Last night, New York City played host to the 2018 Time 100 Gala, Time magazine’s annual celebration of the most influential figures from all over the world. And obviously, with so many of the world’s leading ladies all in one place, there was some pretty showstopping hair on show.
If you’re yet to see the looks for yourself, cast your eyes on some of our favourites from the night right here.
Time 100 Gala 2018: Best red carpet hairstyles
Yara Shahidi’s side set twisted updo
Yara Shahidi took a retro 1940s approach to her red carpet look, pairing a twisted pin-updo with a silk tied neck scarf and embellished shift dress. Her naturally curly hair was slicked back into the immaculate side set bun, letting her natural beauty radiate through.
Editor’s tip: The trick to slicking back natural hair? All you need is some of the VO5 Wet Look Styling Gel, which gives the hair a long-lasting, controlled hold that dries to a shiny, wet look finish.
Susan Kelechi Watson’s half-up twists
This Is Us star Susan Kelechi Watson stepped out onto the red carpet with her box twists worn in a simple but ultra feminine half-up, half-down look, flashing some shoulder by sweeping all of her hair over to one side.
Padma Lakshmi’s super-straight hair
Straight, glossy hair is always gorgeous, but there’s something about Padma Lakshmi’s blunt cut lob and defined middle parting that looks really fresh and modern.
Editor’s tip: Protect your hair from the heat of your straighteners while also adding shine by spritzing the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Shine Spray throughout your hair before styling.
If you’re prone to frizz, you’ll also see the benefits as the mist is also formulated with smoothing keratin and marula oil to prevent against any fluffiness or flyaways.
Emily Blunt’s crown braid
If Disney princesses were to come to life, we imagine they’d rock up with a look pretty similar to Emily Blunt’s. With a loose, romantic crown braid, complete with an intricate gold leaf hair chain, the Oscar-winning actress looked a total vision.
Deepika Padukone’s perfect low
Indian actress Deepika Padukone balanced out the incredible intricate embroidery of her cream sari with a low-key low ponytail. The look is giving off major Kardashian vibes and it’s a red carpet hairstyle we see time and time again because it always looks great.
Now you’re up to speed, shall we take a look back at last year’s best looks?
The best hairstyles from last year’s 2017 Time 100 Gala event
Viola Davis’ flirty curly lob
American actress Viola Davis rocked up to the Time‘s Gala event with her signature Marilyn Monroe-esque long bob. This vintage-inspired hairstyle makes for a timeless, elegant look and complements her royal blue frock like a dream! Honestly, what more could a girl ask for?
Sarah Paulson’s sleek long pixie
Let’s face it, Sarah Paulson’s long pixie cut always looks flawless, and last night was certainly no exception. The American Horror Story star walked down the Time Gala red carpet with a sleek runway-worthy ‘do, proving that you don’t always have to have long hair to look glamorous!
We also love how she paired her sleek style with a side parting, which helped add a touch of interest to this otherwise simple style.
Fan Bingbing’s twisted halo
Chinese actress Fan Bingbing graced the red carpet looking like a real-life fairy, thanks to her stunning embellished Marchesa gown. The beauty complemented her dazzling dress by styling her long, brunette tresses into an ethereal, loosely twisted halo updo.
Lindsey Vonn’s slicked-back ‘do
We’re used to seeing Lindsey Vonn on the slopes with her hair tucked away under a hat, so we almost didn’t recognise her in this glamorous, sexy get-up!
For the event, her platinum tresses were slicked back in a fresh-out-of-water manner, exuding tonnes of sultry vibes.
Blake Lively’s messy low ponytail
Editor’s tip: To get this tousled look, spray the VO5 Wave Creation Hairspray all over your locks, before curling. Then, gather your hair into a low pony, gently pulling a few tendrils of hair free from the front for an ultra face-flattering finish.