All The Deets Behind Serena Williams’ Met Gala Hair

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Serena Williams served an entire lewk for Monday night’s Met Gala. Mashing up a vibrant yellow Atelier Versace gown and train with a pair of neon Off-White Air Force One Sneakers, the tennis phenom literally made a sport out of fashion.

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To keep her camp-inspired theme going, she complemented her ensemble with a glam brushed back ‘do.

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We caught up with celeb stylist Nai’vasha Johnson to get all the deets, who said she was “inspired by old Hollywood. Serena has such a classic style, so we wanted to stay true to what she loves most, which is mega-glam.”

To get the look, she began by saturating Serena’s hair with Dove Care Between Washes Re-Styling Milk and combing through with a wide tooth comb to revive her natural-looking waves.

Serena Williams
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Then she parted hair down the center, she smoothed on about a handful of Dove Style + Care Curls Defining Mousse to add shine and sculpt curls. She then secured the hair into a low, loose ponytail using a bungee and bobby pins to shape her bun.

Nai’vasha finished the look with Dove Style + Care Compressed Micro Mist Extra Hold Hairspray to keep the bun in place throughout the night.

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Stephenetta (isis) Harmon

isis is a music, hair and communications junkie. she is a Black beauty editor; founder of Sadiaa, the premiere beauty directory for women of color, and editor for