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.