Our Fair Lady! One thing about Kendall Jenner is she knows how to shut down a red carpet. Case in point, the 2021 Met Gala. With this year’s theme being In America: A Lexicon of Fashion, the stage was set for Kendall to pull off one of her most iconic looks to date. Inspired by Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady, the model offered a modern take on a classic with her custom nude illusions Givenchy gown.
Every aspect of this ensemble is flawless. From the pumps to the jewels, all the way up to the hair—which is not surprising, given Mane Addicts’ founder Jen Atkin whipped up this dazzling updo. The soft, feminine bun paired so perfectly with this dress dripping in diamonds. It added a dainty feel to the overall look, while still paying homage to Audrey’s regal updo from the film.
Jen even shared her step-by-step process to create Kendall’s Met Gala bun, which is easier to pull off than you’d expect. If you recreate the look yourself, be sure to tag us—we’d love to see it!
Jen Atkin’s Guide to Achieving Kendall’s 2021 Met Gala Look:
Step 1: Apply dry texture foam at the roots on dry hair
Step 2: Take a 1” section, wrap it around your finger, and squeeze it with a flat iron for texture
Step 3: Rake your hair with your hands to keep a soft texture
Step 4: Secure the bun with a bungee
Step 5: Matte pomade through your ends
Step 6: Wrap your hair into a bun and secure with French hairpins
Step 7: Finish the look with a blush brush and hairspray
Step 8: And voila, you’ve got yourself a modern My Fair Lady bun.
Want to see more of our favorite Met Gala 2021 beauty looks? HERE are all the hair moments we couldn’t get enough of!