Sofia Vergara: On the Best Male Hair in Hollywood (and Whether She's Contemplating a Big Cut of Her Own)

08/18/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

No one had more fun than Sofia Vergara at a recent shoot for Head & Shoulders — she was all smiles and giggles after a visit from new boyfriend Joe Manganiello (who may or may not have given her the beautiful flowers seen here). But while her “very happy” romantic life was all fun, the actress was all business when it came to her hair. She was in L.A. to kick off her “#partofourfamily” campaign (launching today) and she chatted with PEOPLE about all things beauty, a little Emmys sneak peek — and which guy has the best hair in Hollywood.

Sofia Vergara Head & ShouldersCourtesy Head and Shoulders

Our first question: Has she ever been tempted to update (perhaps drastically) her signature light-brown bombshell waves? “I’ve been working for 24 years, so I’ve never had the balls to do something crazy. I’ve always been conservative because I’ve been working,” she tells PEOPLE. “I’ve never had short hair in my life. I think now my hair is actually a little too long for my age. In Latin America, at a certain age, you cut your hair a little bit. But I’m fighting it. I’m milking my years for long hair!”

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She comes from a family of good hair (you can see eight of her follicularly blessed relatives costarring in her first ad here), hence the contest name — those who tweet with #PartofOurFamily and @HeadShoulders will be eligible for a chance to meet Sofia. And in fact, she named her son Manolo, 22, as having the best male head of hair in Hollywood (after a loud laugh, of course — we’d say her squeeze gives him a run for his money).

We think it’s safe to say she’s going to have her standard luxe locks for the Emmys, but what about the rest of the look? “I still don’t have a dress. I’m waiting for my stylist to send me something fantastic,” she says. “Look, I know what looks good on me. I’ve been working for 24 years so I know exactly what works for me. I need to see the dress first, then I’ll decide what hair I’ll do … I try to keep everything real and not go too crazy over the board when I’m doing a red carpet because I want to feel like me.”

Not that it would be much different if she were just grabbing a pizza for a low-key night in. “It makes no difference because I am made up all day long, even when I don’t have a special event,” she says. “I get ready to go to eat a hamburger the same if I’m getting ready to go to a nice dinner or a date. I like being well put together, always.”

Thoughts about Sofia’s hair? What should she wear to the Emmys?

–Alex Apatoff, reporting by Matthew Cole Weiss

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Easyup on

The hair is gorgeous as well as the rest of her. I absolutely agree with her about looking well put together always. Its a real boost for yourself to know you are looking smart, even if its simplest outfit. It is a disappointment to see some celebrities in their down time, they look like they don’t have a penny to their name. It doesn’t have to be high fashion, just look like you looked in the mirror before you left the house. Reese Witherspoon is my favorite for this, just round and about doing errands, she always just looks nice.

hautemom on

she will take out HER extentions AND cry haircut…..

Easyup on

HAUTEMOM: Wouldn’t this have to be the same long hair she is doing the commercial with that you are saying she is going to REMOVE and call a haircut? What reputable hair product company is going to pay her a lot of money (because I’m sure Sofia doesn’t come cheap) AND stake their REPUTION on false hair! You’re kidding, right?

Easyup on

Oops, sorry….REPUTATION.

veggie mama on

She’s great. She’s beautiful, but her personality is fantastic and she’s a lot of fun. More important than just being pretty. She’s hilarious.

digit on

She’s amazing looking…and don’t touch those long tresses, Sofia! Who cares what age you are. It looks great. Some women look better with short..others long. This is one gal that should hang onto her long locks!!

Bill on

Anything that shows of her jugs works.

Gg on

Cut/shorten the hair some. It makes her look old. I don’t think she would with really short hair but she needs to do something with it. I cut mine off and I love it. I look and feel much better.

Kelly on

If someone wants to look nice no matter what then by all means do so, it does give you a boost but for anyone to shame someone for not doing that, it’s a bit ridiculous and pretty judgmental. I never notice how dressed up or down people look when I’m out doing stuff. I just don’t care and don’t think anyone else should.

Me3 on

Hautemom – why is hard for you to believe a woman can have a long thick hair. I do and I’m older than she is.

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