Lady Gaga's Hairstylist Explains Her Corset-Inspired Grammys Hair

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How to get the look.

Her Armani Privé gown with a full lace body suit and voluminous skirt may have been somewhat demure for the famously provocative pop star, but Lady Gaga made up for it with her corset-inspired hair, which is just the kind of envelope-pushing detail the world expects from a woman who’s worn a meat dress and arrived on a red carpet in an egg.

The singer’s shock of platinum hair is pulled back into 3 long fishtail braids (one on each side and one down the middle), striking a stark contrast to the structured black bodice of the dress.

To echo the color of her dramatic black jumpsuit and skirt, her longtime hair stylist Frederic Aspiras wove black string from the bottom of her fishtail braid to near the top of her head in the manner of a corset.

“Gaga and I always wanted to do something special with hair braiding," says Aspiras. “When I saw the dress it reminded me of gowns from the Victorian Era, and how women wore corsets. Thus, I used that as inspiration to incorporate in the hair and braiding … and voila! The result was romantic, seductive, Victorian-inspired hair!”

To achieve the laced up look, the hair stylist used all John Frieda styling products.

First, he sprayed John Frieda Luxurious Volume Full Hydration Detangling Mist throughout the hair to help comb out any tangles. Then applied the Luxurious Volume Perfectly Full Mousse to give the hair volume and texture, before creating a center part and blowdrying with a diffuser to set the hair. Next, while braiding both sides, Aspiras used John Frieda Frizz Ease Clearly Defined Gel to control and maintain smoothness of the two side braids. He braided all the way down and tied the ends with a clear elastic. He wove the “corset” back and forth in a criss cross pattern. To finish and hold the style, he sprayed John Frieda Luxurious Volume Forever Full Hairspray.