5 Iconic 2024 MET Gala Hairstyles We’re still not over

The 2024 MET Gala was a night of unparalleled fashion and stunning beauty, with celebrities gracing the red carpet in show-stopping ensembles and mesmerising hairstyles. While the gowns and accessories were undeniably breathtaking, it was the hairdos that truly stole the spotlight. Schwan Hair delves into the top five iconic hairstyles from the event that left us in awe and we're still buzzing about.

Taraji P. Henson’s Intricate Cherry Blossom Bejeweled Braided Crown

Description: An ethereal braided crown adorned with delicate cherry blossoms and custom Swarovski crystal flower pins.

Why It Stood Out: Tym Wallace mastered this hairstyle to the detail and presented a beautiful blend of intricate craftsmanship and ethereal, angelic beauty.

How to Get the Look: We recommend using two bundles of our Raw Cambodian Wavy Wefts a detailed braiding technique finishing off with crystal pins. If you want to preserve your edges or make it appear fuller, then use a frontal for your ponytail and use one bundle instead. 

Photo Credit: James Anthony 

Keke Palmer's Goddess Up-do:

Description: A sleek, gravity-defying up-do that combined an intricate wrapping technique in a tubular hoist.

Why It Stood Out: This hairstyle perfectly encapsulated the MET Gala's theme, pushing the boundaries of modern up-dos with an ancient Egyptian Cleopatra twist.

How to Get the Look: Use 2 bundles of our Raw Indian Straight Hair Wefts and recreate this iconic look with a tube prop. Make sure to use gel and soft bristle brush to slick back your hair and edges, lots of bobby pins and hair spray to securely wrap around the high ponytail.

Photo Credit: Angela Weiss

Lala Anthony’s Timeless Hollywood Wave Ponytail:

Description: Timeless, voluminous waves in a high ponytail that exuded old Hollywood glamour, inspired by sleeping beauty styled by Sincerly Rae

Why It Stood Out: These waves were the epitome of elegance and sophistication, proving that classic styles never go out of fashion.

How to Get the Look: We recommend a sleek high ponytail and feeding in a 16" double drawn Cambodian wavy bundle and finish it off with a cute bow tie.

Photo Credit: Gilbert Flores

Teyana Taylor’s Vibrant Colour Transformation

Description: A bold, unexpected platinum colour that complemented their half up half down messy bun ensemble perfectly.

Why It Stood Out: The vibrant hue was a showstopper, inspired by the burlesque show "Dirty Diana". However, with the creative rose draped corset dress we immediately got the "sleeping beauty" effect.

How to Get the Look: Dhairius Thomas' masterpiece was made out of pure raw Indian hair. It's unclear if he's bleached the hair himself, however our Raw Indian Hair extensions can also be bleached to #613. Choose only the best raw, authentic hair extensions to achieve this look. 

Photo Credit: John Shearer

Tyla’s Short Wet-Look Bob:

Description: A sharp, sleek "water" look lace frontal bob wig that framed her face perfectly.

Why It Stood Out: The simplicity and precision of this cut highlighted the celebrity’s features and brought a different edge, than her signature curls to the red carpet.

How to Get the Look: As Tyla is wearing a wig, we recommend a 13x4 or 13x6 inch Straight or Wavy Frontal if you already have short hair, such as our Raw Indian Straight 13x6" HD Frontal or our Raw Indian Wavy 13x6" Frontal. Both being HD Frontals it will ensure a seamless melt and undetectable finish. If you have long hair and you prefer to make a wig then simply get two 14" bundles, which are our shortest wefts, construct a wig and layer the bob to perfection.

Photo Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris


The 2024 MET Gala was a showcase of hair artistry at its finest. These five iconic hairstyles not only captured the beauty of these talented ladies, but also highlighted 2024's hair trend: Up-dos! Whether you're looking to recreate these styles or simply admire their creativity, these hairstyles will continue to inspire and influence for years to come. Which are your favs?