How To Get Taylor Hill’s Ballet-Inspired Met Gala Bun
The 2016 Met Gala was, per usual, filled with show-stopping fashion moments and beauty looks worth stealing. Celebs killed it with looks that’ll keep us inspired all the way until next year’s gala — especially Victoria’s Secret model Taylor Hill, who truly looked like the chicest girl at the party.
Though we loved her stunning Topshop gown, featuring a sweeping silk black tulle train, velvet ruffled neck tie, cut-away sides, and a deep curving back, it was the model’s hair that really stole the show. Taylor’s sleek ballet dancer bun was one of our favorite hairdos of the night, so we had to get the lowdown on how to grab her look straight from amika stylist Danielle Priano.
Galore: What look did you go for tonight?
Danielle Priano: Taylor was inspired by chic and elegant ballet dancers for her Met Gala hair look. We wanted her hair to look clean and sleek, while maintaining her youthful beauty, to complement her dress—as it had a high neckline with an open back.
What products did you use to achieve it?
DP: The products used to achieve this look included amika’s Bombshell Blowout Spray, Power Cloud Force Dryer and Digital Titanium Glide Styler to prep the hair, and once the high bun was complete, I used amika Headstrong Hairspray to hold the look into place.
What were some of Taylor’s special hair requests?
DP: Taylor loves to have her hair up and off of her face. To make sure there wasn’t any frizz or flyaways, I sprayed amika Headstrong Hairspray on a toothbrush and gently brushed around the edges of her hairline.
What are some tips to keeping your hair perfect all night long?
DP: The preparation of the hair is the most important part of the look. We started with blowing her hair out and then used the Digital Titanium Glide Styler to straighten. It was imperative that her hair didn’t have any crimps or curls to ensure that it would hold up properly throughout the night.
Hair or makeup first?
DP: Prep the hair first, then apply makeup, and after, finish the hair look—hair is really first and last!
What’s your fav era of hairstyles?
DP: My favorite era is the 1960s, as people were very creative with their hair in this decade!
Met Gala always sets beauty trends for the next year. What are some hair trends you might expect?
DP: I think we’ll see that many people are moving away from having “done” hair, and the trend will be for more perfectly-imperfect styles like messier up-dos and buns.
Get Taylor’s Look With These 5 Easy Steps:
Step 1. Starting with damp hair, apply amika Bombshell Blowout Spray ($24,Sephora.com) throughout the hair.
Step 2. Next, using the amika Power Cloud Force Dryer ($150, Birchbox.com) blow out the hair using a flat brush.
Step 3. Once dry, straighten the hair using with amika Digital Titanium Glide Styler ($100, Birchbox.com) to ensure the hair is sleek and smooth.
Sept 4. After the hair is fully straightened, brush into a high ponytail and twist the hair around itself into a tight bun.
Step 5. Using a hairspray-coated toothbrush, brush along the hairline to secure any fly-aways near the face. Seal the look with amika Headstrong Hairspray ($24,BeautyBrands.com).