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At last night’s Met Gala, formerly known as the Costume Institute Gala, actress Kerry Washington put in a flawless appearance for her turn up those famous museum steps. “From the moment I saw Kerry in her Michael Kors dress, I felt her hair should be sleek and short with bangs,” notes celebrity hair pro Takisha Sturdivant-Drew (the star’s go-to hairstylist). “The dress had a lot of details in it so I wanted to style her hair in a sleek, edgy way. By keeping her hair short, it complemented the patchwork and collage textiles in the dress in an effortless way.” Want Kerry’s look? Of course, you do! Mane woman Sturdivant-Drew shares the step-by-step styling moves:

Step 1 “I shampooed Kerry’s hair with the Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo to remove any buildup from her hair,” notes the hair pro. “Then I moisturized her hair with the Neutrogena Triple Repair Deep Recovery Hair Mask to soften her locks and add that beautiful shine to her hair.”

Step 2 “I blow dried her hair with the Remington T|Studio Ceramic Blow Dryer to smooth her strands out easily and leave the hair silky without damaging it,” divulges Sturdivant-Drew.

Step 3 “I clipped in TSD Hair Extensions and razor cut the hair into a messy short bob,” details the celebrity mane guru. “Then, I used my scissors to give the bangs that sharp finish.”

Step 4 “I parted her hair down the middle and took large sections of it and flat ironed her hair with the Remington T|Studio Ceramic Flat Iron,” shares the star stylist. “ The great part about this flat iron is that it will keep Kerry’s hair healthy. Kerry is all about the health of hair. This flat iron added a beautiful shine to her hair while also adding some body to it.”

Step 5 “To finish off the hairstyle, I styled Kerry’s hair into an effortlessly chic, bob with bangs. I also cut the right side a little shorter and kept the left side a little longer,” details Sturdivant-Drew.

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