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elle fanning\'s 2024 met gala wet look
elle fanning\'s 2024 met gala wet look
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ICYMI, The Wet Hair Look Was All Over The Met Gala Red Carpet

Every A-lister at the Met Gala tonight is following the theme of “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion”. Of course, that means lots of flowers and natural elements donned by the likes of Ayo Edibiri, Dan Levy, Dove Cameron, and beyond. Don’t even get me started on Zendaya’s absolutely perfectly executed fit — a custom Maison Margiela John Galliano deep blue and dark green gown and Philip Treacy headpiece. (Law Roach, the man that you are.)

Aside from the delicate patterns and corsets starring vines, birds, and more, one trend is standing out. And no, I am not talking about the recurring theme of men wearing black suits every year, I’m talking about the wet hair look.

The “wet hair look” is quite literal. The styling technique is meant to replicate sleek, wet hair with the use of hairspray and serums. You can look like you stepped out of the shower all night long. To achieve this look, it is easiest to start with wet hair and work your products to hold it in place.

Tyla, the singer of “Water,” appropriately wore a tussled wet hair look with her instantly iconic “Sands Of Time”-inspired dress

Rebecca Hall also dazzled in a slick-back hair look paired with unique painted arm designs. 

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Of course, who could overlook Rita Ora? She rocked a wet hair look with her super duper cheeky garment, alongside her partner Taika Waititi. Couple of the year, perhaps?

rita ora\'s wet look at the 2024 met gala
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The wet hair didn’t stop at women celebrities, the dudes got into the wet hair look, too, including Chase Stokes.

Maria Serra is the SEO editor at Her Campus Media, providing updates to evergreen content across all brands including Her Campus, College Fashionista, and Spoon University. She also writes new fashion content for College Fashionista, foodie finds and shopping tips for Spoon U readers, and sex and wellness stories for the HC girlies. As a certified emo girl, it’s no surprise that her previous work includes a wide array of music stories. In the recent past, she served as the assistant editor of Alternative Press magazine where she interviewed her favorite groups including The Aces and The Maine. She also worked with music PR firms including 2bEntertainment, and served on campaigns for rockers such as My Chemical Romance and Mod Sun. Currently, she works as a freelance writer with idobi Radio where she shares music and alternative news with fellow pop-punk lovers. She is planning to expand her work into the freelance world with everything from modern rock tunes all the way to more sex and wellness works. After all, she does have a minor in human sexuality and is quite proud to have that necessary and cool academic background. In her free time, she is a stand-up comedian, sketch performer, and improviser in the Cleveland area working primarily with Imposters Theater. Additionally, she is a dog mother to a perfectly round chihuahua-pug named Bobbie who has four teeth but is still a delightful companion nonetheless. She is debating on whether or not Bobbie needs her own TikTok account… we’ll see. mariaserra@hercampus.com