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These Celebrities Just Proved You Can Slay The Pink Carpet At Every Hair Length

Emma Stone, Kerry Washington, Halsey Met Gala
After weeks of anticipation, celebrities assembled their glam squads, put on their most outrageous outfits, and headed to a certain New York museum for the biggest night in fashion. While we could not take our eyes off of the campy ensembles, it’s the stunning hairstyles we can’t stop talking about. Dressed in outfits long, short, or any length in between, celebrities hit the pink carpet and proved it doesn’t matter how long your strands are as long as you have a killer hairstyle to show them off.

Hoping you recreate some of the best hairstyles from the camp-inspired affair with your own dark brown hair? You’re in luck. We caught up with some of the most in-demand celebrity stylists to get the scoop on everything you need to know about some of our favorite celebrity styles at every length.

Pixie Cut

It’s very rare to see a celebrity slay a pixie haircut on the red carpet, which is exactly why we are so obsessed with Kerry Washington’s pixie length style. While short hair is not often thought of as showstopping, Washington made her mane the center of attention by bedazzling her strands with a jeweled tassel headpiece.

Washington’s stylist Takisha Sturdivant-Drew, a Matrix brand ambassador, explained she wanted to create a style to complement the star’s light and airy gown.

“From the moment I saw Kerry’s Tory Burch couture dress, I felt the look of the dress was ethereal, cloud-like...negativity is noise,” Sturdivant-Drew says. “So I decided that her hair should be in a really short pixie smooth cut wet look with bangs.”

If you can’t get enough of Washington’s pink carpet look, continue reading for everything you need to know to recreate the look yourself.

How To Recreate Kerry Washington’s Pink Carpet Look

For this look, you want to start with freshly washed and conditioned, damp hair. Begin by applying a generous amount of the Matrix Total Results Keep Me Vivid Velvetizer throughout your damp hair to help protect your strands from heat damage and set your hair into a modern smooth look. Then, use a round brush and a blow dryer to mold the hair into your desired shape and lay your strands in place. Washington’s stylist recommends the ghd Ceramic Vented Radial Brush Size One and the ghd Air Festival Collection Hair Dryer.

Next, apply another small dollop of the Keep Me Vivid Velvetizer to your strands to give them a smooth and shiny look. For a final touch, brush your hair down with a nylon hair brush (the stylist used ghd’s Oval Dressing Brush) and lock your look in place with the Matrix Style Link Texture Builder Finishing Spray.

Lob Hair

If you have the ever on-trend lob cut, you know just how versatile this length is. You can wear your hair up, down, curly, straight—they’ll all look fantastic. Having options is nice but with too many, it can be hard to choose what hairstyle to wear to your next big event. If you’re unsure which hairstyle will make a statement next time you have a pink carpet worthy moment, look to Katie Holmes and Emma Stone for all of your lob hair length inspiration needs.

Holmes hit the pink carpet in a stunning structured gown, complete with feathery wings. To complement her over-the-top gown, her stylist DJ Quintero, a Matrix brand ambassador, crafted an elegant wavy chignon. Below, we’ve broken down everything you need to know about how to create this stunning chignon.

How To Recreate Katie Holmes Pink Carpet Look

To begin, mix together a couple of pumps of the Biolage Blowdry Glotion and the Biolage Hydra Foaming Styler and apply the mixture to your clean, damp hair. Set your hair in rollers and sit under a hooded dryer for 40 minutes. Once the 40 minutes are up, allow your hair to remain in the rollers until your strands completely cool.

Remove the rollers, brush out your curls, and spray the Biolage All-In-One Coconut Infusion Multi-Benefit Spray throughout your mane to help tame frizz, flyaways, and add shine. Next, pull your hair back and secure it into a small chignon using a hair bungee. Lastly, spray Biolage Freeze Fix Hairspray all over your hair to hold your look in place all night.

If updos aren’t your thing, we’ve got the style just for you: side swept beachy texture. Our favorite thing about Stone’s pink carpet hairstyle is that it looks just as glamorous at fashion’s biggest night of the year as it does dancing on tables during girls night with your besties. Matrix brand ambassador and celebrity stylist Mara Roszak, helped Stone embrace her natural texture and channel her inner ‘80s babe with this beachy look.

“Emma wore a gorgeous custom Louis Vuitton jumpsuit that felt like an 80’s dream,” Roszak says. “I wanted to create a side swept textured style accentuating her natural waves.”

Follow the instructions below to recreate this quick and easy textured style.

How To Recreate Emma Stone’s Pink Carpet Look

Beginning with damp hair, apply the Biolage Airdry Glotion throughout your mane and diffuse your strands until they’re dry. Use a ¾ curling iron to add even more texture to your mane by waving random sections of your hair to help touch up your natural curls and create a natural bend. Once you have pink carpet worthy strands, lock your look in place with the Biolage Styling Thermal Active Spray.

Long Hair 

It’s no secret that down-to-there hair oozes over-the-top opulence and glamour, which is exactly what Halsey was going for when she hit in the pink carpet in her superhero inspired ensemble. Matrix brand ambassador Florido helped Halsey channel her inner superpowers with a crimped style any heroine would envy.

“Halsey’s hair was crimped to channel old school Wonder Woman,” he says.

If you want to upgrade your princess-length locks with some ‘80s inspired texture, you can’t go wrong with this crimped hairstyle.

How To Recreate Halsey’s Pink Carpet Look

To begin, apply the Matrix Total Results Keep Me Vivid Velvetizer to your freshly washed and conditioned damp hair, to help smooth your strands and protect your hair from heat. Spray Matrix Total Results High Amplify Wonder Boost Root Lifter at your roots to create extra lift and volume. Then, use a bristle brush to blow dry your hair straight. The stylist recommends using a Nick Stenson Curious brush.

Once your hair is straight, use a crimping hot tool to create an all-over crimped texture. For a finishing touch, use the Matrix Total Results High Amplify Proforma Firm Hold Hairspray to lock your look in place and keep it sleek and smooth all night long.

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