Emmy Rossum is the cover girl for this year’s InStyle Hair! The Shameless star turned on the glam for our annual issue, working a series of ultra-cool looks (like this braided Grecian updo) courtesy of star stylist Peter Gray. In her private life however, the 25-year-old is a do-it-yourself kind of gal—not only for beauty, but also for fashion. “I surf the Web to see the runway shows and then figure out who the fashion publicists are and e-mail them myself,” she said of styling herself—no third-party assistance required—something pretty much unheard of in Hollywood. To be safe, she takes pictures of herself to make sure she looks OK before she goes out. Though, missteps happen, like the time she studded her eyes with Swarovski crystals. “Anytime you Google ‘bad celebrity makeup,’ that comes up,” she said. “I looked as if a tranny clown pooped on my eyes! But I think it’s good to take chances.” That kind of brave attitude was the perfect canvas for the InStyle Hair issue—see her model creative hairstyles and read more of our exclusive interview with the actress when the issue hits newsstands Friday.

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