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.”
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.
“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.