Met Gala How-To: Riley Keough's Minimalist Look

The Look:  “Riley’s dress was designed by Diane Von Furstenberg and played on this year’s Costume Institute theme of technology and fashion. We kept her hair back straight, tucked behind the ear on both sides – it was a purposefully minimalist look. The dress is very metallic and modern so we wanted the hair to complement the dress.” – L’Oréal Professionnel Hairstylist Anh Co Tran Co-Owner of Ramirez Tran Salon 



  • Step 1: Riley’s hair has a little texture so I prepped the hair with Tecni.Art Dual Stylers Sleek & Swing, a gel and cream duo, after I towel dried the hair, used a dime size from mid-hair to top of the head.
  • Step 2: I rough dried her hair with my hands until it was about 50% dry and then blow dried it smooth.
  • Step 3: Once Riley’s hair was dry, I straightened it with a flat iron.

  • Step 4: To finish up the look, I worked one of my favorite products, Mythic Oil, through the hair and the ends. I always suggest using this product after you heat style hair so it doesn’t separate. If you finish the look with it, it actually helps to bind the hair for a better lasting style.

  • Step 5: Once the hair was styled, I sprayed it with Tecni.Art Infinium 4 High hold Hairspray and clipped the hair behind the ears so the hair tuck would stay put. I then removed the clips when her makeup was done. 

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