Lana Del Rey’s Dreamy 2024 Met Gala Hair: Behind the Scenes

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BTS: Lana Del Rey’s Dreamy 2024 Met Gala GlamMarleen Moise - Getty Images
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As is the case every year, the dress code for tonight’s Met Gala—the 2024 theme was “The Garden of Time”—was open to many different sartorial and beauty interpretations. But for singer and Harper's Bazaar cover star Lana Del Rey, her final red-carpet look ultimately came down to gothic romance. The star attended the event in Alexander McQueen, paying homage to the house’s Fall/Winter 2006 “Widows of Culloden” show in a signature gown with a statement headpiece and delicate tulle veil.

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The original Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2006 headpiece referenced in Lana Del Rey’s 2024 Met Gala lookStephane Cardinale - Corbis - Getty Images

Naturally, Lana's glam also aligned with her choice of ensemble and personal interpretation of the evening’s theme. As her hairstylist, Authentic Beauty Concept global creative advocate Anna Cofone, tells Bazaar, “Creating this look felt like a dreamlike apparition of fragility and beauty, evoking the romantic gothic. Waist-length, deconstructed waves set within a beautiful headpiece of fawn-tiered tulle draped across embellished branches—ethereal, poetic, and timeless.”

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Lana Del Rey with Alexander McQueen creative director Seán McGirrDimitrios Kambouris - Getty Images
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According to Anna, preparations for the singer’s hauntingly whimsical beauty look were in process for over a month. Along with the Alexander McQueen archival runway piece, Lana's hairstyle was inspired by sketches drawn by house creative director Seán McGirr. “We knew we wanted the look to be simple and ethereal, and to encapsulate a ‘Sleeping Beauty’ theme,” Anna says.

Lana's branched headpiece would make an architectural statement, which is why Anna and the star decided on textural waves at a length that felt equal parts extreme and timeless. The singer’s makeup look was created by celebrity artist Etienne Ortega using a combination of Charlotte Tilbury staples, along with products from his own line, Ortega.

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Get Lana Del Rey’s 2024 Met Gala Hair Look

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  1. To create a flawless base, start with Authentic Beauty Concept’s Blow Dry Primer on roots and Hydrate Spray Conditioner on the mid-lengths, followed by the brand’s Nourishing Hair Oil on the ends, for added heat protection and smoothness.

  2. Apply the Amplify Mousse from roots to ends for structure, volume, and hold.

  3. Blow-dry the hair, taking small sections with a natural-bristle round brush and alternating between temperature settings to get the ultimate smooth result. Pin-curl each wave to cool.

  4. To deconstruct the waves, brush out curls using a wide-tooth comb and Working Hairspray to smooth flyaways.

  5. Prep for headpiece application by teasing the roots with Airy Texture Spray for structure and to create a base to secure pins into.

  6. Finish by applying Shaping Cream to the ends for a gorgeous smooth finish and lock in with Strong Hold Hairspray.

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