The Story Behind Ciara’s Metallic Pin Curls From The MET Gala

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Months of planning went into Ciara's final MET Gala look. From the pre-production of hairstyles, to the fine details of product testing for the perfect silver effect everything was carefully planned. On the day of the ball the styling took a couple hours from setting the hair to pinning to finishing touches.

"For Ciara's, look I really wanted to play up the futuristic theme of Manus x Machina, while still keeping a soft and sexy feel,” says MIZANI Global Artistic Director Cesar Ramirez who styled her hair. “Ciara's look is a silver metallic finger wave swept back, coiled and twisted and adorned with artistic arrangement of pin. Met Ball is a time to really push limits and I usually begin conceptualizing as soon as the theme is released.”

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To achieve this look, first Ramirez prepped her hair with Mizani True Textures Style Refresher Milk. He then dried the hair and iron curled and set her hair in pin clips.

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“I allowed my set to cool before removing my clips and brushing everything with Mizani HRM Spray to begin my dry finger wave,” he says. “Next, I sculpted each wave into a classic shape and secured with multiple silver Bobby pins.”

For the back section, Ramirez took each set curl and silver bobby pined while coiled inspired by a retro pin curl set with futuristic arrangement finish.

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