Blake Lively lively looked regal as usual with a huge, jaw-dropping chignon, created by Rod Ortega, which was the perfect better-from-the-back complement to the train on her floral Burberry gown.
From the back, Madonna’s look revealed a lot more than just a few braids — but her intricate style garnered almost as much attention as that bare behind.
Sarah Jessica Parker ditched her sleek waves to take advantage of her natural curls, creating unpolished texture that added an edgy cool-girl feel to her Hamilton-inspired pantsuit.
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Katy Perry’s hairstylist, Chris Appleton, told PeopleStyle of her over-the-top-knot, “The beehive needed to look sharp and futuristic.” He added, “Katy’s dress is incredible and we wanted her hair to complement and tie in with the overall look without competing with it.”
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Fact: Lupita Nyong’o can do no wrong — not even when she has a vertical bubble pony extending from the crown of her head.
You’d think Kristen Stewart‘s bold platinum shade would be the highlight of her glam, but with a variety of edgy braids and a half-up topknot created by hairstylist Adir Abergel, the actress’s edgy look gave us so many fun details to look at — and that’s even before we got to her opaque silver shadow.
“Christy Turlington’s ’90s strong, sophisticated” style inspired Kylie Jenner’s blunt bob, says Jen Atkin, who zhuzzed up the wig created by Tokyo Stylez. Atkin blew the look straight using the Dyson blowdryer and a round brush, before she finished it with a flatiron, Christope Robin brightening hair finishing lotion for shine, and Ouai Soft Hair Spray for hold.
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Kerry Washington not only showed up to the red carpet displaying a brand new baby bump — she flaunted a bold purple hue and tons of texture to play up her goth-inspired Marc Jacobs dress. “When it came to styling her hair, it was all about the cut,” says hairstylist Takisha Sturdivant-Drew. “What better way to add extra drama was by giving her that ombré color with a deep purple, and texture.”
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What better place to try the grey hair trend than at the technology-themed Met Gala? Ciara did just that, coordinating her finger-waved silver strands to her crystal-decorated, futuristic-flapper H&M dress.
We’re still not over Taylor Swift’s bleach blonde strands, which instantly brought her wine-lipped, robot-themed, metallic look to its full rock’n’roll potential.
Lady Gaga‘s robotic Atelier Versace bodysuit was accompanied with none other an old-school 80’s-looking teased down do, complete with crimped curls and a bold red lip.