Whether decorated with ornate accessories or tied back atop the head for a clean and classic look, ponytails and top knots of every kind took over the red carpet at the 2015 Met Gala held at NYC’s Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4. See the trendiest updo styles in the gallery, and let us know which one you’ll be trying!
Sometimes a hairstyle as simple as a ponytail or top knot can make a major statement. Case in point, the gelled back and curly ponytail Beyoncé wore to complete her sheer, bedazzled Givenchy dress or the slightly undone, oversized top knot that gave Jennifer Lawrence’s formal Dior gown a more modern look. Check out our gallery to see every messy top knot and super straight ponytail hairstyle from the 2015 Met Gala.
Met Gala Hairstyle Trends: Ponytails & Top Knots
The top knot style ran the gamut from super slicked back to undone and slightly disheveled — no matter what the style, every oversized bun and itty bitty knot sat high on the crown of the head.
On team classic, combed back top knot, models Poppy Delevingne and Bella Hadid each gave their own spin to the style with Poppy opting for an oversized bun and Bella twisting hers up into a tiny top knot. Joining JLaw on the undone side was Kate Hudson, whose blond locks (courtesy of Sally Hershberger Colorist Cassondra Kaeding) were loosely pulled back with face-framing pieces and an ornate Lorraine Schwartz headpiece.
Met Gala Ponytail Trend
Sleek ponytails were the style of choice for divas Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian, who also happened to choose the same sheer style dress. But instead of a pieced out, messy look, whether parted (like Solange Knowles and model Shanina Shaik) or brushed straight back, the ponytails at the Met Gala were slicked back with not a single stray hair to be seen.
So Hollywoodlifers: Are you a classic ponytail kind of gal, or do the top knots take your vote for best hair trend at the Met Gala?
— Marissa DeSantis