The first Monday in May is affectionately known as the “fashion world’s biggest night out” with this year’s Met Gala paying tribute to the decades long career of Karl Lagerfeld. Aptly entitled “A Line of Beauty” the Met Gala 2023 red carpet featured moment after moment of breathtaking glam, with A-list stars Michelle Yeoh, Alexandra Draddario, and Rachel Brosnahan wearing Hidden Crown® extensions in three of the evenings most loved looks. Michelle Yeoh’s sophisticated updo styled by Christopher Naselli, Alexandra’s starlet waves with high gloss and volume styled by Marty Harper, and Rachel’s sculpted low split ponytail styled by Owen Gould give us all the inspo we could dream of for our own special occasions. We rounded up their behind-the-scenes glam squad videos, product details, and pro tips:
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Check out Michelle Yeah’s behind-the-scenes video with her glam squad as they create her Met Gala look (https://www.instagram.com/p/Cr1Gf9ZuCZm/)
Stylist Christopher Naselli shares his step by step breakdown of how he create Michelle’s sophisticated twisty updo:
Step 1: Prep hair with a combination of Fekkai Protein Power Bond Mist and Prime Mist from roots to ends.
Step 2: Apply a generous amount of Fekkai Straightening Balm from roots to ends. Making sure you distribute evenly
Step 3: Using a metal rat tail comb make a clean and perfect center parting.
Step 4: Starting at the front begin to blow dry straight and work your way around the sides then back for a smooth beautiful blowout.
Add a few sections of Hidden Crown seamless clip-in extensions from middle of the head to the nape for maximum volume and thickness.
Step 6: Starring at the back, take sections and lightly mist Fekkai Flexible Hold Hairspray and flat iron sections to lock in shine and secure smoothness.
When you’re finished flat ironing the whole head, apply a quarter size amount of Fekkai Brilliant Gloss Glass Hair ( this is the most important product to achieve that high gloss, high shine to create that glass like finish) from top of hair and apply all the way down to ends. Using a boar bristle brush, brush hair into a low sleek ponytail. Secure pony with an elastic.
Step 8: Using a large size hair doughnut, place around base of ponytail and secure with a few hair pins.
Separate the ponytail into five sections, spray each section with Fekkai Texturizing Spray and tease each section from roots to ends using a teasing comb, when all sections are done, lightly smooth out each section, twisting each section around the doughnut to cover completely over the doughnut, securing each section with a hairpin underneath the doughnut to create beautiful twisted bun. Leave the ends of the last section out to create a feathery wispy fan like shape.
Lightly mist whole head to secure style and lock in shine.
Glossy starlet wave with volume on @alexandradaddario (https://www.instagram.com/alexandradaddario/) styled by @themartyharper (https://www.instagram.com/themartyharper/) using Hidden Crown® V-Clip | Rich Chocolate Brown | #3 | 20” (https://hiddencrownhair.com/collections/v-clips/products/v-clip-volumizer-rich-chocolate-brown-3)
Check out stylist @themartyharper as he styles @alexandradaddario for her Met Gala red carpet moment (https://www.instagram.com/p/Cru0nCDsut1/)
“This morning we started our Met Gala Prep off with getting Alex’s hair-color glossed and brilliant. I love FoB along with this service as we are able to utilize the FoB Shampoo and Conditioners bases with their added boosters to get the right cocktail to give bouncing and behaving hair. I used the Shampoo/Conditioner base and added 3 boosters. For the shampoo I added shine booster, volumize and curl definition. For the conditioner it was important to utilize anti-frizz, thermal protection and shine (the love is the amaranth extract and sesame protein)
Once we completed our service it was time to dive into the look. As the above steps and prep were so important to create a great foundation we still needed to build onto this styling process for a long standing sustainable and gorgeous look.
The look is a soft and supple wave that needed to last the entirety of the evening so it was important to use the Zero Gravity Styling Hair Mousse... as well the Soft Bounce Texturizing Spray. These products really provide thermal protection, memory and push volume.... Without adding any crunch and or residual flaking or dullness.
To Marry the look to the most opulent Hollywood glam a nod to the true fashion icon Karl we added the V Clip from HC in length 20” level 3”
Alexandra Daddario’s Glam Squad Dream Team
Chic and sleek low ponytail on @rachelbrosnahan (https://www.instagram.com/rachelbrosnahan/) styled by @owengould (https://www.instagram.com/owengould/ ) using Hidden Crown® Clip In | Dark Brown | #2 (https://hiddencrownhair.com/collections/crown-clip-ins/products/crown-clip-ins-dark-brown-2)
Low split wrapped glossy straight ponytail with volume + length
Behind-the-scenes glam moment with Rachel Brosnahan wearing Sergio Hudson
Extensions make dream hair a reality, both for the stars on the red carpet, and for all of us: the exact same extensions used by celeb stylists are available to us all with Hidden Crown® (https://hiddencrownhair.com/). We want to help you create your own dream hair: our experts are ready to help you pro color match and help you choose the perfect extensions for you (https://hiddencrownhair.com/pages/color-match). How will you style your own dream hair? We’d love to see, Queens! #hiddencrownhair