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Behind Lady Gaga's Metal Pop Princess Met Gala Hair

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True to form, the singing superstar stood out from the crowd.

Is it any surprise Lady Gaga’s Met Gala look did not consist of a gown and stilettos? The singer instead sported an Atelier Versace look that seemed simultaneously futuristic and '80s hair band–inspired. Indeed, hairstylist Frederic Aspiras told Pret-a-Reporter that the "hairstyle came from Gaga’s desire to fuse together the past with the future."

Inspired by the star’s natural hair texture, he created a voluminous look that matched the futuristic metal pop princess she was channeling. After washing and conditioning with Matrix’s texturizing range, Aspiras towel-dried Gaga's hair and sprayed in Matrix Total Results Moisture Cure ($16), which he combed through to detangle before applying mousse and sectioning her hair to blow-dry it. Before drying each section, he applied Matrix Total Results Wonder Boost Root Lifter ($16) to the roots.

For more volume and texture, Aspiras used a curling iron to create loose waves and added Matrix Style Link Mineral Mess Maker Sea Salt Spray ($16), tousling her locks and twisting them as he spritzed. Matrix Total Results High Amplify Hair Spray ($16) was the final step to hold the extreme height he’d created. The result was worthy of Dolly Parton — or Whitesnake.

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