How hairstylist Laini Reeves created Emily Blunt's laid-back bun for the 2023 Met Gala

  • Emily Blunt attended the 2023 Met Gala on Monday night time in a customized Michael Kors ensemble.
  • She additionally wore a laid-back bun created by her longtime hairstylist Laini Reeves.
  • Talking with Insider, Reeves shared how she deliberate the look, the merchandise she used, and extra.

Want some hair inspiration post-Met Gala? Look no additional than Emily Blunt.

The “Jungle Cruise” actor made a trendy look on the “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Magnificence” occasion on Monday night time, carrying a customized Michael Kors ensemble and a laid-back, messy bun atop her head.

The latter completely complemented her advanced look, including extra texture whereas nonetheless maintaining the concentrate on her trend.

Simply hours earlier than the massive night time, hairstylist Laini Reeves spoke with Insider about how she deliberate the model, the reasonably priced merchandise she used to create it, and what it is wish to work with Blunt on occasions just like the Met Gala.

Emily Blunt wears a bun styled by hairstylist Laini Reeves at the 2023 Met Gala.

Emily Blunt wears a bun styled by hairstylist Laini Reeves on the 2023 Met Gala.

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Laini Reeves deliberate Emily Blunt’s Met Gala coiffure in just some days

“We type of knew what she can be carrying a few week in the past, so we had been going off the designer’s timeline,” Reeves advised Insider.

She mentioned she targeted on the outfit’s excessive neckline and thought of how it might affect Blunt’s coiffure.

“If it is one thing up right here,” Reeves mentioned whereas gesturing to her neck, “then you definately’re not going to have a great deal of hair. We’re pondering, hair’s gotta be gone. It is gotta be an updo, or one thing like that.”

It was additionally key for Reeves to collaborate with trend stylist Jessica Paster, make-up artist Jenn Streicher, and Blunt herself.

“For such a factor, you may go a bit extra excessive — however I do know my limits together with her,” Reeves mentioned about working with the actor. “There is not any level in me exhibiting up going, ‘OK, we’re gonna do that. We’re gonna try this.’ As a result of she’ll be like, ‘Hell no, it ain’t gonna occur.’”

That mentioned, she targeted on ensuring Blunt felt snug and assured within the coiffure they selected.

“She has to hold it. She has to really feel assured, and he or she has to really feel lovely,” Reeves mentioned. “If I am doing a coiffure and he or she’s not feeling it, you may see it right away.”

They selected a ‘much less is extra’ strategy with the messy bun

Reeves mentioned she would not often do a lot prep when working with Blunt as a result of the actor “all the time reveals up with actually pretty, clear hair.”

“She’s really very considerate and a very good consumer to work with as a result of she all the time thinks forward,” the hairstylist mentioned. “Usually, she goes a bit of bit far and tries to model it herself! I’ve to again her up a bit of bit, calm her down, and say, ‘No, no, no, no.’”

So for the Met Gala, Reeves was capable of concentrate on styling. She used a collection of gadgets from John Frieda’s Frizz Ease line and minimal instruments.

“I by no means use merchandise which might be actually exhausting, like alcohol-based. I all the time use issues which might be extra pure and extra cream-based,” she added. 

As for the bun’s placement, she sometimes tries updos “two or thrice” to see what spot fits the outfit greatest.

It would not take Reeves and Blunt too lengthy to finish hairstyles just like the one she wore on Monday. Nonetheless, Reeves mentioned she and the actor often pencil in three hours collectively.

“That is purely as a result of we discuss,” Reeves mentioned with fun. “We would order some lunch. It would not bodily take that lengthy to get it prepared. We simply make it an occasion.”

Finally, Reeves knew that much less can be extra with such a standout outfit on Monday night time.

“Selecting the best factor for a glance from head to toe is the precise strategy to go,” Reeves mentioned. “So if which means I simply do some actually slick little bun, I will be sure that it is one of the best slick I’ve ever achieved and that it is achieved to perfection. That is what it is about.”


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