How Ursula Stephen Created Jourdan Dunn’s Picture Perfect Ponytail

Jourdan Dunn X 2017 Met Gala

Photo Credit: H&M

We’re still swooning over all of this year’s Met Gala hair and beauty moments. From textured blowouts to over-top fits, celebs brought their A games in homage to designer Rei Kawakubo’s structured fashion aesthetic. Tops on our list was Jourdan Dunn‘s ponytail slay while draped in a custom H&M creation. Coiffed by celeb stylist Ursula Stephen, the supermodel’s blunt cut look was especially epic since it’s one we could actually rock!

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As hair expert for Unilever, Ursula not only shared the inspiration behind the look, which she said “emphasizes texture and shape with a hint of Japanese inspiration,” but how we can recreate the look at home.

“When creating Jourdan’s hairstyle, I wanted to pay homage to the element of surprise that comes with every Comme des Garçons piece. Rei can take something as simple as a turtleneck and add a huge bow in the back to take it to another level. Jourdan’s look tonight plays on this as a clean and classic look with a surprise in the back.”

To get the look at home, start with dry, clean hair. Ursula shared that she used Suave Professionals Avocado + Olive Oil Shampoo & Conditioner ($3.49) to prep Jourdan’s hair. She then sprayed Dove Absolute Curls Leave-in Detangler ($5.99) throughout hair “for nourishment and shine”, following up with Suave Professionals Luxe Style Infusion Weather Proof Cream ($3.50) to smooth and protect hair from heat before drying.

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Once dry, she flat-ironed Jourdan’s hair bone straight and gathered into a ponytail, adding synthetic braiding hair for body and length. “For the striking, blunt look” said Ursula, “I cut the synthetic hair in a straight line across the back of her head to line up with the top of her shoulders.” She finished off the look with Suave Professionals Luxe Style Infusion Anti-Humidity Spray ($3.99).

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Stephenetta (isis) Harmon

isis is a music, hair and communications junkie. by day, she serves as online editor for Hype Hair and runs boutique PR/digital company Kladé Group. by night, she bangs as frontwoman for rock band Born Relic.