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Get the look: Kirsten Dunst at the Met Gala

Kirsten Dunst at the Met Gala
Photo use with permission from L'Oréal Professionnel

Last night fashion gurus and celeb-watchers turned their attention to the red carpet lining the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York as they held their annual Met Gala. Inspired this year by designer, Charles James, the dress code was white tie and formal hair and makeup looks were necessary to complement the fashion.

Cue the hair experts of L’Oréal Professionnel, working with their first-ever Ambassadress, Kirsten Dunst. Hairstylist, Cervando Maldonado created a 30’s inspired galactic ballerina bun. Drawing inspiration everywhere from Marlene Dietrich and Helmut Newton, to the timeless elegance of Charles James: Beyond Fashion the look was a perfect fusion of classic and contemporary style and offset her ‘death star’ inspired gown by Rodarte perfectly.

To get the look, Maldonado starts by “Preping damp hair with L’Oréal Professionnel Mousse Volupté. Then rake through with fingers and spray L’Oréal Professionnel Volumetry Root Spray to add volume at the roots.”

Then, “Create soft finger waves at the crown by sweeping a 3-inch section towards the right side and adding bobby pins to set waves throughout the section. While the style sets, blow-dry rest of hair, starting at the bottom and working in sections using a medium size round brush. Brush dry hair back into a ponytail and secure just above the occipital bone then twist hair into a tight ballerina bun, securing with bobby pins and hair pins.”

“Once front section is dry and set, remove bobby pins, brush through and loosely secure the wave into the bun,” Maldonado says. “Spray hair with L’Oréal Professionnel Volumetry Powder Fresh SOS Refreshing Spray to rid any excess oil, finish with a light mist of L’Oréal Professionnel Mythic Oil Reinforcing Milk for camera-ready shine. Finish the look with added elegance, by placing a jeweled hair piece at the top of the ballerina bun.”

Classic red carpet style – with a twist.

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