Mindy Kaling (left), Naya Rivera (right). Photos: Getty Images (2)

The Emmy Awards red carpet is 3,000 miles from the Jersey Shore but you'd never know it by the number of Snooki-like poufs gracing the heads of many of television's elite as they made their way into the awards show in downtown Los Angeles.

The voluminous trend appeared on the red carpet ranging from the highest of heights to more modest versions.

"The Office's" Mindy Kaling clearly followed the philosophy go big or go home by sweeping her raven strands into a towering topknot paired with sleek, side-swept bangs. "Glee's" Naya Rivera went head-to-head with the funny gal as far as volume was concerned, but opting for eyebrow skimming fringe bangs instead.

Tina Fey (left), Eva Longoria (right). Photos: Getty Images (2)

Tina Fey sported a more subdued, yet full, pouf while pulling the length of her strands (and then some, thanks to extensions) into a long, low ponytail. Fey added a bit of volume to her bangs as well, fanning them to the left side of her face.

Eva Longoria put her own glamorous spin on the look by keeping her volume relatively low with side-parted, wavy tresses pulled into a sexy chignon.

Meanwhile, "True Blood's" Anna Paquin went for the double bump, pulling her blonde locks into not one, but two consecutive poufs that culminated in a simple updo. The double bump would have to earn her a double fist pump from the "Jersey Shore" gang.

Anna Paquin (left), John Hamm (right). Photos: Getty Images (2)

Not to be outdone, "Mad Men's" Jon Hamm represented the pouf for the men, looking positively dapper with a slicked back style that left some volume just behind his hairline.

Earlier this year StyleList reported how the pouf made a comeback on the Fall 2010 runways, in shows for Oscar de la Renta, Vera Wang, Chanel, and Nina Ricci.

While the current generation associates the pouf with reality TV's beloved pint-sized firecracker, recently both The New York Times and New York Magazine's The Cut traced the hair style's origins back to the leading women of Rome and to the drama-filled ladies of the eighties on "Dynasty."

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