Straight hairstyles were a popular choice at the 2015 Met Gala among both the high-fashion model set and Hollywood A-listers. But rather than go the slicked back, wet look we’ve been seeing so much of, the straight hair at the China-themed Met Gala on May 4 in NYC was parted down the middle and given a natural, glossy shine.
Clean, simple and totally accessible was the name of the hair game for style stars like Kendall Jenner and Jennifer Lopez, and it was strong. Styled poker straight with a high-shine finish, the straight hair looks at the 2015 Met Gala were anything but boring. See how Kendall, JLo and more celebs styled their straight locks, and learn how to create the look for yourself.
Sleek & Straight Hair At The Met Gala
We’re used to seeing voluminous retro waves and elaborate updos on the red carpet, but up until recently, the sleek and straight look wasn’t considered to be very glamorous for a major event. But at Met Gala, the straight hair look proved to be a sexy style when paired alongside any makeup and dress combo.
To get the look, hairstylist Andrew Fitzsimons who worked with Kendall at the Met Gala started by prepping her hair with Wella Professionals Extra Volume Styling Mousse on damp hair. After blowing her hair dry with a boar bristle brush, Andrew created a clean center part and used a flat iron to get a poker straight look. To tame flyaways and give Kendall’s hair a bit of weight so that it stays in place all night, he lightly misted the hair with Wella Professionals Stay Essential Finishing Spray before liberally spraying the hair with Wella Professionals Luxe Oil Light Oil Shine Spray to give her hair a silky smooth finish.
Straight Hairstyles At The 2015 Met Gala
Copy Kendall if you have layers and leave your shorter pieces framing your face, or copy JLo and keep your hair tucked behind your ears. When it comes to makeup, you can pair your straight hair with a nude smokey eye like Reese Witherspoon or a bright purple color like model Joan Smalls, or keep your eye makeup simple and go for a bold lip. Any way you wear it, the sleek and straight style looks classic and sophisticated.
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— Marissa DeSantis