On Monday, May 7th, celebrities and fashion designers flocked to the red carpet. The theme for this year’s soiree was “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” and stars did not disappoint. From dresses modeled after stained glass church windows to a papal headpiece, attendees absolutely slayed the theme. However, no one did it better than Jennifer Lopez.
Lopez all but stopped time when she arrived in a floor-length, jewel-encrusted gown featuring a feathered tail and sexy leg slit. Lopez’s breathtaking gown featuring a large jeweled crucifix paid homage to the theme of the night, but her outfit wasn’t the only nod to the motif. Lorenzo Martin, Matrix brand ambassador and celebrity stylist, had the honor of doing Lopez’s hair for the extravagant event and says the gala’s theme directly inspired her hairstyle.
“The Met Gala theme is ‘Heavenly Bodies.’ So in keeping with that theme we decided to give Jennifer's hair ‘Heavenly Body’ using Matrix,” Martin says.
Lopez is known for her over-the-top glamorous fashion and beauty looks, but Martin and Lopez settled on a more subtle style for this event. The stylist paired Lopez’s gown with a simple wet look. While the style may seem like a bit of a departure from the looks we’re used to seeing on the star Lopez is, as usual, right on trend.
Wet looks have dominated runways and red carpets of late because they manage to look incredibly chic without drawing attention away from the wearers beautiful face or stunning clothing.
Looking to recreate Lopez’s heavenly look for yourself? Follow these simple steps.
If your hair is lightened like Lopez’s, you’ll need to prep your strands with the Matrix Total Results 3-Step System: Matrix Total Results Re-Bond Shampoo, Pre-Conditioner, and Conditioner. The system can help to repair internal strength after the damage from lightening services. Prepping your strands will help to ensure your hair looks as healthy as possible.
You don’t need to use the Re-Bond system if your hair is not colored. Instead, we recommend Matrix Biolage R.A.W. Nourish Shampoo and Conditioner. The system intensely conditions hair for healthy-looking, soft, shiny, touchable strands.
While your hair is still damp, work Matrix Style Link Volume Builder Mousse through your hair from roots to end. The mousse will help to create lightweight volume without crunch. Then, blow dry your hair until it is dry and follow with a flat iron for an ultra sleek look.
Use a comb to create a deep side part on the left or right side of your head and tuck your hair behind both of your ears. Gently work Matrix Style Link Super Fixer Strong Hold Hair Gel throughout your hair to create the to create a shiny, wet effect. Set your look with Matrix Style Link Fixer Finishing Hair Spray for lasting hold and shine with an ultra-dry finish. Your hair will look fabulous all night long!