September 13, 2021
Jennifer Lopez may have surprised everyone when she unexpectedly showed up at the VMAs as a presenter, but we were fully prepared for the icon's arrival at the 2021 Met Gala. OK, that's not entirely true — one can never truly be prepared for JLo is going to bring to the red carpet other than glamour, and considering it's fashion's biggest night of the year, it calls for a beauty look that lives up to the moment.
In the past, Lopez has left onlookers in awe with her Met Gala gorgeousness. She wore a sleekly pulled-back yet long and flowy retro hairstyle to go with her equally long and flowy frock at the 2017 Met Gala. Her 2018 look went in the completely opposite direction when she cut off her hair into a bob mere moments before her arrival. And we couldn't even see her hair in 2019 because she wore a dangling beaded headpiece.
Once again this year, it's a bit hard to spot Lopez's hair thanks to the cowboy hat she wore atop a look styled by hairstylist Lorenzo Martin for Wella Professionals. Catch her from the side or behind, however, and you can see she's wearing a super long, teased ponytail, the rugged texture going perfectly with her sparkling western-inspired Ralph Lauren look. (And yes, that's faux fur.)
"To create the long pony we added Great Lengths 20" tape-ins," Martin shared, adding that he teased the hair with GHD Tail Comb at the roots before clipping it in for an stronger hold and then followed up by curling the hair with GHD Curve Soft Curl Iron. He then mixed Wella EIMI Dry Me Shampoo with the Wella Shape Shift Molding Gum with Shine Finish for texture.
Makeup artist Scott Barnes gave Lopez a very-true-to-JLo look, with a pinky-nude lip, golden, glowing skin, and smoldering smoky eyes. And you can bet her skin was prepped with her own JLo Beauty products, starting with her That Hit Single Gel Cream Cleanser and culminating with That Star Filter Complexion Booster.