2024 Top 15 Best Met Gala Hairstyles

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Every year, the world holds its breath in anticipation of the Met Gala, and the 2024 edition was no exception. With The Garden of Time as the dress code, our curiosity was piqued even further, and we were thrilled to witness these breathtaking dresses enter the history of the Met Gala.

But what took the spotlight wasn’t only the dresses, makeup, and accessories but also the hairstyles. Glued to the screen for extraordinary and stunning hairstyles, we’ve rounded up our 2024 best Met Gala hairstyles. From short wigs to long, flowing tresses, here are the 15 best Met Gala Hair.

Now, let's take a look!

1. Gigi Hadid Old Hollywood Bob

Gigi Hadid Old Hollywood Bob

The model, Gigi Hadid, debuted an Old Hollywood style Bob at the Met’s red carpet. She kept her strands simple and unique, embodying perfection and class. The hairstyle complemented her outfit and makeup.

Curling her tresses away from her face and the deep side part all added elegance to the hairstyle, reminding us of Marilyn Monroe, a woman known for her class and gorgeousness. The model’s choice has to be one of our top picks. To recreate this look, work on texturizing and volumizing your hair for a beautiful replica.

2. Sleek, Straight Wig with a Side Part (Naomi Campbell)

Sleek, Straight Wig with a Side Part (Naomi Campbell)

Here is another supermodel gracing the red carpet with her presence. Naomi Campbell, 53, dazzled in a Burberry turquoise, bringing glamour to the event. But her dress wasn’t the only most stylish thing; her hair shined even better. The sleek, straight wig with a side part laid flawlessly around her face.

At the same time, it resembles her signature hairstyle, but there's a twist to it. The deep side part gave her a mesmerizing and young look. The rest of her gorgeous appearance is clean and classy. It all fits perfectly into the fairytale theme.

3. Calla Lily Flower Inspired Low Bun (Zendaya)

Calla Lily Flower Inspired Low Bun (Zendaya)

Hollywood and fashion icon Zendaya did not disappoint with her look this year either. Wearing two outfits in one night, she first gave a daring and gothic look and ended the night with a bouquet headpiece. The low bun inspired by a calla lily flower, her first hairstyle choice, complemented the fairytale villain vibe she was going for.

Ursula Stephen, her hairstylist, shared how to achieve the hairstyle and the inspiration sources. A few products and tools she used in styling the low bun are the Dyson hair tools and Living Proof haircare.

4. Lala Anthony’s Noir Ponytail

Lala Anthony’s Noir Ponytail

Lala Anthony steps into character at the Met’s red carpet with a black dress and sleek ponytail. The TV personality went for a femme fatale style, jumping out of the world of a fairytale and appearing on our screens. Adding details like the ribbon to the hairstyle made it even more stunning.

The ponytail curls made her beauty look more dramatic and could not be any better. Lala Anthony’s choice leaned toward the feminine villain vibe, and her makeup artist, Rokael, did justice in cementing the theme she wanted.

5. Black Fringe Bob Wig on Sydney Sweeney

Black Fringe Bob Wig on Sydney Sweeney

American actress Sydney Sweeney takes us to two fairylands and leaves the audience at the lands of Snow White and Cinderella. The 26-year-old's look was nothing short of breathtaking with her floral Miu Miu custom light blue dress that gave a feminine, chic, and princess feel.

But apart from her gorgeous gown, Sydney Sweeney mesmerized us with a black fringe bob wig that was nothing like her usual blonde hair. It's only proper to compliment the hairstylist. Her hairstylist, Glen Coco, added texture and waves to the bob, including full frontal bangs that seal it off. Some might even say she passed off as Billie Eilish. What are your thoughts?

6. Updo Hairstyle (Taraji P. Henson)

Updo Hairstyle (Taraji P. Henson)

Taraji P. Henson wore a hairstyle no one would forget for the longest time. The 53-year-old American actress went all out to create one of the most outstanding hairstyles of the first Monday of May hairstyles.

Wearing a Diana Ross-inspired updo, Taraji adorned it with flowers, tiny pearls and gemstones. You can see the attention to detail, which makes her high bun out of the ordinary. The sleek edges also completed the look styled with TPH by Taraji Slick Edge Control.

7. Kendall Jenner’s Long, Half up, Half down Renaissance-Inspired Hairstyle

Kendall Jenner’s Long, Half up, Half down Renaissance-Inspired Hairstyle

Fashion enthusiasts are already trying Kendall Jenner’s renaissance-inspired half-up, half-down hairstyle. The red carpet queen and supermodel went for a long, waist-length hairstyle to capture the fairytale theme.

Parting and twisting the upper section away from her face is brilliant and beautiful. The long hair cascades down her back with waves that blend well with her Givenchy dress from their 1999 collection. Get hair extensions, a hold spray, leave-in, and heat protectant to recreate Kendall Jenner’s beauty look.

8. High Buns with Middle-parted Bangs (Taylor Russel)

High Buns with Middle-parted Bangs (Taylor Russel)

Taylor Russel once again collaborated with Loewe for a stunning and mindblowing debut at the Met this year. Her sculpted corset made out of wood tells that she’s ready to slay. And the drape skirt choice was fire for the corset, making her outfit exceptional for the show.

It might not have turned out great with the wrong hairstyle choice. That is to say, her high buns with middle-parted bangs hairstyle nailed it. The mini bangs complemented her subtle make-up, matching the nature fantasy story she’s telling with her overall look.

9. Anok Yai Wears a Pixie Cut Wig

Anok Yai Wears a Pixie Cut Wig

The supermodel who captured the hearts of many with her Met Gala look is Anok Yai. She wore a bodysuit full of Swarovski crystals and a pixie-cut wig, leaving the internet stunned.

The wig’s layered feathers added to her charm, and the color complemented the icy blue color of the crystals. Accessorizing with statement earrings, rings, and a necklace, viewers couldn't help but admire her look. Her glossy lips and glam makeup take center stage, making her stunning.

10. Dramatic Blonde Hairstyle (Gwendoline Christie)

Dramatic Blonde Hairstyle Gwendoline Christie

We love every bit of Gwendoline Christie's look. The Wednesday actress graced the Met Gala’s red carpet with a dramatic, whirlwind hairstyle. It's memorable, nothing short of an evil stepmother in a fairytale.

The look expresses a creative voice that depicts the theme well enough. And her makeup choice meets the expectations. It can't be sidelined. The doll-like makeup added to the look, elevating the red dress. Gwendoline has been known for her bold fashion choices for events and always delivers.

11. Da'Vine Joy Randolph’s Long, Ginger Wig

Da'Vine Joy Randolph’s Long, Ginger Wig

With a customized copper unit by celebrity hairstylist Tai Simon, Da’Vine Joy Randolph gets everyone talking. The actress complemented her denim gown by Zac Posen with the long, ginger wig hairstyle. While the gown takes center stage, the hair can’t help but steal the spotlight. It’s bright, voluminous, and long, perfectly contrasting her dress.

Simon used Blondor Powder Lightener, Koleston Perfect 7/43, Koleston Perfect 77/44, Welloxon Perfect Creme Developer, and Koleston Perfect 77/43 to achieve this beautiful ginger color.

12. Long, Voluminous, Wavy Half Up on Sarah Jessica Parker

Long, Voluminous, Wavy Half Up on Sarah Jessica Parker

Look, Sarah Jessica Parker is back on the Met Gala’s red carpet. The actress last appeared in the 2022 exhibit, and she made us miss her presence by bringing something fresh and new this year.

She wore a sculptural Richard Quinn corset gown and sheer tights over her stilettos, dazzling everyone. Her hairstyle screamed voluminous with its length and waves. What's even more astonishing is that she topped it off with a fascinator by Philip Treacy.

13. Tyla’s Short, Sleek, Layered Bob Hairstyle

Tyla’s Short, Sleek, Layered Bob Hairstyle

The “Water” singer Tyla made her debut at the Met Gala and came in strong.

She wore a sculptured Balmain gown that she said represented the sand of time and accessorized with an hourglass.

The dress was absolutely gorgeous, making the South African pop star shine bright like the star that she is.

Her hairstyle, with its layers, made her dress even more perfect, which is different from the style the singer usually wears. She added sand-like glitters on her shoulders and wore cat eye makeup that cemented the look.

14. Platinum Sleek Bun with Face-framing Curls (Amanda Seyfried)

Platinum Sleek Bun with Face-framing Curls (Amanda Seyfried)

Amanda Seyfried does not need the theme, but the theme needs her. The 38-year-old American actress, singer, and songwriter left her long golden tresses for a silver low bun with face-framing curls on her forehead. The hairstyle was adorn with an ethereal tiara that elevated her hairstyle even further.

However, the highlight and statement-making of her look was the purple lipstick that created a contrast from the icy headpiece and outfit. Its all thanks to the Lancôme L'Absolu Rouge Drama Matte Lipstick in 509 Rêve Toujours. And thanks to hairstylist Renato Campora for the hair transformation.

15. Voluminous, Side-parted Old Hollywood Hairstyle (Kaia Gerber)

Voluminous, Side-parted Old Hollywood Hairstyle (Kaia Gerber)

Inspired by her mother, Kaia Gerber flaunted a gorgeous and impeccable look on the 2024 Met Gala red carpet. She looked lovely in the strapless white Prada gown, elevating it with diamond stud earrings and a necklace. The supermodel chose to wear a voluminous, side-parted old Hollywood hairdo, taking us down memory lane. Her look reminded us of the classic 90s hairstyle, similar to Miley Cyrus' recent look at the Grammys.

These were all phenomenal hairstyles that shined bright in their ways and looked stunning on their wearers. While this is the end of our list, we would love you to drop other celebrities' hairstyles that stood out for you at this year’s Met Gala in the comment section.

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