There were a bevy of braids seen on the Met Gala red carpet Monday night, most noticeably on The Great Gatsby costume and set designer Catherine Martin, actress Hailee Steinfeld and model-of-the-moment Cara Delavigne. Minka Kelly and Jessica Alba partook in braids, too, working with Clear Scalp & Hair Beauty Therapy stylist Jen Atkin to get the look.
For Alba, she combined a French braid down the back with a top knot, and for Kelly, she wrapped braids around the head. "Our inspiration was punk meets traditional glamour," says Atkin. Additionally, Atkin says that adding texture to the hair was key for both of her clients' looks. Try Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, which absorbs excess oil while building volume ($39, neimanmarcus.com).