It's the first Monday in May and that can only mean one thing - The Met Gala. 

And this year CLOUD NINE got the invite.

Leading UK stylist Halley Brisker created Bridgerton actress Nicola Coughlan's opulent locks using CLOUD NINE styling tools for a night of 'Gilded Glamour'. 

Join us for our evening at the Met...

the MET GALA 2022

"This year's Met gala theme is 'Gilded Glamour'- Nicola is not one to shy away from a strong beauty look, and so the hair for this event has a sense of opulence whilst keeping it looking tasteful, chic and etherial.

We've transformed Nicola's signature bob cut into long, flowing blonde locks adorned with feathers throughout: the look has been created using CLOUD NINE hair tools for a beautiful and luxurious finish with a fairytale reveal."

Halley Brisker - Hair Stylist


Halley Brisker and his team approached us to help transform Nicola's signature sleek, blonde bob into ethereal, feather adorned tresses for the Met Gala's 'Gilded Glamour' theme. Nicola wore a custom made embroidered and feathered, pink and black gown by Richard Quinn, styled with soft, glam hair and baby pink makeup to perfectly compliment the drama of the dress.  

Blow dried to the gods using the Airshot Pro - we understood the assignment.

Revive and thrive - the Original Iron Pro on Revive Mode working its magic for sleek, shiny, glamour.

Full glam - fierce hair and makeup, red carpet ready.

The finished look - I think we can all agree this is a moment.


The Met Gala is a celebration of fashion organised by Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour. The event is organised as a fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute.


The Met Gala takes place on the first Monday in May. This year the flagship exhibition is an exploration of fashion in America characterised by the theme of 'In America: A Lexicon of Fashion' which opened on the 18th of September. The second exhibit 'In America: An Anthology of Fashion' features men's and women's dress dating from the eighteenth century until present day.


The dress code for this year's Met Gala was 'Gilded Glamour and White Tie', and as we know from the many iconic moments we have recognised over the years, the theme can be interpreted any way the guests choose.


Step 1: BLOW DRY

We started by taking the CLOUD NINE Airshot Pro with the CLOUD NINE Round Brush, to blow dry the hair lifting from the root for maximum volume, movement and bounce.


Using the CLOUD NINE Original Iron Pro, Kinder to Hair Revive Mode set at 150 degrees and vibrates the plates 8000 times a minute for less friction on the hair. We ran the plates over the hair to seal the cuticle and to deliver a super, shiny, high glamour shine to compliment Nicola's look.

Step 3: CURL

We finished by adding volume and subtle movement using the CLOUD NINE Waving Wand. Gently wrapping medium to large sections of hair around the wand and slowly releasing each section to hold. For this look we didn't need to pin the curls so they would drop and create soft, effortless movement.

Step 4: FINISH

To complete the look we brushed through with the CLOUD NINE Dressing Brush and draped the hair behind the shoulders for a romantic and celestrial finish.

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