Yara Shahidi’s classic, bold hair made a voluminous statement pared with her elegant Chanel gown at Monday night’s Met Gala. Celebrity stylist, Nai’vasha Johnson, teamed up with John Frieda Hair to create Shahidi’s glamorous 60 inch ponytail with some “whimsical texture.”
Johnson began by separating clean, dry hair in quadrants and taming frizz with John Frieda Frizz Ease Curl Reviver Mousse. Thoroughly distributing the product through with a paddle brush, she then sectioned hair into three triangles and applied John Frieda Frizz Ease Dream Curls Air Dry Waves Styling Foam to enhance Shahidi’s natural curls. Brushing each section smoothly from the nape, she clasped the sections tightly with a bungee to secure into a sleek ponytail. Removing a small section of hair, she wrapped it around the pony to cover the cord, securing with a pin. Then she misted the ponytail with John Frieda Frizz Ease Daily Nourishment Leave-In Conditioner to hydrate the hair and before adding a lace mantilla, in observance of the Costume Institute’s exhibition, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.