The Met Gala is most notably known as a star-studded evening filled with glitterati and paparazzi honoring a designer of choosing, and this year’s honoree was Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcon. As daring as the fashion choices were (as to be expected with such an eponymous designer), we saw everything from peacock-adorned dresses to wearable forms of art such Rihanna’s sculptural, multi-layered gown. With such an outlandish and exaggerated theme, it would only be expected that hair and makeup would be be competing to be outrageous and forthright as well.
With texture trending, there were a surprising amount of slicked center-part bobs, which were a nice breath of fresh air. Selena Gomez, Kim Kardashian and Bella Hadid were those who opted for the classic style, while others such as Rose Byrne and Gigi Hadid took a more tousled approach paying homage to natural textures.
Even more daring, was Zendaya Coleman who stepped out in more of an editorial-inspired shoulder grazing, three-dimensional texturized look.
Gearing up to more jaw-dropping looks were those such as Kate Hudson, who donned a silver-bleached exaggerated top knot and even more daring was Cara Delevingne with what seemed to be a silver-painted, bedazzled freshly painted buzzed head.
And the most Avant-Garde of them all? Katy Perry, who ditched the hair-scene overall by covering her locks with a red voluminous veil.
So might you ask yourself our favorites over here at Style Noted Towers? Lets start with Lily Collins’ blunt, dark brown bob and Rihanna’s piece-y top knot with textured bangs. We also were a big fan of J-Lo’s flowing locks that made us reminisce of repunzel.
So I recently read an article on a favorite beauty publication of mine that claimed that tousled waves, the summer’s go-to look for both the cat walk and my personal lazy weekends is dead. Per the stylists in the article, sleek and minimalist hair is what will be trending. But I’m going to have to disagree, on a professional and a personal level. Because, hello, the whole I-woke-up-like-this beauty look (which includes tousled strands) isn’t going anywhere, and even Kim Kardashian has given up on contouring. And what could be more minimalist then wearing your natural texture or easy waves? So don’t go tossing your texture spray out yet ladies. Tousled tendrils are here to stay, and in case you need to reinforce yours, click through to the notes to learn what products are essential to your look. –– Michelle Rotbart
It appears Kim Kardashian has once again broken the internet this week, by revealing on her website that she only shampoos her hair twice a week. Kim went on to write ”keeping your hair shiny and soft in the winter can be difficult! I only shampoo it twice a week to prevent it from drying out.” Who would have thought she was so low maintenance? Mrs. Kardashian-West does have a good point though, over cleansing can cause dryness especially in this weather. Now that the winter months are actually here, it’s important to protect your hair from damage that this season can cause. For tips and tricks o keep your hair healthy and gorgeous till spring and beyond, click through. –– Michelle Rotbart Click for StyleNotes →
Boxer braids are a hybrid of pigtails, french braids, and cornrows, and they carry a bit of the energy of each of these styles. They’re athletic, girlish, and classic. Kim has adopted the look as her post-baby go to—she’s literally worn it every day since giving birth—and surprisingly it never seems out of place. When dressing up she pins the ends into a bun while on casual days she lets the braids hang loose. Both ways, the style is winner. Learn to create it in the notes. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →