Courtesy of MarkT Beauty

Super talented Emmy nominee Lea Michele just debuted sultry new photos as the August cover of celebrity hairstylist Mark Townsend’s Web site, marktbeauty.com. The actress smolders with a deep berry lip, a high top-knot and elegant, all-black attire. “I knew I wanted to work with Lea the second I saw the Glee pilot in the fall,” Townsend told us. “I campaigned with her publicist for weeks to start doing her hair.” Once the two met, they were a perfect pair. “We share a similar aesthetic and find the same things beautiful. Oh, and we both love Barbra Streisand,” he added. For more inside scoop on Lea, check out behind-the-scenes video of the two at work after the jump and see the rest of her sexiest photo shoot yet in the gallery below.