Inspiration from the Costume Institute Gala

Julianna MarguliesTheCostume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum in New York always draws a luminous crowd, but the stars turned out in force for this year’s fete “Savage Beauty” honouring the late, legendary designer Alexander McQueen. Celebrity stylist Matthew Monzon was behind the scenes to ready  his A-list clients Julianna Margulies and Milla Jovovich, for their grand entrances at this exclusive celebration co-chaired by Colin Firth, Stella McCartney and Anna Wintour, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue. Here’s how Matthew and Miok worked their magic.

Goddess glamour for Julianna Margulies
“Julianna’s stunning goddess-inspired white gown influenced the direction for styling her beautiful naturally curly hair,” says celebrity stylist Matthew Monzon of Exclusive Artists Management. “We wanted the look to feel somewhat effortless, yet totally modern and up-to-the minute.
“Starting with damp hair, I applied René Furterer Fioravanti Shine Enhancing No Rinse Detangling Spray. The natural plant extracts in the formula tighten the cuticle to help the surface reflect light, creating incredible shine. 
“Next, using a diffuser, I dried Julianna’s hair. Diffusing heat from the dryer through her hair helped to bring out the natural texture. Once hair was diffused, I twisted random sections with a half-inch curling iron to define and refine her curls. 
“For extra definition and separation, I then applied a few pumps of René Furterer Myrrhea No Rinse Silkening Fluid to curled sections. The frizz-fighting formula has Myrrh Extract to smooth hair while Avocado Oil nourishes and moisturizes.
“Last, I lifted the back section up, folded it under and secured with pins. Gently raking the sides back with fingers, I also pinned the sides, keeping a soft frame of curls around Julianna’s face. The gorgeous result: a style that’s both beautifully natural and utterly glamorous.”
Free-Spirit Updo for Milla JovovichFree-Spirit Updo for Milla Jovovich
Playful yet polished — those were the buzz words for the fresh take on the updo that celebrity stylist Matthew Monzon of Exclusive Artists Management created for Milla Jovovich. “Her glam mini dress and bold, shoulder-grazing earrings called for an updo that was at once chic yet casual,” says Matthew.
“To give Milla’s hair a shine boost and make it easier to style, I applied René Furterer Fioravanti shine enhancing no rinse detangling spray to damp hair. 
“Next, I diffused hair until it was almost 75 percent dry. Leaving hair somewhat damp helps to prevent any tendency to frizz by reducing the amount of heat from the blow-drying process.
“For a smooth, satiny finish, I ran a little René Furterer Myrrhea no rinse silkening fluid through Milla’s hair. This accentuated the texture while keeping hair under control.
“Last, I swept the sides and back into a high ponytail. Then I gently pulled the top back, creating a little height at the crown, and secured it with hair pins. Milla was ready for the red carpet!”
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