Kerry Washington is a pro when it comes to edgy bob slay, but her 2017 Met Gala look definitely took the style staple to the next level. The Scandal actress wowed on the red carpet in a short, sleek bob with fringed bangs in homage to event honoree’s Rei Kawakubo signature style.
“From the moment I saw Kerry in her Michael Kors dress, I felt her hair should be sleek and short with bangs,” her longtime stylist Takisha Sturdivant-Drew told Hype Hair. “The dress had a lot of detailing in it so I wanted to style her hair in a sleek, edgy way. By keeping her hair short, it complemented the patchwork and collage textiles in the dress in an effortless way.”
Takisha – who also created Kerry’s statement-making 2016 Met Gala look — shared that she created this year’s ultra mod look using clipped-in TSD Hair Extensions and Remington T|Studio Flat Iron to create the edgy ‘do. “I razor cut the hair into a messy, short bob and then used my scissors to give the bangs that sharp finish,” she said, adding that she cut the right side a little shorter for added edge.
Kerry’s rocker dress also inspired her makeup artist’s minimalistic beauty beat. “I gave Kerry a minimal eye with a modern, punk twist and kept the skin and lips to a bare minimum,” said Carola Gonzalez, who used Sisley Paris’ snow eyeliner to create Kerry’s graphic eye.
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