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Dyson x Met Gala: Inside the Making of the Year’s Most Memorable Hair Moments

As usual, the first Monday in May means that the biggest and brightest names in Hollywood descend to New York City for the MET Gala.

The official Costume Institute exhibition on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion,” but the dress code and general theme of the Met Gala was the “Garden of Time.”

This year, Dyson collaborated with a dream team of seven hairstylists to create fashion forward-styles that stood out on the red carpet. Here are some of the looks, and how to recreate them at home:

Harris Reed by Peter Burkill

Inspiration: “Drawing inspiration from the enchanting beauty of Pre-Raphaelite art, we meticulously crafted a hairstyle embodying a lived-in charm, highlighting Harris Reed’s long, eroded copper locks gracefully cascading down his back. Achieving this mesmerising look involved sculpting intricate braids and delicate water waves, evoking the romantic allure of the era. To complement this hairstyle, Harris wore a custom piece, taking inspiration from his latest collection, ‘Shadow Dance,’ where archive wallpaper was revitalised, stripped back to silk, and repurposed on to garments, symbolising the reawakening of beauty in line with the theme for this year’s Met Gala


  1. To begin our MET look, I opted for the Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer using the gentle air attachment to dry Harris’ hair, which was recently fitted with custom 30-inch copper extensions.
  2. As the hair reached the 75% dry mark, I switched to the Dyson Airwrap™ multi-styler, using the soft smoothing brush and round volumising brush attachments to finish the drying process and add body to the hair.
  3. Following this, I carefully braided selected sections of hair and set the Dyson Corrale™ straightener to 185 degrees, gently applying tension over the braids, coaxing out texture and locking it in for longevity with no extreme heat.
  4. After allowing the braids to cool, I carefully unravelled them, revealing the intricate patterns they had formed. With the Dyson Corrale™ in hand, I then rocked back and forth on the hair, crafting water waves, particularly focusing on framing the face.
  5. To add the finishing touches, I switched to the Coanda smoothing dryer attachment on the Dyson Airwrap™ to smooth away any flyaways and achieve a refined look, bringing this Renaissance-inspired vision to life.

Zendaya styled by Ursela Stephen

Inspiration: Subtle Beauty, very delicate, very confident  


  1. Once the hair is shampooed, add the Living Proof Triple Bond Complex.
  2. Blow dry the hair using the Dyson Supersonic r™ Professional Hairdryer at high heat and high air flow settings.
  3. Once the hair is dry add Living Proof’s 5-in-1 Styling Treatment. 
  4. Gather the hair into a sleek, low bun and secure with a hair tie, twist and pin the hair into a beautiful shape (I channeled a callalily).
  5. Next, fuss up the top layer of hair separating from the rest of the hair. 
  6. Using the Dyson Corrale™ hair styler straightener at low heat settings, curl flyaways to create an angelic finish. 
  7. Tease and shape these pieces to suit – Hold in place with the Living Proof Flex Hairspray. 

Jodie Turner Smith styled by Ursela Stephen


  1. Ursula started with clean dry molded hair, using the Dyson Supersonic r™ Professional Hairdryer on high heat and air flow settings 
  2. She added in some sneaky little pieces of extensions to build a tiny Mohawk at the back and cool tendrils around the face. 
  3. She then razor cut the hair.
  4. Then, she used the Dyson Corrale™ hair styler straightener at medium heat settings and curled the hair in different directions. 
  5. Lastly, she added a few drops of the Living Proof Smooth Styling Serum. 
  6. Using her fingers and the Living Proof Flex Hairspray, she shaped and styled the hair around the face.   

Karlie Kloss styled by Dyson Global Styling Ambassador, Irinel De Leon

Inspiration: “We wanted to keep the hair a little more on the simple side because of the intricate detail in the dress. The dress is embellished with Swarovski crystals throughout with flowers draping down the length of the dress; therefore we wanted the hair to feel soft, whimsical yet polished. The low chignon with wispy pieces around the face and ears, add a bit of softness to the look.” 


  1. Prep damp hair with the Living Proof Thickening Blow-Dry Cream for added thickness with a hint of conditioning for natural, long-lasting body and fullness from mid-lengths to ends. 
  2. On the roots, prep damp hair using the Living Proof Full Volume & Root-Lifting Spray. Add a few pumps throughout the scalp for all day volume and heat protection. 
  3. Begin by sectioning the hair and blow drying using the Dyson Supersonic r™ Professional Hairdryer with the Pro Concentrator Attachment on high airflow and heat setting. 
  4. Once hair is dry, use The Hair Shop 7-piece 18” Clip In Extensions in the color #3 and #4 to clip into the hair in sections; tease small sections where the clips will be placed and spray the teased section with the Living Proof Style Lab® Flex Hairspray and attach clip-ins. I like to mix the colors since Karlie has some natural dimension in her hair. 
  5. Follow by cutting The Hair Shop extensions to the desired length using a razor or shears. 
  6. Prep the dry hair with the Living Proof Style Lab® Flex Hairspray then using the Dyson Corrale™ hair styler straightener at 410 degrees, add some minimal blowout-like bends in the hair, keeping the wrist a little bent, to add some tension and body to the hair. 
  7. Set each section into Velcro rollers to cool down. 
  8. Using the Dyson Supersonic r™ Professional Hairdryer with the diffuser attachment on high airflow and cool setting, diffuse the Velcro rollers on cool until hair has cooled down completely. 
  9. Remove rollers and spray the hair with the Living Proof Full Dry Volume & Texture Spray for a lived in and full look. 
  10. Create a middle part and rake the hair back into a low ponytail and secure with an elastic. 
  11. Follow by creating a chignon and securing with velvet French hair pins. 
  12. Finish by spraying the hair with the Living Proof Flex Hairspray to finish. 

Sabrina Carpenter by Scott King


  1. First I started out with a voluminous blowout using the Dyson Supersonic r™ Professional Hairdryer at high heat and high air flow settings using the precision air concentrator attachment. 
  2. For Sabrina’s fluffy bangs, we used the Dyson Airwrap™Multi-styler high heat and high air flow with the Round Volumizing Brush attachment. 
  3. Next, I took small 1-2” sections and curled and set the hair using the Dyson Airwrap high heat and high air flow using the 1.2” barrel to create bouncy curls.  

Gracie Abrams by Bobby Eliot


  1. We started off with freshly washed, damp hair. I sprayed Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Heat/UV Protective Primer, all over to create a foundation for the look and allow for easy styling. Next, I layered Surf Spray all over section by section to add some chic texture.  
  2. Using the Dyson Supersonic r™ Professional Hairdryer at high heat and high air flow settings, I blow dried the hair concentrating on maximum root lift which this specific tool is amazing for. I then used the diffuser attachment and finished off drying the hair to enhance the natural wave.  
  3. Next, I applied a pea sized amount of Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Heat/UV Protective Primer all over for some extra hydration (avoiding the roots).  
  4. Using the Dyson Corrale™ hair styler straightener at low heat settings, I created an undone texture to the look.  
  5. Following the Dyson Corrale™ technique, I used one of my favorite products, the Bb.Thickening Dryspun Texture Spray, section by section to give the hair some gorgeous grit and airy texture to each strand. 
  6. Then, I pinned the hair up into a soft and whimsical shape and adjusted each piece to look undone but put together, just as I had envisioned.  
  7. Finally, I used Spray de Mode Hairspray all over to finish the look so it remains perfect throughout the whole night! 

Stella McCartney by Tina Outen


  1. First Stella’s hair was diffuse dried using the Dyson Supersonic r™ Professional Hairdryer at high heat and high air flow settings with the diffuser attachment to encourage root lift throughout  and partly dry the product. 
  2. Then, use the Pro Concentrator attachment was used to complete a strong smooth voluminous blow dry that was wound down on a round brush and pinned it to set. 
  3. Then, her hair was brushed out and lightly teased to increase the root strength and brushed back smooth in to a tight knot, leaving volume and texture on top which Stella increased by rubbing her hands over the surface of the well finished quality hair allowing an effortless finish. 
  4. The final touches of cleaning the hairline were achieved by using the flyaway attachment on the Dyson Supersonic r™ Professional Hairdryer at high heat and high air flow settings, using upwards motions, made easy by the new shape of the Dyson Supersonic r™ to allow a clean, smooth finish to the curve of Stella’s occipital. This created a polished, rich hairstyle that was lightly disheveled at the end. True to Stella‘s signature effortless chic style.