Screenshot 2015-05-05 at 9.53.54 PMThis year’s Met Gala had some very interesting hair style looks, all of which I would absolutely rock. (There’s me, above, trying a high pony tail a la Beyonce). While there was a lot of pomp at this year’s fundraiser, not every single one of these styles requires a bevy of stylists to perfect. Some of these looks are absolutely achievable with a set of hair styling tools, some serious hair spray and YouTube.

1. Beyonce’s Mega Ponytail

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04:  Beyonce attends the "China: Through The Looking Glass" Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/FilmMagic)                                      (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/FilmMagic)

I’ve always been a fan of the high ponytail (I’m a child of the 80s). Leave it to Beyone to pull off a pretty intense look. She, as always, looked amazing — her super high, wavy pony tail wins. While some of us might need a thickening extension, there are ways to achieve this crazy, fun look:


Here’s another look:


2. Jennifer Lawrence’s Sexy Messy Bun

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Some people thought J-Law’s Met Gala (and her dress) looked thrown together, but I am a huge, giddy, unapologetic fan of this woman, her dress and her messy top bun / top knot. I think this sort of style could easily be everyone’s go-to hairstyle, especially with a bold lip color like hers. The messy top bun isn’t always the easiest thing to do, though, despite it’s deceptively simple look. So here’s how you’ll want to achieve it:


Here’s another:


3. Chrissy Teigen’s Voluptuous Retro Curls 

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This 1970s-inspired tutorial seems to nail the big, wavy, beach-waves look. Just pin one side back and add a flower! I find that teasing the hair at the roots before the hair styling process — in addition to use a texturizing spray — really helps as well. 
For a much more subtle look (aka more 1940s and less voluminous), take a peek:
Stay tuned for photos of my iteration of these three looks!