Wearing Bling Hair: IRL Red Carpet Trend

If you've been keeping up with us on TikTok, you've probably seen our take on Saweetie's stunning Met Gala hairstyle. She stole the show in a Christian Cowan dress adorned with nearly 10 million crystals, each one meticulously hand-sewn onto the fabric. But Saweetie wasn't the only one dazzling with a bedazzled mane; hair jewelry lit up the 2021 Met Gala red carpet, from pearl-encrusted hair to diamond-studded ponytails.

Celebrities like Gigi Hadid, Alicia Keys, and Rita Ora showed us how to rock hair bling with style and sophistication. Now, it's our turn to inspire you with this glamorous trend. Picture yourself adorned with sparkling hair jewelry at a winter wedding, an NYE bash, or capturing timeless family holiday photos—talk about making a statement!

We understand that recreating a red carpet look might feel overwhelming, but fear not! We've got your back with a step-by-step guide to DIY these dazzling hairstyles right at home. From application to removal, we'll walk you through every detail, ensuring you shine bright like a diamond. Hair jewelry is a trend you can't afford to miss, so let's dive in and discover how you can rock it IRL.

Keep scrolling to uncover tutorials for each stunning look and find the perfect occasion to flaunt your blinged-out hair this holiday season. Whether you're attending a glamorous soirée or capturing cherished memories with loved ones, bling hair is sure to elevate your style and leave a lasting impression.

Alicia Keys’ Sparkly Slicked Back Look

Alicia Keys' hairstyle at the Met Gala was the epitome of modern elegance, elevated with a touch of glamour—diamonds, to be exact. Her sleek, slicked-back low bun adorned with hair diamonds exuded sophistication and style, making it the perfect inspiration for trendy brides in 2021. If you're searching for a unique, statement-making bridal look, look no further. Here's how to achieve Alicia's stunning hairstyle:

Step 1:

Begin with a clean middle part and gather your hair into a low bun. Alicia opted for a braided bun, but feel free to style your bun according to your preference. For added volume, consider using Luxy Hair clip-in bun extensions.

Style Tip: Experiment with different bun styles to find the perfect look for you.

Step 2:

Prepare some lash glue on the back of your hand. Using tweezers, carefully dip each crystal into the glue and securely place them onto your head.

Step 3:

Create straight lines of crystals parallel to your middle part to achieve Alicia's signature look. This step requires patience and precision, so don't hesitate to enlist the help of a hairstylist or a trusted friend, sister, or mom.

Pro Tip: Take your time and ensure each crystal is placed with care to achieve the desired symmetrical effect.

With dedication and attention to detail, you can rock Alicia Keys' red carpet-worthy hairstyle on your big day. Embrace the elegance and sparkle of hair diamonds, and make a statement that's uniquely you. Whether you're walking down the aisle or dancing the night away, this stunning bridal look is sure to turn heads and leave a lasting impression.

Gigi Hadid’s High Pony Prada Moment

Gigi Hadid's red carpet look at the Met Gala was a stunning ode to old Hollywood glamour, complete with a chic ponytail, a bedazzled Prada clip, and dreamy blue eyeshadow. If you're a fan of timeless elegance, then this hairstyle is perfect for you. Here's how to recreate Gigi's glamorous look:

Step 1:

Start by blow-drying your hair until it achieves a bouncy, sleek texture.

Step 2:

Using a boar bristle brush and a small amount of hair pomade, gather all your hair into a high ponytail. The boar bristle brush and pomade combination will help to keep your hair sleek and tame any flyaways.

Style Tip: For an extra pop, use a Luxy Hair Gravity Defying hair tie to secure your ponytail.

Step 3:

To add volume and length, incorporate a ponytail extension into your high ponytail. Then, gently curl the ends of the ponytail for that classic old Hollywood glam feel.

Step 4:

Finish off the look by adding your favorite bedazzled hair clip to the base of the ponytail. And voila! You've achieved a hairstyle that exudes the perfect classy girl vibe.

With these simple steps, you can recreate Gigi Hadid's timeless red carpet hairstyle and channel old Hollywood glamour with a modern twist. Whether you're attending a formal event or simply want to elevate your everyday look, this hairstyle is sure to make you feel like a star.

Taylor Hill’s Minimal Headpiece

If you're a fan of clean, minimalistic looks, then Taylor Hill's Met Gala hairstyle is one for the books. She centered her accessorizing around a delicate headpiece paired with diamond earrings, creating a statement look that's both elegant and edgy. Perfect for a rehearsal dinner or engagement photos, this hairstyle is ideal for the modern bride looking to step outside the norm. Here's how you can achieve Taylor's chic look:

Step 1:

Begin by sectioning out a large piece of hair at the top of your head. To ensure precision, use the highest points of your eyebrows as guides for the beginning of these sections, then continue down.

Style Tip: For a clean look, make sure the sections are distinct and clear.

Step 2:

Comb the large section of hair back to create two distinct hair parts on either side. These parts will serve as the placement for your hair jewelry.

Step 3:

Once the sections are created, gather all your hair and twist it into a sleek bun. Secure the bun with thin invisible elastics and hair pins at the nape of your neck.

Step 4:

Add your chosen hair jewelry to cover the two hair parts you created. This will elevate the look and add a touch of sophistication.

And there you have it! With just a few simple steps, you can recreate Taylor Hill's stylish hairstyle and exude effortless elegance. Whether you pair it with a slip dress or a structured pantsuit, this trendy 'do will have you feeling chic and fashionable for days to come.

Sweeties Sparkle in Focus

Saweetie's Met Gala dress was adorned with over a million crystals, setting the stage for her equally dazzling hairstyle. Her look focused on keeping the sparkle front and center, and we're absolutely here for it. That's why we've created this easy hair tutorial so you can rock this style too. The slicked-back hair and crystals work together to achieve a clean, non-messy look. Here's how to do it:

Step 1:

Begin by creating a deep side part in your hair, then clip the rest of your hair back and away from your face.

Step 2:

To create a solid base for the crystals, brush your hair back using a boar bristle brush and secure it in place with a bit of pomade.

Step 3:

Now, it's time to add the crystals. Use tweezers to carefully pick up your chosen hair jewelry or crystals, dip them into lash glue, and place them onto your hair. Space them out evenly throughout your mane to create a subtle yet sparkly pattern.

Style Tip: Since this part of the process requires time and concentration, consider curling the rest of your hair with velcro rollers while you work. Once you're done with the crystals, simply remove the rollers for effortlessly glamorous curls. It's a win-win situation!

With these simple steps, you can achieve Saweetie's stunning hairstyle and shine bright like a diamond at any event. Whether you're attending a formal affair or simply want to add some sparkle to your everyday look, this style is sure to turn heads and make you feel like a star.

Precious Lee

Let's give credit where it's due: Precious Lee's 2021 Met Gala look was youthful, fresh, and undeniably stylish. This wasn't your average high ponytail, and everyone took notice. If you're eager to spice up your ponytail for the holiday season, consider this your sign. Here's how you can recreate her stunning look:

Step 1:

Start by flipping your hair upside down and create multiple French braids, beginning at the nape of your neck and working your way up to the top of your head.

Step 2:

Work from the center outwards, braiding on both sides for a balanced look.

Step 3:

Once all the braids are complete, gather all your loose hair and secure it into a ponytail. If you desire extra length and volume, consider adding a ponytail extension.

Step 4:

Using lash glue, carefully add strings of crystals to each braided section, starting from the bottom and working your way up to the top.

How chic is that? The beauty of this hairstyle lies in its versatility. Depending on how much bling you desire, you can tailor it to fit your personal style. So don't hesitate to experiment and make it your own. With a touch of creativity, you'll be rocking a head-turning ponytail that's perfect for any festive occasion.

How to remove hair crystals

We're all about guiding you through every step, especially when it comes to removing hair jewelry or crystals without causing damage to your natural hair. It may seem daunting, but with patience and these simple tricks, you can safely remove any crystals glued onto your hair without risking breakage.

Step 1: Be Gentle

First and foremost, avoid pulling, tugging, or forcefully trying to remove the crystals. Doing so can cause unnecessary damage to your hair strands.

Step 2: Use a Deep Conditioner

To remove the stick-on pieces properly, apply a deep conditioner to the crystal-encrusted section of your hair. Leave it on for 3-6 minutes, allowing the conditioner to soften the lash glue and loosen the crystals.

Step 3: Apply Shampoo

Once the crystals have begun to move and fall off, thoroughly shampoo your hair to remove any remaining glue residue.

Whether you're preparing for a winter wedding, a Halloween party, or an Instagram photoshoot with your BFF, hair jewelry is the perfect accessory for the chilly season. Whether you prefer a small and simple look like Gigi Hadid's or a bold statement like Alicia Keys', there's an option out there for everyone. So embrace the sparkle and shine this season with confidence!

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