Top Met Gala 2024 Hairstyles To Obsess Over

Written by Lopa KMay 07, 2024
Top Met Gala 2024 Hairstyles to Obsess Over

Fashion’s biggest night is finally upon us. Met Gala 2024 finally took place on May 6, and every fashion enthusiast came out of the woodwork to ooh and aah and throw a little shade at the celebs who walked the floral red carpet.  

Of course, our Indian celebrities turned out for the occasion from Alia Bhatt stunning in a Sabyasachi saree while fashion entrepreneur Mona Patel went viral for her moving butterflies dress. Well, we are going to look at one of the most important details that can make or break a Met Gala outfit – hairstyles for girls. 

Met Gala 2024 Theme 

The 2024 Met Gala theme for the red carpet is Garden of Time based on a dystopian short story of the same name which has a count plucking every blooming flower to reverse time. So, dark-twisted fantasy with weathered flowers is what we expected from everyone. Meanwhile, the actual exhibition is on Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion. So, of course, we had celebrities dressed in florals, worn-out apocalyptic elements and delicate pieces that are fragile yet evergreen. 

4 Best 2024 Met Gala Hairstyles for Girls 

Hairstyles for girls are as important as facial hair for men. We doubt Blake Lively’s iconic Statue of Liberty dress would have had the same impact had she not worn the crown to pull off the statue’s vibe. Meanwhile, the behind-the-scenes footage of Kylie Jenner trying out her gorgeous Versace mesh outfit with black hair proves that the platinum wig she ended up wearing for the 2017 Met Gala was a fail. 

So, we are going to look at the best hairstyles for girls that made the red carpet of Met Gala 2024. And since we are feeling a little generous, we are also going to drop some trade secrets and tips on how to recreate them! 


1. Alia Bhatt

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The Sabyasachi hand-embroidered saree ticks all the checkboxes from florals and tradition to modernity and innovation. And hairstylist Amit Thakur ran with the theme with a timeless updo that looks regal, inspired by Renaissance paintings. For that touch of modernity for Alia Bhatt, Met Gala’s theme is also an exploration of time, remember, say hello to the textured and unpolished finish of the whole hairdo. 

#BBTip: Get your hands on the TRESemme Keratin Smooth Heat Protect Spray to prep your hair as it also doubles up as a hair spray. Next, start curling your hair into loose waves before pulling it all up into a messy bun. Pull out a few strands in the front to frame your face for that romantic look. Of course, a bejewelled hairband or tiara is optional but it doesn’t hurt to look your prettiest! 


2. Mona Patel

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If the fashion world did not know who Mona Patel is, they definitely do now as she instantly went viral on Monday night. After a slew of uninspiring 2024 Met Gala looks that barely matched the Met Gala theme, the Indian fashion entrepreneur turned heads for her Iris van Herpen piece which has mechanical butterflies that, yes, actually move! To keep all eyes on the masterpiece that is the dress, Mona has one of the most sleek hairstyles for girls which can be easily recreated. Hairstylist Chris Martin uses hair oil to get that finesse but you can easily do it with a serum. 

#BBTip: The TRESemmé Gloss Ultimate Hair Serum uses nourishing oils to give your hair a glossy shine without making your hair actually oily. Perfect for getting that polished and sophisticated bun that Mona is rocking. Just take a few drops and apply all over your hair. Then comb up your hair and wrap it into a bun. Use pins to pin down any spiky tail ends for a neat bun. 


3. Emma Chamberlain

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Ever since Emma Chamberlain became a fixture on the red carpet, she has made sure to always stay on theme with her Met Gala outfits and this year has been no different. She channelled her inner goth girly but made it high fashion with a sepia-toned, lacey Jean Paul Gaultier number. To complement the sheer outfit, she turned up with a chic updo with two front-framing strands. 

#BBTip: Emma’s hairstyle is perfect if you are tired of the same old buns. And it isn’t even that difficult. Make a high ponytail and then twist it around the base for the twisted bun. Next, pull out two thin strands from the front. Place them loosely behind your ear and pin them with bobby pins. If the strands look dry or messy, just smoothen them out with a drop of hair serum. 


4. Zendaya

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Co-chair Zendaya had to pull out all the stops as she returned to the MET carpet after a 4-year hiatus. And with every appearance being a serve, she couldn’t very well disappoint. And that she didn’t as she had 2 Met Gala looks in store for us designed by John Galliano. Well, she arrived in a custom Maison Margiela to rival the Hunger Games Capitol fashion! Said to be a blend of 19th-century and modern trends, her electric gown was paired with dark makeup to rival Marlene Dietrich and other silver screen stars. She paired it with a veiled and feathered hat for the dramatic aura.  

#BBTip: This is a simple hairstyle for girls to opt for while still adding a touch of glamour to the whole look. All you need to do is curl a few strands of your hair on the sides and pull up the rest into a flat bun. You don’t need a dramatic hat like Zendaya as you can also go for a beanie, beret or even a bucket hat! 


FAQs on Met Gala 2024

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Q1. How to get JLO’s 2024 Met Gala messy bun? 

Co-chair Jennifer Lopez used Tresemmé’s serum and hairspray to get that messy look while still adding volume and texture to her bun. You can use the Indian variants like the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Serum and TRESemme Keratin Smooth Heat Protect Spray which actually protects your hair from the curler while also doubling up as hair spray. Next, curl your hair and then pull it into a high ponytail. Tease the back of the ponytail and loop it around. Pin it with several pins and you’re good to go! 

Q2. Is Tyla wearing sand at the Met Gala 2024? 

Tyla’s Balmain dress uses the idea of sculpting with sand so that it is timeless yet constrained to time. A mould was made of Tyla’s body to create a corseted structure made of sand and crystal studs. As for the train, it is made of organza. 

Q3. What are the hair trends at Met Gala 2024? 

With the theme being dystopic and floral, a lot of the celebrities went for a messy, casual and understated look. We saw the likes of Kim Kardashian, Elle Fanning, Simone Ashley and Dua Lipa with their hair open with slight waves. Meanwhile, the updos were pretty casual as well such as that of JLO, Zendaya, Ashley Graham and Teyana Taylor.  

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