We are still obsessed with all of the glamorous celebrity looks from the Met Gala! Hairstylists Malcolm Marquez, Sabrina Rowe and amika’s global artistic director Naeemah Lafond, worked the Met Gala this year and created looks for Barbie Ferreira, Ilana Glazer and Whitney Peak, respectively. We have some tips and tricks on how to recreate these show-stopping hairstyles from the night!
Barbie Ferreira : Get the Look
STEP 1: Begin the look by using The Wizard Detangling Primer and Blockade Heat Defense Serum and blow dry the natural hair flat to prep for the wig.
STEP 2: After blow drying, use Headstrong Intense Hold Hairspray to create a flat base with a strong hold.
STEP 3: To create the updo, curl the entire wig while using Fluxus Touchable Hairspray to give the hair some grip and a base to build the updo.
STEP 4: Create a textured braid in the back and sculpt it into a bun.
STEP 5: Frame the bun by creating rope twists and wrap them around the bun.
STEP 6: For the front tendrils, curl the hair towards the face using Headstrong Intense Hold Hairspray, clipping the curls in place to cool into ringlets.
STEP 7: After letting the curls cook down, lightly drop them to keep the ringlet shape in place, and hit them with another blast of Headstrong Intense Hold Hairspray.
STEP 8: Finish the look with custom pearl pieces and spray with hairspray to keep everything in place all night!
Illana Gazer : Get the Look
STEP 1: Start the look by spraying The Wizard Detangling Primer and Power Hour Curl Refreshing Spray plus a touch of Brooklyn Bombshell Blowout Spray to prep the hair for the style.
STEP 2: Apply Blockade Heat Defense Serum to further protect delicate hair from heat styling.
STEP 3: Mix Curl Corps Defining Cream with a bit of Curl Corps Enhancing Gel and apply from the top of the crown and back while manipulating curls with your fingers to form them into the perfect shape.
STEP 4: Diffuse hair using the Mighty Mini Dryer on medium-high heat to add volume.
STEP 5: Use the smallest tapered wand in The Chameleon Interchangeable Barrel Curling Kit to define some of the curls.
STEP 6: Pull apart and tease curls while spraying with Un.Done Volume and Matte Texture Spray to add some fun frizz in the back and set the look with Fluxus Touchable Hairspray.
STEP 7: Carefully pin the hair to tuck behind the ears.
Whitney Peak : Get the Look
STEP 1: Spray Un.Done Volume and Matte Texture Spray on natural hair
STEP 2: Section hair at the root and spray with Headstrong Intense Hold Hairspray
STEP 3: Brush out clip-in extensions and back comb at the root and install. Use the shortest clip-ins at the fringe and the nape of the hair and the longest clip-ins at the crown.
STEP 4: Spray the length of each row of hair with Headstrong Intense Hold Hairspray to help sustain the angled shape.