The 2021 Met Gala, unsurprisingly, noticed some unimaginable hairstyles. Celebrities like Naomi Osaka, Maisie Williams, and Gigi Hadid shocked with their daring hair decisions, which included sculptural artistic endeavors and main colour modifications. However the award for probably the most inventive coiffure could must go to Amandla Stenberg and their always-amazing stylist Vernon François.
Durags are sometimes a cloth head masking — one which serves each a sensible and cultural objective. It protects pure hair, nevertheless it has additionally served as an emblem of Black custom. They have been worn to the Met Gala earlier than — bear in mind Solange’s goddess-like soak up 2018? — however nobody has ever paid tribute to the accent the best way Stenberg did this 12 months.
“It is a first for me ~ making a durag MADE WITH hair, as a substitute of from materials to cowl the hair. It enhances, elevates, and balances @amandlastenberg general look, whereas reflecting the theme of the evening,” François wrote within the caption of an Instagram submit. “The tie on the again is reworked right into a dramatic prepare. I like how Amandla takes full possession of it.”
To create the look, Stenberg’s hair was braided and held in place with Redken Triple Pure 32 Excessive Maintain Hairspray and Fast Dry 18 Immediate Ending Spray earlier than François used the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer with the diffuser attachment to utterly dry their hair. He then formed Stenberg’s hair into place along with his fingers, additionally utilizing the Dyson Corrale straightener to direct the hair in entrance into its ultimate place.
As for Stenberg’s also-beautiful make-up, make-up artist Kali Kennedy mixed Byredo Tears in Rain Mascara with false lashes for a spidery look — on the request of designer Thom Brown — which was made all of the extra intense with Byredo Technical Black Eyeliner.
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