Thursday, May 5, 2011

Best in Hair from the 2011 Met Costume Institute Gala

Rihanna, Beyoncé, Emma Roberts and Gisele Bunchen in my opinion had the BEST hair looks when it came to the 2011 Met Costume Institute Gala ( in my opinion at least). Below you will find my detailed instructions as to how to re-create these stellar looks from the most important night in Fashion - which was celebrating Alexander McQueen this year ( Gisele Bundchen wore the late designer). Images by Getty Images

Rihanna in Stella McCartney

        Rihanna opted for a long braided style which featured two adjacent braids which met and became one Rapunzel-length braid. Known for being a risk-taker, this style was a risk well taken, and a very unexpected pairing for the hand-crafted lace nude illusion gown. This style can be easily re-created with the help of hair extensions ( in case you don't have waist-length hair , most of us don't ) . I would recommend using the 25" Layered Straight hair piece by Hairdo® , begin braiding one side , and hold it with a hair clip ( which will later be removed) then start to braid the alternate side. Take both sides and continue the long braid and use a very thin elastic the color of the hair ( so that it is transparent you are using one)   to secure the end of the braid.

Beyoncé in Emilio Pucci

With a dress that was high in drama ( it was reported that the songstress could barely walk without assistance), the hair was taking a classic statement and serving as an accessory to the beautiful piece of couture. Mostly spotted in long flowing waves or sleek straight locks,  the night of the 2011 Met Costume Institute Gala Beyoncé wore her hair in a simple chignon with a part in the middle . It was a beautiful compliment to her dress.  You can channel your inner Beyoncé with this same style using the Hairdo® Braided Chignon : Just part your hair down the middle, make sure it is smooth and sleek, secure your hair in a ponytail with an elastic, then apply the Braided Chignon , and you're done !

Emma Roberts in Michael Kors

The young Hollywood Starlet looked all the part with this white dress and silver screen siren curls ( very 40's). It was a nice approach for the dress, yet Emma still manages to look her age.  This look is very easy to create - with many options .  Option 1: the use of thermal rollers and once removing them, hold the curls in place by pinning the hair in multiple sections. Once set, remove the pins and lightly brush the curls out. Option 2: you could use hair that is already curled ( this option is best if your hair is not as long, and also if you don't want to use too much heat styling tools on your hair.) - the 18” Clip-in Wavy Extension by hairdo® is a great option.  You can as stated in option 1 , still pin curl the already wavy sections along with the pieces of your natural hair that's left out  ,and continue to complete the style.

Gisele Bundchen in Alexander McQueen

Red hot in Alexander McQueen , Gisele needs no introduction.  Known for wearing her signature beach-inspired waves, her hair for the Met Gala was a polished version of her wavy style.  I like to think of it as beach hair with a "sophisticated twist". As with Emma's hair , this look can be created with the barrel curls , that are then set with pin-curls for hold.  This style calls for the hairdo® 21" 100% Human Hair Clip-In Extension , which already comes with a nice slight wave/ curl at the very tips of the piece , very reminiscent of the hairstyle Gisele wears above.  You can pin-curl the crown of your hair and then add this clip-in extension , and then release the pin curls and blend the hair together, place one side behind your ear as shown in the picture above. 

There you have it ! The Best Hair from the 2011 Met Costume Institute Gala !!!  

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