While Met Gala recaps are taking the internet by storm, celebrity stylists are offering up the tips and tricks to achieve the looks of some of our red carpet faves. Gabrielle Union’s hairstylist and co-founder of  Flawless by Gabrielle Union Larry Sims, stopped by with a step-by-step guide to recreate Gabrielle’s “Gilded Glam” themed look inspired by late icon Diahann Carroll and paying homage to the marginalized people of color during the Gilded Age. 
Get into the step-by-step process below!

  • Next, Larry removed the moisture from Gabrielle ’s hair with Dyson Blowdryer with the comb attachment, using high power with medium heat. The comb attachment cut the blow drying time in half. 
  • After blow drying, Larry flat ironed Gabrielle’s hair with my  Dyson Corrale straightener set at 365 degrees. The cordless feature made the flat ironing process seamless and quick.
  • Then Larry created a straight middle part with a rat tail bone comb, and brushed the hair into a tight low bun.
  • Finished off Gabrielle’s look with dangling red crystal hair accessories around the bun, “representing the blood that was spilled during the Gilded Age, from Black and People of Color”.  Then sprayed a light touchable hairspray to hold and set the look with my Dyson Blow Dryer on low power and high heat. 

Photos and images courtesy of @larryjarahsims & @cibellelevi