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1920s Finger Waves Were The Defining Hairstyle of the 2022 Met Gala

The "gilded glamour" theme brought back the iconic hairstyle.

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While many Met Gala outfits were decisive about whether they adhered to the “gilded glamour” theme, the hair and makeup at the event delivered glamour in bucketloads, with vintage trends resurfacing for the extravagant annual event. The most dominant hairstyle seen on Monday night’s red carpet was finger waves, a classic S-shaped hairstyle synonymous with the 1920s and icons during that period like Josephine Baker. Having reemerged in the '90s thanks to the likes of Missy Elliott and Lil' Kim, finger waves once again have officially returned to the fashion trend cycle as part of the ‘90s resurgence. Exhibit A: The 2022 Met Gala was full of sleek and shapely finger wave moments.

Tap through for all of the glamorous Met Gala attendees who opted for the vintage hairstyle.

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Lizzo’s sleek finger waves provide the perfect contrast to the volume in the rest of her hair, delivering regal opulence.

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Maude Apatow

HBO’s Euphoria actress Maude Apatow wore a classic ‘20s hairstyle, with circular finger waves above her ears, a diamonte clip, and her short hair away from her face.

Laura Harrier

Laura Harrier’s Met Gala gown has been praised for being on the theme, and her beauty look didn’t disappoint either. Her gelled-down finger waves with flicked-up ends were the perfect accompaniment to her smokey eyeshadow and pearl jewelry.

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Michaela Jaé Rodriguez

Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, critically-acclaimed star of FX's LGBTQ drama Pose, had finger waves peaking out from her sequined hooded gown.

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Eiza Gonzalez

While subtle, Eiza Gonzalez’s Met Gala here was slicked back with a wavy texture.

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Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys' bejeweled baby hairs deserve an honorable mention— the Josephine Baker reference was strong.

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Jodie Turner-Smith

Jodie Turner-Smith and Joshua Jackson went all out for their first joint Met Gala showing, with Jodie rocking loose finger waves and a diamonte dress.

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Maisie Williams

Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams emphasized her heavily-gelled finger waves with black gems, matching her outfit and complimenting her jet black hair, bleached eyebrows, and smokey cat-eye makeup.

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Simone Ashley

Bridgerton Star Simone Ashley wore her gelled singular S-wave was smoothed into a long modern ponytail for a twist on the classic look.

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