The 2014 Costume Institute’s Gala titled “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” oozed glamour and sophistication when it came to fashion and hairstyles. The 2014 Met Gala celebrity hairstyles worth checking out were uber-diverse and that only translates into more inspiration for us fashion enthusiasts.

These types of red carpet events attract a generous amount of attention and thus celebs strive to attain the best look possible, so no wonder that numerous celebrities made the 2014 Met Gala best dressed list. That being said, their hairstyle choices were not to overlook by any means! So, if you’re looking for some hair inspiration take your style cue from any of the following celebrity hairstyles from this year’s Met Gala:

2014 Met Gala Hair: Celebrity Updos

We love a great updo hairstyle and it seems that celebs made us love updos even more as numerous styles were spotted on the red carpet at the 2014 Met Gala. Jessica Alba’s stylish glam twist updo oozed elegance and sophistication, making it a perfect option for those rocking long thick hair.

Jessica Alba Updo Met Gala 2014Chrissy Teigen Retro Updo Met Gala 2014Selena Gomez Updo Met Gala 2014Ivanka Trump Updo Met Gala 2014Rihanna Messy Updo Met Gala 2014Rihanna Updo Back Met Gala 2014

Another favorite was Rihanna who went for a super chic messy updo style that matched her bubbly personality and attire perfectly.

Sarah Jessica Parker Updo Met Gala 2014Sarah Jessica Parker Updo Back View Met Gala 2014Claire Danes Updo Met Gala 2014Marion Cotillard Updo Met Gala 2014Karlie Kloss Updo Met Gala 2014Suki Waterhouse Updo Met Gala 2014

Sarah Jessica Parker sported a fabulous oversize updo adorned with white roses that captured attention like a magnet, while Chrissy Teigen chose a more relaxed updo featuring long side swept bangs. Other fab celebrity updos spotted at the 2014 Met Gala were sported by Selena Gomez, Ivanka Trump, Karlie Kloss, Claire Danes, Suki Waterhouse and Marion Cotillard.

2014 Met Gala Vintage Glamour Hairstyles

Blake Lively Retro Curls Met Gala 2014Taylor Swift Retro Curls Met Gala 2014Reese Witherspoon Retro Curls Met Gala 2014Dita Von Teese Retro Curls Met Gala 2014Chanel Iman Retro Curls Met Gala 2014Toni Garrn Retro Curls Met Gala 2014

Obviously glam waves couldn’t have been a more suitable option for the Met Gala and numerous celebs rocked some vintage glamour hairstyles that looked faultless. The most memorable celebrities that featured mesmerizing hair waves were Blake Lively, Reese Witherspoon , Taylor Swift, Chanel Iman, Dita Von Teese and Toni Garrn.

2014 Met Gala Slicked Back / Side-Swept Hairstyles

Kim Kardashian Hairstyle Met Gala 2014Olivia Munn Hairstyle Met Gala 2014Kristen Stewart Hairstyle Met Gala 2014Cara Delevingne Hair Met Gala 2014Charlize Theron Hairstyle Met Gala 2014Rita Ora Hairstyle Met Gala 2014

If you’re looking to make your features stand out, back or side swept hairstyles featuring soft waves or curls are perfect options. They’re super easy to style and when paired with a cool barrette to hold the hair in place the result can be surprisingly spectacular. The celebs that sported back / side swept hairstyles best at the 2014 Met Gala were Kim Kardashian, Charlize Theron, Cara Delevingne, Olivia Munn, Kristen Stewart, Victoria Beckham and Rita Ora.

2014 Met Gala: Braided Celebrity Hairstyles

Joan Smalls Side Braid Met Gala 2014Emma Stone Side Braid Met Gala 2014Janelle Monae Braided Hairstyle Met Gala 2014Lily Allen Braided Hairstyle Met Gala 2014

Braids have become a red carpet essential in the last few years as the techniques and the styles created reveal sophisticated hairstyles fit for the exclusive events. While some of the braided hairstyles from the 2014 Met Gala have a more casual allure, others seem to ooze refinement and sexiness. The best celebrity red carpet braids were worn by Emma Stone, Joan Smalls, Chloe Sevigny, Janelle Monae and Lily Allen.

2014 Met Gala Ballerina Buns and Ponytail Hairstyles

Beyonce Hairstyle Met Gala 2014Karolina Kurkova Hairstyle Met Gala 2014Mary Kate And Ashley Olsen Hairstyles Met Gala 2014Imogen Poots Hairstyle Met Gala 2014Kate Bosworth Hairstyle Met Gala 2014

As always these styles cannot miss from the red carpet as their simplicity makes them perfect hairstyles for any occasion. Sleek, impeccable buns or ponytails were the choice for all celebrities who opted for these styles, meaning no more undone, messy styles were at sight. Draw inspiration from the following celebs who sported their hair in a ponytail or a classy ballerina bun: Karolina Kurkova, Beyonce, Imogen Poots, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, or Kate Bosworth.

2014 Met Gala Loose Celebrity Hairstyles

Gisele Bundchen Hairstyle Met Gala 2014Rosie Huntington Whiteley Hairstyle Met Gala 2014Kylie Minogue Hairstyle Met Gala 2014Leighton Meester Hairstyle Met Gala 2014Kate Mara Hairstyle Met Gala 2014Katie Holmes Hairstyle 2014 Met Gala

Well, once again the ‘au naturel’ style dominated as numerous celebs present at the 2014 Met Gala chose to play with their hair texture and keep their tresses loose and simple. Two styles predominated – waves and sleek straight tresses, and the celebs that made these hairstyles look fit for the glamorous event were Giselle Bundchen, Kylie Minogue, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Kate Mara, Georgia May Jagger, Leighton Meester and Katie Holmes.

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