On May 2nd the annual Met Gala took place and paid tribute to late designer Alexander McQueen's work. The glamorous event attracted the hottest A-listers of the fashion world and of Hollywood. Celebrities strutted down their stuff on the 2011 Met Gala's red carpet, wearing exquisite designer gowns and the latest trends in hairstyles and beauty!

The annual Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute Gala attracts the crème de la crème of Hollywood, so you can expect the event to be fashion and style heavy, and this year's theme, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, has raised the bar up a notch, and celebrities tried their best to shine on the red carpet. To top their glamorous dresses, celebrities opted for amazing hairstyles at the 2011 Met Gala, which can act as a rich inspirational source for your next look.

Celebrities pose as a great source of inspiration in terms of style and since an impeccable image is highly important in the entertainment business, celebrities turn to the best beauty specialists for help.

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This is definitely the year of the updo, as nothing can say elegance and style better than a glam updo hairstyle. Sleek updos, stylish buns which rest neatly on the crown, elegant side swept updos, as well as interesting vintage hair twists are incredibly popular, so select the one that underlines your style best. The best thing about updos is that they suit all occasions, don't require too much maintenance, suit all hair textures and open up your face look by revealing your features. Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys, Ashley Greene and Taylor Swift rocked the red carpet with their stylish updos, so use them for inspiration and recreate the look that appeals to you.

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A little bit of casualness never hurt anyone and if the hair is styled to perfection, the look obtained can be quite stiff and harsh. Naturalness is highly popular, so no wonder beauty divas Rihanna, Leighton Meester, Eva Mendes and Miranda Kerr opted for relatively simplistic hairstyles that helped them look ravishing without looking like they tried too much. Sleek high ponytails paired with a vintage hair bump or braided details can add that casual-chic touch to any look; hairstyles which suit confident women who don't need an over-the-top hairstyle to look and feel gorgeous.

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Wavy hairstyles seem to maintain a top position as far as hair styling goes as they radiate glamour and naturalness at the same time, helping to attract attention in addition to softening the facial features. Soft wavy hairstyles look amazing and can be adapted to suit virtually any occasion. Create waves using a round brush or a flat iron and you'll look amazing. Draw inspiration from Ciara, Blake Lively, Giselle Bundchen or Emma Roberts and you'll look amazing. Make sure you enhance your hair's natural shine and your luscious locks will look enviable!

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