Met Gala 2018: The heavenly women’s hairstyles you have to see

See all the smouldering hairstyles from the Met Gala, here!

Last night, New York played host to the highly-anticipated Met Gala 2018 event! And while everyone’s eyes were drawn to the daring Heavenly Bodies-themed outfits on show, we couldn’t help but adjust our gaze to all the divine Met Gala hairstyles.

There was glitz, there was glamour – and there were a whole load of gorgeous styles at play! And guess what? We’ve listed the most notable ‘dos from the night, below.

Met Gala hair 2018: The divine hairstyles everyone’s talking about

close up shot of kate bosworth with finger waves bun hairstyle and pearl veil hair accessory, wearing all white and posing on the 2018 met gala red carpet
Now that’s what we call a wedding-worthy look! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

 Kate Bosworth’s pearly veil

To turn her go-to low bun into a heavenly piece of art, Kate Bosworth worked in some classic finger waves and paired her ‘do with a wedding-ready pearly veil. #WeddingHairInspo

Next read: Pinterest unveils top bridal trends & ofc, they’re all dreamy.

close up shot of amanda seyfried with big wavy curls, wearing a star headband and a yellow dress on the 2018 met gala carpet
Angel waves are the new thing, don’t you know? Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Amanda Seyfried’s angel waves

If angels do exist, we reckon they have hair just like Amanda Seyfried’s! With her gorgeous, loose wavy curls and elegant starry headband, we’re praying we can pull off this look for our next outing.

Editor’s tip: To get this dreamy look, spray the VO5 Wave Creation Hairspray all over your locks, before curling. Then, pick out a headband and get ready to slay!

close up shot of jasmine sanders with braided low ponytail with red flowers weaved into it, wearing golden gown and posing on the 2018 met gala red carpet
O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Jasmine Sanders’ romantic braid

Who knew a bunch of pretty roses could make a braided ponytail look so fabulous? If you haven’t mastered the art of braiding yet, we’re sure Jasmine Sanders’ romantic hairstyle will convince you to do so, right now.

Next read: Our top tips for braiding hair like a pro.

close up shot of madonna with pigtails and netted veil, wearing a crown and all black gown and posing on the 2018 met gala red carpet
Madonna’s braid game is seriously on-point. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Madonna’s royal boxer braids

What happens when you pair fierce boxer braids with a regal crown? Something seriously stunning, isn’t that right, Madonna? This polished, long-lasting ‘do is perfect for anyone looking to dial it up a notch.

close up shot of SZA with wavy curly hair with hidden braids in it, and a halo hair accessory wearing pink ballgown and posing on the 2018 met gala red carpet
Anyone else getting major mane envy? Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

SZA’s boho hair

Lucky enough to rock Rapunzel-worthy curls? Well, SZA‘s totally got your festival hair covered with this boho-chic hairstyle, which perfectly spotlights cute coils and baby braids.

Whether you rock a celestial headpiece is all up to you, but one thing’s for sure: you’ll seriously be selfie-ready. Thanks for the inspo, S!

Editor’s tip: For a glossy finish, we suggest you apply a few drops of the TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops throughout your mane.

close up shot of hailey baldwin with short pink wavy hair with floral headband in it, wearing white dress on the 2018 met gala red carpet
Pink hair, don’t care! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Hailey Baldwin’s pink lob

If you’ve been paying attention to the runways and red carpets this season, you’ll know that there’s been a renewed love for pink hair. So, when we saw Hailey Baldwin sporting it for the event, we couldn’t help but swoon!

The best way to rock pretty pastel hair this spring/summer? With a classic flower hair accessory, of course!

close up shot of blake lively with messy bun updo with halo crown accessory, wearing bejewelled dress and posing on the 2018 met gala red carpet
Who knew messy buns could look so divine! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Blake Lively’s messy bun

When you’re bored of wearing your sleek top knot, simply give it a messy upgrade like Blake Lively (we’ll give you bonus points if you pair it with a luxe hair accessory, too).

Plus, if it’s good enough for Blake Lively, Meghan Markle and Chanel, it’s good enough for us!

close up shot of zendaya with micro fringe and bob, wearing silver plated dress and posing on the 2018 met gala red carpet
Anyone else getting Joan of Arc vibes? Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Zendaya’s Joan of Arc bob + micro fringe

Let’s face it, Zendaya‘s mane game is always on point – and last night was certainly no exception. The star graced the Met Gala red carpet with an effortlessly chic wavy bob, complete with a micro fringe, giving the look a tonne of Joan of Arc vibes.


Impressed by all these lovely hairstyles? The fun doesn’t have to stop there! Read on to see the 2017 Met Gala hairstyles we couldn’t get enough of, below.

Met Gala hair 2017: The best-tressed celebrities

met gala hair: kim kardashian west with sleek lob hairstyle and white dress at met gala
Kim Kardashian West’s envy-inducing sleek lob. Credit: David Fisher for Rex by Shutterstock

Kim Kardashian West’s sleek lob

Mirror mirror on the wall, who has the sleekest hair at the Met ball? Kim Kardashian West of course! The star attended the exclusive event with a pin-straight, glossy long bob hairstyle, created by celebrity hairstylist Michael Silva.

brie larson with gold hair foiling at the met gala event 2017
Brie larson’s gorgeous gold leaf hair at the Met Gala. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Brie Larson’s gold hair foiling

The Met Gala gives attendees the opportunity to pull out all the stops and shine their brightest. And Brie Larson did just that, arriving head-to-toe in a shimmering gold leaf ensemble.

For the event, half of her tresses were slicked back and adorned with metallic foil, while the rest was left in loose, sweeping waves, making for an unbeatable style combo!

met gala hair 2017: cara delevinge with silver spray painted hair
Cara Delevingne’s stunning silver buzz cut. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Cara Delevingne’s silver buzz cut

British model-turned-actress Cara Delevingne channelled major robot vibes with this daring, silver spray painted look, which also featured a few Swarovski crystals!

Having already proved to us that buzz cut hair is anything but boring, Cara took her mane game up a notch and totally stole the show with this bold, glittering look.

met gala hair: lily collins with betty boop inspired hair cut and black dress at met gala
Lily Collins channeled Betty Boop vibes at the Met Gala. Credit: Marion Curtis for Rex by Shutterstock

Lily Collins’ Betty Boop-inspired cut

Betty Boop, is that you?! Actress Lily Collins graced the red carpet by showcasing a dark, blunt cut bob with sharp micro bangs. This sleek, vintage hairstyle is a major throw back to Betty Boops’ trademark look, and we simply adore it.

Pairing her neat cut with bold eyebrows, mega lashes and a deep purple lip, Lily worked this dramatic look with total ease, making us all very envious of her sultry style.

met gala hair: rihanna with topknot and fringe, wearing floral comme de garcon gown
Rihanna’s pretty Tinkerbell topknot at the Met Gala. Credit: Startrucks for Rex by Shutterstock

Rihanna’s top knot

Rihanna owned the Met Gala red carpet on Monday night, sticking to the theme in a Rei Kawakubo-designed floral Comme des Garcons dress. The beauty complemented her fairy-like outfit by styling her brunette tresses into a modern top knot and rocking romantic feathery bangs. Ooh la la!

Psst! If you want to try a fringe yourself, without the long-term commitment, give our faux bangs tutorial a go. Injecting some je ne sais quoi into your hair is a piece of cake, if you know how!

thandie newton with floral updo and red dress at the met gala
Thandie Newton’s festival-perfect floral updo. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Thandie Newton’s floral updo

Bringing more flowers to the table was Thandie Newton, who is clearly a fan of larger-than-life hair accessories, having donned a giant floral headpiece at last night’s event.

Styling her long hair into a messy high bun, Thandie decorated her simple updo with flowers for a Carmen Miranda-inspired look. We don’t know about you, but we’re stealing this one for our next festival!

zendaya with curly afro hair and bangs on the met gala red carpet
Zendaya’s gorgeous afro stole the limelight. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Zendaya’s beautiful afro

It’s no secret that natural hair textures dominated this fashion and bridal season. And Zendaya’s Met Gala hair (whether it’s real or faux!), proves that going au naturel with your mane is pretty and powerful.

We particularly love how the singer paired her stunning, voluminous afro with beautiful bangs and reckon Diana Ross would totally approve!

Editor’s tip: Want your ‘fro to look star-worthy? Enlist the help of a leave-in conditioner, like the TIGI S-Factor Papaya Leave-In Moisture Spray, to keep your mane in tip-top shape for your next party!

hailey baldwin on the met gala red carpet with hair net and top knot hairstyle
Hailey Baldwin’s elegant hairnet. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Hailey Baldwin’s hairnet

While a bun updo may be the ultimate lazy girl hairstyle, that’s not to say it can’t be rocked on the red carpet, too! To refine any bun hairstyle, simply opt for an embellished hairnet accessory a la Hailey Baldwin, and you’ll take your look from sofa-slob to Meta Gala princess in seconds.

rita ora with quirky short hairstyle with red bow dress at the met gala event
Rita Ora’s quirky platinum crop. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Rita Ora’s short funky hair

Rita Ora’s avant-garde platinum crop totally lived up to the Met Gala’s eccentric theme. The star complemented her funky, short textured ‘do by wearing a scarlet red Marchesa satin gown, with a bold crimson lip to match. It’s a rather daring and directional look, but Rita pulls it off beautifully!


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