Get the Look: Lizzo at 2023 Met Gala

Celebrity hairstylist Shelby Swain used Lush Cosmetics Haircare on Lizzo for the 2023 Met Gala on Monday, May 1. Here, Swain shares her inspiration and how she achieved the look on Lizzo, below.

The Inspiration: Creating Lizzo’s look for the Met Gala was a sensory dream. The experience itself was so full of texture and aroma, which offered the perfect combination of effortless beauty.

Here's the how-to!

  1. I began by prepping Lizzo’s hair for styling. I was immediately submerged in the most beautiful tropical scent and my hands were entrenched in the most supple, creamy lather of the Lush Cosmetics Avocado Co-Wash. This cleansing bar for hair is complete with the finest of oils to create perfectly cleansed, yet moisturized tresses.
  2. Next, I used the Lush Cosmetics Glory Conditioner and yes, it was glorious. The conditioner helped the already hydrated tresses by smoothing and adding illumination and shine.
  3. After washing and conditioning, Lizzo’s hair was ready for styling. I applied the Lush Cosmetics Super Milk Conditioning Hair Primer to provide a moisture boost — I now know why this product recently went viral! It is phenomenal and the vegan formula is perfect, featuring oat milk, almond milk and coconut milk!
  4. Next, I used a detangling hairbrush to detangle Lizzo’s hair while wet. Once the tresses were detangled and luminous, I applied the Lush Cosmetics Renee's Shea Souffle Hair & Scalp Oil, and then began styling Lizzo’s look. 
  5. When creating an updo, foundation is key, so every step of preparation comes together to create a flawless look. For hold, I applied the Lush Cosmetics Wig Hair Trainer to help form the foundation of a beautiful sleek updo. 
  6. Once the base was perfectly smooth and secure, I used a curling iron to create pin curls and add volume to Lizzo’s timeless updo.
  7. As a last step, I used a hairbrush to smooth and eliminate fly aways and baby hairs, however I opted to create a spiked, piecey bang for Lizzo, again by applying Lush Cosmetics Wig Hair Trainer — that is certainly my favorite touch on tonight’s look!