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Red Carpet Beauty: Elizabeth Banks at the 2013 MET Gala

Elizabeth Banks wore a gilded Versace number and fabulous shoes by Brian Atwood!We had to have to the beauty rundown on her hair so we went straight to the source and asked Matther Monzon (Banks’ stylist) for the look.

Met GALA Elizabeth Banks
“Elizabeth wore an amazing Versace gold chain dress with a custom pair of Brian Atwood Shoes (her date).  With the drama of the outfit, we didn’t want her hair to be too insane, so we tried to downplay it a little bit, but keep the punk effect.  We came up with a cool, sleek ponytail that had a sculptural effect when fused to the head with barrettes in the back.“ — Monzon

How To Get The Look:

  1. Spray a generous amount of Davines Melu Shield onto damp hair.  Follow by putting a healthy amount of Davines For Wizards No 3 Universal Mattering Mousse throughout the hair along with a few pumps of Davines OI/OIL on the ends.
  2. Blow dry with a big paddle brush to try to maintain the sleek straightness, avoiding any “bend.”  Add extensions, when desired.  
  3. Create a masculine, sleek square look in the front.  Once the squareness is established, pull hair into a ponytail at the crown of the head.  Do this by first focusing on pulling hair from the nape, then the sides, and lastly the top. Secure with a bungee band and take a 1/4 inch of hair and wrap it around to hide the band.
  4. Use 3x 2 1/2 inch goody barrettes and secure the ponytail at the nape of the neck, holding the ponytail to the head, which gives a good, strong structural shape. 

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