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Monday 6th May saw the Met Gala ball take place in New York, where of course ghd were on hand to create some of the best looks on the night. See the full report below:

Ashley Graham by celebrity hairstylist and ghd Brand Ambassador, Justine Marjan

We were inspired by the 70s and wanted something that felt masculine in the front to go with her androgynous suit, but also was over-the-top in the back. – Justine Marjan

Tips & Technique
  1. Prep damp hair with a smooth serum and then blow-dry with the ghd air festival collection hairdryer.
  2. Smooth roots with the ghd platinum+ festival collection styler and then section out the front fringe and clip away.
  3. Gather hair at the back of the head by applying an extra hold gel to the roots and brush through the hair.
  4. Attach hair extensions around the base of the ponytail and then smooth out the hair using the ghd platinum+ festival collection styler. Run an anti-frizz product through the ponytail to tame frizz.
  5. Next, create multiple ‘bubbles’ through the ponytail. Smooth out the hair using the ghd platinum+ festival collection styler after each ‘bubble’.
  6. Once the ponytail is set, unclip the front section and create a side parting with more gel and set it with snap clips.
  7. To set the look, spray extra hold hairspray throughout. As a final touch, add hair accessories all of the way down the ponytail, securing to each hair ‘bubble’.

Hero products

  • ghd air festival collection hairdryer (£99)
  • ghd platinum+ festival collection styler (£175)

 

Janelle Monae by celebrity hairstylist, Nikki Nelms

Ultimate art meets futuristic meets next-level creative. I wanted her hair to be something that followed suit - something that was over the top, but not overwhelming. – Nikki Nelms

Tips & Technique
  1. To start, I used the ghd air festival collection hairdryer to blow out her hair.
  2. Next I flat ironed the hair smooth using the ghd platinum+ festival collection styler.
  3. Then, I sprayed a weightless hair oil mist in my hand and made a sleek shiny ponytail.
  4. I added clip accessories that were attached with black wire and crystal eyes at the bottom to give the illusion of floating.
  5. To complete the look, I used a tail comb to comb over any flyaways.

Hero products

  • ghd air festival collection hairdryer (£99)
  • ghd platinum+ festival collection styler (£175)

 

Kerry Washington by celebrity hairstylist, Takisha Sturdivant

From the moment I saw Kerry’s Tory Burch couture dress, I felt the dress was ethereal so we decided on styling her hair in a short pixie cut wet look with bangs. - Takisha Sturdivant

Tips & Technique
  1. First, I applied a nice amount of leave-in product all throughout the hair, before styling into a modern, smooth look.
  2. I moulded her hair using the ghd ceramic-vented radial brush in size 1 and the ghd air festival collection hairdryer to lay her hair down into place and set it into a sleek, pixie style. By applying heat, I was able to keep the style in place while also preserving the ‘wet’ look.
  3. Then, I brushed the hair down by using the ghd oval dressing brush and finished the look by adding a headpiece.

Hero products

  • ghd ceramic vented radial brush in size 1 (£15)
  • ghd air festival collection hairdryer (£99)
  • ghd oval dressing brush (£20)

 

Lady Gaga by celebrity hairstylist, Frederic Aspiras

Inspired by one of Lady Gaga’s most iconic hair looks that truly stands out as a note of camp-style. I decided to deconstruct the Iconic bob and hair bow and give the bob a new rippled wave shape and make multiple mini hair bows throughout the hair. – Frederic Aspiras

Tips & Technique
  1. Apply smoothing foam to wet hair and blow-dry using the ghd air festival collection hairdryer and small round brush.
  2. Using the ghd platinum+ festival collection styler, create the very defined uniformed waves all around the hair. Use the rounded edges of the styler to curl under to get that rippled bubble effect.
  3. Apply gel to make mini hair bows throughout the crown of the head. Pin in place with bobby pins.
  4. Comb out and add smoothing oil. Finish with hairspray to hold in place.

Hero products

  • ghd air festival collection hairdryer(£99)
  • ghd platinum+ festival collection styler(£175)

 

Lizzo by celebrity hairstylist, Shelby Swain

We were inspired by Shirley MacLaine in ‘What a Way to Go!’ - Shelby Swain

Tips & Technique
  1. First use the ghd air festival collection hairdryer and ghd ceramic-vented radial brush in size 3 to blow-dry the hair smooth.
  2. Next, use the ghd platinum+ festival collection styler to smooth out the hair at the root and tame flyaways.
  3. Then, I curled the hair with the ghd curve soft curl tong and set the curls with pins to cool. Once cooled, I created the old Hollywood ‘s’ wave using my fingers and set them with pins to hold. After all of the curls were pinned in place, I sprayed them with extra hold hairspray.
  4. To complete the look, I brushed out the back of the hair with the ghd paddle brush to create that smooth shape and then pinned it all back.

Hero products

  • ghd air festival collection hairdryer (£99)
  • ghd ceramic vented radial brush in size 3 (£17.50)
  • ghd platinum+ festival collection styler (£175)
  • ghd curve soft curl tong (£120)
  • ghd paddle brush (£20)

 

Priyanka Chopra by celebrity hairstylist, Bok-Hee

Camp is about vanity. It’s outrageous and over-the-top. For Priyanka, we wanted to really go there, but make it more artsy. She has a great eye and a deep interest in the arts and art history so we looked at Louis XIV for reference because he is ‘campy’ but in a historical way. We also referenced Dior 2004. We wanted her to look like a Renaissance painting so it was really important to create a big shape for her hair with lots of texture. – Bok Hee

Tips & Technique
  1. Curl the hair using the small end of the ghd curve creative curl wand to get a small curl.
  2. Use the ghd narrow dressing brush to backcomb the hair to create a frizzy, full and light feathery hair texture.
  3. Using the ghd air festival collection hairdryer and a strong hairspray, spray the hair while blowing the hair into the desired shape to create the final look. Choose a shape that’s right for your face.

Hero products

  • ghd curve creative curl wand (£120)
  • ghd narrow dressing brush (£15)
  • ghd air festival collection hairdryer (£99)

 

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley by celebrity hairstylist, Christian Wood

As soon as I saw the stunning Oscar de la Renta feathered gown, I knew her hair had to embody old Hollywood, which to me is the ultimate era of camp. – Christian Wood

Tips & Technique
  1. Blow-dry the hair smooth with the ghd air festival collection hairdryer and a round brush to create a sleek, shiny base for a glamorous up-do.
  2. Once dry, curl hair with the ghd curve soft curl tong and let it cool. Follow by adding a sharp centre parting with a tail comb.
  3. Brush into a low ponytail, securing with elastic. Make sure to leave a one-inch thick section of the ponytail out before the next step.
  4. Secure the end of the ponytail with clear elastic, then roll under until you create a fan effect and secure with matte bobby pins.
  5. With the piece left out, cover the ponytail and pin underneath the chignon to hide.
  6. Finish by spraying hairspray onto a toothbrush and gliding all over the hair to remove flyaways.
  7. Finally, mist shine-spray over the hair to add an extra boost of glossiness.

Hero products

  • ghd air festival collection hairdryer (£99)
  • ghd curve soft curl tong (£120)

 

Sophie Turner by celebrity hairstylist, Christian Wood

As soon as I saw the amazing Louis Vuitton jumpsuit, I thought a wet, glitter look would work perfectly for the theme and pull the entire look together. I wanted it to have a futuristic fashion feel, while still being young and fresh. To me, glitter is the ultimate element when envisioning the camp theme. – Christian Wood

Tips & Technique
  1. Blow-dry wet hair with the ghd air festival collection hairdryer, tipping the head upside down to create volume and encourage a natural wave.
  2. Then, starting at the nape of the neck, add a loose wave with the ghd curve soft curl tong. Once close to the hairline, wave all the hair backwards.
  3. Next, apply hair oil to the hair to create a false, wet appearance.
  4. Comb all the hair back with the ghd detangling-comb to form a clean wave throughout the hair.
  5. Take the top of the hair and spray with hairspray and push into a quiff, securing with no mark clips to set into place.
  6. Finally, mix gel with silver and clear glitter to create a paste, and use a small make-up brush to paint into the hair.
  7. To finish and set the look, spray again with hairspray.

Hero products

  • ghd air festival collection hairdryer (£99)
  • ghd curve soft curl tong (£120)
  • ghd detangling comb (£15)

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