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Last updated: September 14, 2021

Karlie Kloss’s Timeless Slicked-Back Style

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Karlie Kloss by Harry Josh (@harryjoshhair) with Harry Josh Tools + Goldwell / Instagram via @harryjoshhair

Karlie Kloss took the 2021 Met Gala by storm—but did we really expect anything less? The supermodel turned the American-made inspiration behind this year’s Met into a breath taking look with a classic updo from celeb stylist Harry Josh (@harryjoshhair). 


The sleek upstyling took understated elegance to another level by showcasing how far simple silhouettes can truly go. Read below for Harry’s step-by-step guide to achieve this timeless look to try on your next client for a special event. 


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Begin by washing and conditioning the hair with the Goldwell DualSenses Bond Pro Fortifying Shampoo and Conditioner to strengthen hair before styling.


Prior to drying, apply Goldwell StyleSign Flat Marvel Straightening Balm from root to tip to protect hair from thermal tools and provide long-lasting frizz control.


Unlike an ordinary bun, Harry separated the hair into three different sections and pulled each one back, leaving the center part for last. Each section was secured in place with the Goldwell StyleSign Just Smooth Sleek Perfection Thermal Spray Serum to fight humidity.


Now working with the center part section, create brush strokes upward toward the crown—this allows the drama of a center part to still be intact within the slicked-back look.


Finish the look with Goldwell StyleSign Just Smooth Diamond Gloss Protect & Shine Spray for intense shine and lock in the style with Goldwell StyleSign Perfect Hold Magic Finish Lustrous Hairspray.

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