Cara Delevingne's prosthetic ear modification may not fit with the Met Gala's theme of "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination," but her latest bold beauty choice is surprisingly fitting. The purple hair color she debuted on the front steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is actually a meaningful hue in the context of Catholicism.
According to stylist Mara Roszak, who transformed Delevingne's hair from its recently blonde shade to a mix of platinum and purple, says violet is a symbolic color for Catholics; it's associated with mourning, the suffering of the crucifixion, royalty, and Christ's resurrection and sovereignty, making it an apt choice for a fashion event where creatively sticking to the theme is celebrated for years to come.
Regardless of its religious associations, Delevingne's new color is bound to inspire others to try a few sporadic sections of vivid color, and Roszak says it's quite easy. “I started by creating a mixture of Joico Color Intensity Color Butters in Purple Mauve and Pink Rose to create a soft shade of pink with a hint of purple that complimented her pink cheeks and lips," Roszak explains, noting that the product is a temporary color that lasts up to 10 washes. "I then applied the Color Butter mixture to Cara's damp hair, let it sit for five minutes, and then rinsed thoroughly."
As for styling Delevingne's newly vibrant hair, “I then started rough-drying Cara’s hair until completely dry, keeping volume and texture. Once her hair was dry, I sprayed Joico Hair Shake Liquid-to-Powder Texturizer to the hair and sculpted the hair to give it movement," Roszak says. "Once Cara was dressed and the crown was placed, I sprayed her hair all over with Joico Power Spray Fast-Dry Finishing Spray for extra hold."
Whether or not you opt to finish the look with a yellow forehead and ears is entirely up to you.
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