Expert guide to recreate 5 iconic hairstyles from Met Gala 2023

09 May,2023 09:32 AM IST |  Mumbai  |  Ainie Rizvi

From Alia Bhatt’s half-up, half-down signature hairdo to Kendal Jenner’s razor-sharp ponytail, we give you easy steps to whip up 5 memorable hairstyles from Met Gala 2023

The hairstyle for Alia was a sleek, middle-parted, wavy hairdo that complemented her bejeweled ensemble. Photo Courtesy: AFP

The Met Gala 2023 might be known for its glitzy fashion affair, but it manages to take the bar high when it comes to trendsetting hairstyles. The extravagant night that falls on the first Monday of May, had celebrities donning splendid outfits and divine hairstyles for the theme "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty". This year's theme honoured Karl Lagerfeld, the German fashion designer known to have worked for the world's top fashion houses like Chanel, Fendi, Balmain, and more.

The night of action saw the likes of Alia Bhatt, Rihanna, Priyanka Chopra, Lilly Collins, and Kendall Jenner team up with their glamour heads for a showdown on the red carpet. Be it Amanda Seyfried's disco curls, or Adir Abergel's messy pink pastel bowl cut, the fans still cannot have enough of the iconic hairstyles from the night. spoke to Florian Hurel, the artistic ambassador at Ikonic Professional to run us down our top five favourite hairdos straight from the red carpet.

Ali Bhatt's Half-up, Half-down Signature Hairdo
Alia Bhatt is known for her stunning fashion sense and mesmerising red carpet looks. Her debut at the Met Gala 2023 has come to be known as the ‘it' look. "The hairstyle for Alia was a sleek, middle-parted, wavy hairdo that complemented her bejeweled ensemble" shares Hurel. This hairstyle was a perfect mix of classic elegance and modern style, with a touch of Chanel flair. The outfit was supplemented by the bow of pearls and strands that caressed her wavy hairdo, making her look like a divine angel that dropped from fairy tale covers.

Follow these steps to recreate Alia's hairstyle:

1. Start by washing your hair with a gentle shampoo and conditioner that will leave your locks feeling soft and silky. Once you've rinsed and towel-dried your hair, apply a styling cream or mousse to protect it from heat damage.

2. Use a wide-tooth comb to separate your hair into sections, and then use a hair straightener to create a sleek, middle part. Once you have your parting in place, use a curling iron to create loose waves throughout your hair. Be sure to leave the ends straight for a lustrous finish.

3. It's time to add the bow of pearls to your hair. Start by selecting a long string of pearls, and then carefully wrap it around your head, securing it in place with bobby pins. Be sure to leave some strands of hair loose around your face to create a soft, feminine look.

4. To complete the hairstyle, apply a light-hold hairspray to keep the curls intact and pearls all set. You can also add some shine serum to your hair to give it a perfectly glossy and voluminous look.

Lily Collins' Vintage Soft Curls
Lily Collins is a well-known actress and fashion icon who is noted for her distinct and refined style. She stole the show at the MET Gala 2023 with her retro-inspired hair fix, which included a deep side split, soft kiss curls, and a vintage-feel bob. To recreate this hairstyle, you'll need a curling iron, a comb, and a hairspray.

Here are easy instructions for you to recreate Lily Collins' gorgeous MET Gala 2023 hairstyle:

1. Start with preparing the hair. Before styling, prep the hair by washing and conditioning it with professional scale shampoo and conditioner. Towel dry the hair and do not forget to apply a styling mousse to give it some extra hold and volume.

2. The next step involves creating a deep side parting. Using a tail comb, create a deep side parting on the hair. This will give you a fresh look and add a touch of elegance to the overall look.

3. Now curl your hair using a curling iron. Take small sections of hair and wrap them around the barrel. Hold for a few seconds before releasing to create soft, loose curls. Repeat this process until all the hair is curled.

4. Then loosen the curls using your fingers or a wide-toothed comb, and gently separate the curls to create soft, loose waves.

5. Lastly, set the style. To do so, style and keep it in place all night. Spray the hair with a light-hold hairspray. This will help the curls to hold their shape and prevent frizz.

Priyanka Chopra's Perky Snatched Bun
Stylists and fashion designers believe that Priyanka Chopra is extremely glamorous. Her side-parted snatched bun was one of the most jaw-dropping looks at the Met Gala 2023 event. It also happened to be one of the most talked-about hairstyles from the night. This glamorous hairstyle was tuned intricately to complement her head-turning ensemble.

To recreate Priyanka Chopra's stunning hairstyle, you will need some essential styling tools and products.

1. The first step is to thoroughly wash your hair with a good quality shampoo and conditioner to ensure that your hair is clean and healthy. Then, use a heat protectant spray or cream to shield your hair from heat damage caused by styling tools.

2. The next step is to blow dry your hair, using a round brush to add volume and smoothness. Once your hair is completely dry, use a straightening iron to straighten your hair. Do it till you attain the sharp edges, starting from the roots to the tips. This will help to create a sleek and smooth finish.

3. Now, it's time to create the side parting. Use a tail comb to create a deep side parting, starting from the centre of your forehead and extending down towards the nape of your neck. Use a hair clip to secure the larger section of hair on one side.

4. To create the snatched bun, gather the smaller section of hair on the other side of your head and tie it into a ponytail using hair elastics. Make sure the ponytail is tight and secure.

5. Next, divide the ponytail into three sections and start twisting each section around the elastic band. As you twist each section, use bobby pins to secure the twists in place. Once you have twisted and pinned all three sections, you can shape the bun into the desired shape using your hands.

6. To add some extra drama to your snatched bun, you can use some hair extensions to create a fuller and more voluminous look. Finally, apply a generous amount of hair spray to hold the style in place.

Rihanna's Beachy Waves and a Ponytail
Rihanna happens to be the mother of Met Gala looks and rightfully so. The eccentric fashion icon didn't fail to raise a storm again at this year's star-studded event. Her outfit was a true showstopper, but it was her half-up, half-down hairstyle that completed the look. This hairstyle is a great option for anyone who wants to show off their length and texture while still keeping their hair out of their face.

1. To recreate Rihanna's hairstyle, start by washing and conditioning the hair with a shampoo and conditioner. After towel-drying, apply a heat protectant spray or serum to the hair to prevent damage from heat-styling tools. For this hairstyle, you will need a curling iron with a large barrel.

2. Start by dividing the hair into two sections, the top half and the bottom half. Take the top half of the hair and pull it back, leaving a few strands loose around the face to frame it. Use a hair tie or clip to secure the top half of the hair in place.

3. Next, take the bottom half of the hair and use the curling iron to create loose, beachy waves. Once all of the hair has been curled, use your fingers to gently comb through the waves to create a more natural look.

4. Now, take the top half of the hair and use a brush to smooth it out. Then, gather the hair at the crown of the head and use a hair tie or clip to secure it in place. Use bobby pins to secure any loose strands or fly-aways.

5. To finish the look, apply a lightweight hairspray or finishing spray to the hair to help it hold its shape throughout the night. And just like that, you've achieved the diva look.

Kendall Jenner's sleek ponytail
Kendall Jenner is famous for her impeccable style and head-turning fashion sense. She never fails to gift the red carpet with the most iconic looks. At the Met Gala 2023, she continued her streak of show-stopping looks with a mod retro high ponytail, which was both elegant and sharp. To recreate Kendall's hairstyle, you'll need to start with clean, dry hair.

1. Begin by applying a heat protectant spray to your hair to prevent damage from heat styling. Next, use a straightening iron to straighten your hair, making sure to get it as smooth and sleek as possible.

2. Once your hair is straightened, gather it into a high ponytail at the crown of your head. Use hair elastics to secure the ponytail in place, making sure it's tight and fixed. To make the ponytail look even sleeker, you can use a fine-toothed comb to smooth out any bumps or fly-aways.

3. To add a retro touch to the hairstyle, take a small section of hair from the ponytail and wrap it around the hair elastic, securing it in place with a bobby pin. This will give the ponytail a more polished, finished look.

4. Finally, you can use hairspray to set the style in place and keep any fly-aways under control. In conclusion, Kendall Jenner's mod retro high ponytail is a timeless hairstyle that speaks edgy. By using the right products and following the steps above, you can recreate this iconic look for your next special event in no time.

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