Hair How-To: Recreate your Fave Celebrity Looks from the Met Gala

Want to recreate some of your favourite looks from this year's Met Gala? Celebrity hairstylist Anthony Nader of RAW salon shows you how with these step-by-step guides.

Good news girls, we might not be able to afford the A-list fashion but we can emulate the hair styles shown on the red carpet. 

1. Beyonce

Beyonce made huge headlines at the Met and I'm not just talking about her crystal sequined see-through bodysuit either. I'm talking about her hair flippin' high ponytail that made every head turn here girls.


1. No need to have clean soft locks here girls, and bypass the washing of your hair and start with using your flat iron and glide smooth from roots to ends.

2. Tip your head over and give your hair a once-over with a light hairspray for some extra hold, brush through with a boar bristle and secure high on top of your head and secure.

3. If your hair tail is lacking red carpet fullness, you can purchase a matching hair piece and now secure this around the base of the tail and wrap a one inch piece of hair around and pin to hide the snag-free elastic.

4. Brush through your tail to ensure it's knot-free, grab your large hot tongs and curl the tail to enhance your newfound sexy waves.

5. Give your waves a smoothing over with your brush and spray if desired to last all night long.

Anthony's Handy Hint: For a super slick finish, use an old large blush brush, spray the ends of the brush and glide the edge of the brush over the scalp in an upward motion.

2. Kate Hudson

I love that Kate never follows hair trends as such, and she stays true to her inner hippy 70s carefree way that we all know is so achievable to recreate.


1. After washing your hair with a blonde enhancing shampoo to liven up your colour again, shake your tresses dry 80 per cent with your hairdryer.

2. Squeeze a tennis ball size of volumising foam into your palm and scrunch that into the hair all over and divide hair into two even sections from ear to ear.

3. Smooth over your hair strands with your large round brush, starting at the underneath section first, then unclip the top and do the same here.

4. Now complete, give your strands a once over with your dry shampoo all over to plump up the hair and keeping the end style looking more undone, rather than polished.

5. Scrape hair back ad high into a cinnamon bun swirl and pin, letting the little stray shorter pieces fall out around your face and then place your jewels in and pin.

Anthony's Handy Hint: Embrace your inner stylish hippy and let loose with your free flowing hair tendrils around your face for this look.

Ashley Olsen

Ashley glammed up her hairstyle for the big night, but what I like about this is that her hairstyle can go from the boardroom to the formal dinner, all in the same day.


1. Skip the washing here girls, as we don't want your hair looking soft and limp, and that extra grittiness will help when you whip up this Grecian-esque hairstyle.

2. Divide the back section away from just behind the ears and place in your centre part line and brush the hair away from your face and pile your hair high to the crown area, and pin so it looks more messy rather than polished and sculpted.

3. Now grab your extra large barrel tongs, take three inch thick haphazard sections and wind just the mid lengths and some of the ends all over.

4. Spray your loose lazy waves with a light hair spray and don't forget your roots either, and you're good to go.

Anthony's Handy Hint: Having a multi-coloured hair base works best for this look as, it makes the hair style third dimensional, rather than flat and lackluster.

3. Madonna

This rebel heart never fails to make headlines around the globe (good and bad of course) and now Madonna showcases her mermaid waves and with her over-the-top crazy regrowth.


1. On freshly washed hair, spray in your volumising spray all over, from roots to ends ad comb through evenly for maximum oomph.

2. Shake 80 per cent dry with your hairdryer so your time cuts down, then place in your dead centre part line and divide hair into four equal sections.

3. Starting at the back section and moulding your tresses with your medium-size brush, do this technique all the way up to the crown area, and then do the same in the front section working up to your part line.

4. Now dry, take the same sectioning pattern as before and wind your hair up into your extra large hot tong for extra natural enhanced movement all over.

5. Tilt your head back, give your hair a 'shake out' and then backcomb the crown area for extra added height.

Anthony's Handy Hint: If your hair's density is super fine like Madonna's, use a few tracks of hair clip-ins, as this will give you extra thickness and it only takes a minute or two to add them in as well.

Anthony Nader from RAW Salon

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