Get Taraji P. Henson's Met Gala Hairstyle

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Although the theme for the fête was Chinese-inspired, Taraji’s hairstylist had a different idea for the star.

Although the theme for the fête was Chinese-inspired, Taraji’s hairstylist had a different idea for the star's hair. "We were inspired by Balenciaga designer, Alexander Wang,” says celebrity hairstylist Ursula Stephen. “He envisioned a sleek, clean and long look to showcase her amazing earrings. I kept it modern by creating a short center part and tucked the hair behind her ears."

Don’t think your hair is long enough for the look? Stephen suggests gathering the two front panels of hair and securing them underneath with an elastic instead of bobby pins for extra hold.

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Get The Look:

Step 1: Start by prepping hair with the Motions Straight Finish Heat Styled System for a sleek look that won't harm natural curls.

Step 2: Create a severe center part and tame fly-aways with a gloss, then divide hair into small sections and flat iron from root to tip.

Step 3: Apply a holding spray to the two front sections, then comb behind the ear and secure underneath with bobby pins.

Step 4: Add Motions Shine Enhancing Pomade to the edges and lengths for extra sheen.

Step 5: Finish with Motions Light Hold Working Spritz once more to secure the look.

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