Team HJ Discusses The Hottest Hair Looks From The Met Gala 2023

Published 02nd May 2023 by Josie Jackson
The Met Gala is arguably the biggest fashion event of the year, with the crème de la crème of design, television, film, music, sports and more all gathering to raise funds for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York City. Organised by Vogue and Anna Wintour, each year brings a new theme to inspire the stars; this year's was ‘Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty’, to honour the late fashion designer, who was a regular attendee of the event. While the outfits are a large talking point, a good look is nothing without great hair. Keep reading to check out Team HJ's favourite hair looks from the 2023 Met Gala.

Charlotte, Editor - Whitney Peak

Whitney Peak's high-shine, finger waves were chef's kiss! Created by NAEEMAH LAFOND, the hair look was the right side of vintage glamour (ie. not fancy dress) and off set the actor's 20s-inspired gown. You can see the style in action here. Met Gala 2023 hair

Sian, Deputy Editor - Ariana DeBose

When it comes to hair, Araxi Lindsey did the thing for Ariana DeBose at this year’s Met Gala. I love this show-stopping look, which Araxi says was inspired by ‘Cultural Greatness’. The white ombre cornrow braids were a unique take on this year’s theme, and it was great to see monochrome celebrated through the medium of hair. I also love the nod to Ariana’s heritage with the iconic Josephine Baker finger waves. Met Gala hair 2023

Josie, Editorial Assistant - Quannah Chasinghorse

Model and Activist Quannah Chasinghorse stood out in a sea of black and white while wearing an intricate pink Prabal Gurung gown. However, while her dress was sure to garner attention, the model’s trademark long locks stole the show. Global Brand Ambassador for Paul Mitchell, her hair was styled by Paul Mitchell Artistic Director Paula Peralta. Featuring a deep side parting with soft waves, the look was completed with the addition of two face-framing braids and carefully placed Indigenous feathers. I love that Quannah's Met Gala look stayed true to her style - and the shine on her hair was second to none.

hairstyles form the met gala 2023 Speaking of the crème de la crème, you can check out the finalists of the British Hairdressing and Business Awards 2023 here. 
Josie Jackson

Josie Jackson

Published 02nd May 2023

Josie supports the team with content for the print magazine, website and social media channels at HJ. Having grown up in a salon environment (thanks to her hairdresser mum) and even working as a Saturday girl before getting her degree in English Literature, Josie feels right at home in the industry. Although she’s experimented with a few creative colour looks in the past, she always comes back to blonde, and loves all things hydrating and bond building.

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