When it comes to beauty and fashion, Emma Stone is fearless. From winged eyeliner and blunt bangs to pink lipstick and abstract prints, The Amazing Spider-Man actress has pretty amazing—and diverse—tastes (click here for our favorite looks). Even though we’re aware of Stone’s chameleon-esque ways, however, her appearance at last night’s Met Ball still threw us for a loop!
We’ve seen Stone rock a textured bun, heightened crown, and hair accessories—but never all at once. And while she’s worn textured gowns and full skirts in the past, her flower-adorned Lanvin and short hemline were unexpected. Yet somehow, these surprise elements worked well together. “Her dress was truly the inspiration for the hairstyle—it’s a very feminine and young doll-like look,” says Stone’s longtime hairstylist, Mara Roszak. “To add to the girly style, we also used Lanvin-designed barrettes.”
Don’t see yourself going to a ball anytime soon? How about a wedding? Roszak notes that Stone’s updo is versatile and works for any elegant event, not just red-carpet ones. “I love that it’s effortless with height on top, like how Brigitte Bardot used to wear her hair,” says the Matrix hair guru. To create the style at home, she recommends using Matrix Design Pulse Mega Dust at the roots for extra texture and volume. Next, “gently tease the crown of the hair and pull back into a mid-height pony; after securing with an elastic, wrap the hair into a bun shape and pin in place; let pieces fall around the face for a soft look and mist with a strong-hold hairspray and Biolage ColorCareThérapie Color Shine Shake for a high-gloss finish.”