Dimitrios Kambouris

This is how you do it for the culture. 

May, 02, 2017

The 2017 Met Gala delivered a mixed bag of beauty surprises.

From Jaden Smith's very hairy plus one to Naomi Campbell's chic bob and Zendaya's teased out afro, there was no shortage of eccentric hair inspo on the Commes des Garcon-themed red carpet.

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We always get a kick out of celebrities who steer away from their go-to beauty choices and last night, Ruth Negga undoubtedly took the cake with her hairstyle. The Loving actress hit the red carpet in a Valentino gown with ornate cape detail, which she paired with a killer set of straight back cornrows.

The Loving actress paired her designer frock with straight back cornrows. 

 Venturelli

The edgy 'do, styled by hair guru Lacy Redway, is quite the departure from the curly coif she's rocked virtually all awards season and we're completely in love with it. Her braids also made an appearance on the afterparty scene, where she was spotted with longtime boyfriend Dominic Cooper. 

 Daniel Zuchnik

Maybe she just wanted to switch things up....or maybe she did it for the culture. One thing's for sure--we hope she does it again!