07 May The Met Ball

The coveted Met Ball was the place to be seen last weekend in NYC and with the theme “China -Through the Looking Glass” stars of stage and screen looked East for inspiration with exquisite fabrics, streamlined shapes and floral graphics.

Sian Quinn (Headmasters Art Team member) shares her edit of the best hair looks from the night and how to achieve them:

Diane Kruger
A soft wave is flattering for most face shapes especially if you have a midi and definitely works with Diane’s natural style. Make sure the hair is super shiny but not too polished; keeping flyaway pieces will ensure it stays the right side of whimsical.

Start with a deep side parting and taking the side with more hair wrap big sections around a barrel wand. Once cool brush the curls out with a soft dressing brush, and pin the hair away from the face just above the ear. Finish with the Awapuhi Wild Ginger shine spray.

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04:  Diane Kruger attends the "China: Through The Looking Glass" Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Benedict Cumberbatch
Perfect for wavey textured hair, Benedict’s tailored cut is also a great option of you have a rounder face as it will lengthen.

Apply a pump of L’Oreal Professionnel tecni.ART FIX MOVE for hold and blow-dry the hair back away from the face using a Denman brush. Next cocktail a styling cream and a high shine pomade and massage through the hair, I love Mitch Clean Cut and Mitch Barbers Classic to create a soft shine through the hair.

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Benedict Cumberbatch attends the "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Karwai Tang/FilmMagic)

Lilly Aldridge
Lilly’s super sleek up-do is a beautiful ode to classic glamour, she has a petit face so it works perfectly showing off her cheekbones, letting her dress do the talking. Adding a deep side parting in line with the arch of her eyebrow makes this look even more flattering as it frames her face. To get this look I’d recommend blow drying an oil like the L’Oreal Pureology Hydrate into the hair to achieve a soft shine and using a bristle dressing brush comb the hair back and down into place. Then simply twist the hair into a pleat at the back, finish with the Awapuhi Wild Ginger Shine Spray. This look works equally well with a long fringe to give some softness so it doesn’t look too harsh.

attends the "China: Through The Looking Glass" Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City.

Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer’s undone bun is super cool because it’s so effortless, the key is creating a texture in the hair is using the right product L’Oreal Professionnel tecni.ART PLI is ideal as it acts like a traditional setting lotion once heated.

Spritz into towel dried hair and blow-dry, the heat will set the lotion and help swell in the hair so it’s easier to mould into shape. Then using an elastic, tie the hair into a pony at the crown and twist into a knot, securing with pins.

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04:  Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends "China: Through the Looking Glass", the 2015 Costume Institute Gala, at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)

Carey Mullingan
I love Carey’s whimsical up-do, its ideal for most face shapes as you can alter the height and width and sculpt into the most flattering silhouette.
Section the front out of the way and tie the back in a low pony. Take the front section again and backcomb into shape pinning back towards the pony.

Keep the style touchable by leaving the fluffy texture from the back brushing visible.

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04:  Carey Mulligan attends the "China: Through The Looking Glass" Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)