The 2021 Met Gala came back and made headlines all day, with a fitting collection of out there fashion looks to mark its return, and the requisite creative hair looks filling our feeds as well.

Forget letting your hair down, the Met Gala is where celebrities make their hair interesting. Think all the hair and beauty intrigue of every other major A-list event combined times ten. The 2021 Met Gala, with the theme ‘In America: A Lexicon of Fashion’ didn’t disappoint, with so many worthwhile looks we didn’t know where to look next.

Here’s a highlights reel of some stellar, strange, transformative and bold looks that caught our eye on the feed.

1. Gigi Hadid


Gigi or Jessica Rabbit? We were loving Gigi Hadid in this fiery red.

2. Kristen Stewart


In her storied hair history, we’re partial to KStew blonde, and this cute high ponytail with a coiffed fringe made us feel like we were sipping milkshakes in the 50s.

3. Zoë Kravitz


Texture, shape and detail were all on point in Zoë’s glam braids.

4. Grimes

Grimes’ metallic upstyle and multi-tone colour was a unique take on styled glam. She paired the look with a metal mask and sword (?), sparking a theme of strange hair and accessory combos. Let’s take a look.

5. Kim Petras


Kim’s floor-length auburn braid complemented her horse head (again – ?), and also…

6. Frank Ocean


Frank Ocean went green to match his weird puppet baby. Celebrities, they’re just like us.

7. Megan Rapinoe


Colour was a big deal in general, so soccer star Megan Rapinoe fit right in with this purple hue.

8. Russell Westbrook


Russell Westbrook showed his patriotism in hair colour and print as well.

9. Hailee Steinfeld


Usual brunette Hailee Steinfeld stunned with this total blonde transformation.

10. Peve Davidson


Also Pete Davidson showed up blonde too.

11. Troye Sivan


Let’s not go past Troye Sivan’s blonde tips, either.

12. Megan Fox


Another trend was power braids, cue Megan Fox.

13. Amanda Gorman


And poet Amanda Gorman.

14. Billie Eilish


Billie’s long hair journey led her to become Marilyn Monroe reincarnated.

15. Lupita Nyong’o


Welcome texture personified from Lupita Nyong’o.

16. Naomi Osaka


Naomi Osaka’s bold hair look caught attention, with a unique shape and bright features that complemented the whole look.

17. Maisie Williams


Maisie Williams’ twisted locks had the same effect.

18. Amanda Stenberg


Talk about a different type of crown braid, Amanda Stenberg’s braids wrap up in a neat little bow front and centre.

19. Gemma Chan


Princess Leia for 2021, Gemma Chan’s dual braids were another Met Gala feature.

20. Kim Kardashian


We had to end on Kim K’s incomparable look, where a long dark ponytail was the only thing exposed from all black fashion. You decide how you feel about it.

What are your thoughts on the Met Gala 2021 looks?