your hair than a pretty accessory. Disheveled, boho hotness? This fiddler is the reason the roof is on fire! Thierry emphasizes his slight sideburns with a newsboy cap. Bastianna's hair colorists deserves a raise! Klaus' 'Romeo' hair makes us want to stand on a balcony and deny thy fathers and refuse thy name. The Originals -- "House of the Rising Son" -- Pictured: Joseph Morgan as Klaus -- Image Number: OR101c_0263.jpg -- Photo: Bob Mahoney/The CW -- © 2013 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved. Don't mind us. Obsessed with Diego's natural kink! The real reason why worshippers keep returning to St. Anne's? Father K's scruff. Sabine's tendrils will like to thank magic and New Orleans humidity for the fullness.