A lot of people opt for a crazy hairstyle at the Met Gala. It's the perfect opportunity to showcase a new look, so why not a new hairstyle? But Lupita Nyong'o at the 2016 Met Gala had the boldest hairstyle of the night, hands down. There is no competition. Not even a little bit. And my guess is that there won't be for many, many years to come. Nothing can beat a look as intense as this. Paired with a shimmery, gorgeous dress that evoked the truest mermaid vibes you could imagine, Nyong'o opted for dreamiest, most whimsical hairstyle ever. While there's no specific way I would describe the hairstyle, it's kind of fabulous.
Its structured boldness paired well with the soft, glittery dress and acted as a statement piece — like a piece of jewelry or a fierce makeup look. Of course, this hairstyle is pretty much beyond a simple sparkly clutch or bold lip — far, far, far beyond, but you get the idea. It's one of the first moments of the 2016 Met Gala that has brought back the fantastical nature of the event. The Met Gala isn't about playing it safe. It's about taking fashion choices and having fun, all while managing to bring a unique, chic spin on a crazy look. And Nyong'o pulls all of the above off flawlessly. Say what you will about the hairstyle, my new goal is to make something this runway-ready look effortless.