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Extra long braid extensions and voluminous faux ponytails trended at the Met Gala

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While fashion was ubiquitous at this year’s Met Gala, one thing remained constant: great hair extensions.

From Ciara to Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian and Megan Fox, very long braids and voluminous ponytails were all the rage.

“A braid is a timeless way to get a done-but-undone look,” says Sharon Pak, co-founder of faux hair brand Insert Name Here.

Experts reveal how to get your favorite celeb’s look.

Ciara’s sporty glam ensemble was completed with a very long clip-in extension

Like Ciara, Megan Fox also wore a Dundas design and a clip-on hair extension

Like Ciara, Megan Fox also wore a Dundas design and a clip-on hair extension

Megan Fox looked edgy with a sleek haircut

Megan's long braid made the cutouts of her dress take center stage

The beauty of dark hair played up the edgy criss-cross design details of her dress with a hip-length braid and blunt bangs

While ponytails and braids have always been a pretty standard look, lead RPZL stylist Stephanie Angelone, says today’s options are anything but.

“From braids to inches, so many different styles have the potential to bring a glamorous new touch to a standout ponytail look,” she shared.

“The sleek front, textured back of the haircut (as seen on Ciara) creates a cool contrast that will have all eyes on you.”

Ciara’s sporty glam ensemble was completed with a very long clip-in extension.

The voluminous ponytail matched her natural hair color perfectly and added just the right girl-next-door drama to her dress.

The Level Up singer teamed up with Peter Dundas to honor American football and her husband, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.

Ciara’s lime green sequined dress resembled a Seahawk sweater and even had her husband’s number on it.

Probably in one of the boldest ensembles of the evening, Kim Petras arrived in a Collina Strada dress complete with a horse-head bustier and "ponytail" braid

Kim Petras was probably in one of the sassy ensembles of the evening, arriving in a Collina Strada gown, complete with a horse-head bustier and “ponytail” braid.

Megan Fox also wore a Dundas design.

The dark-haired beauty played up the edgy criss-cross details of her red dress with a hip-length braid and blunt bangs.

Acclaimed poet Amanda Gorman wore custom Vera Wang Haute to the Met Gala.

The evening’s co-chair matched the drama of her ultramarine hand-embroidered crystal gown with an uber long braid.

Probably in one of the sassy ensembles of the evening, Kim Petras arrived in a Collina Strada dress complete with a horse head bustier.

She performed the kitschy look with a dramatic “ponytail” from famed hairstylist Iggy Rosales.

Iggy created the look with Hidden Crown Clip Ins in Light Strawberry Blonde 27/613 and got2b hair color and styling products.

Acclaimed poet Amanda Gorman wore custom Vera Wang Haute to the Met Gala.  The evening's co-chair matched the drama of her ultramarine hand-embroidered crystal gown with an uber long braid

Acclaimed poet Amanda Gorman wore custom Vera Wang Haute to the Met Gala. The evening’s co-chair matched the drama of her ultramarine hand-embroidered crystal gown with an uber long braid

Gigi Hadid debuted a new hairstyle: a long fiery red ponytail that didn't move

Gigi Hadid debuted a new hairstyle: a long fiery red ponytail that didn’t move

Gigi Hadid debuted a new hairstyle: a long fiery red ponytail that didn’t move.

To prevent slipping, “my number 1 trick for putting on a ponytail extension is the hair tie,” says Sharon Pak, co-founder of Enter name here.

“Using a strong hair tie (even double-stacking) will prevent your ponytail extension from slipping and help the extension sit snugly and seamlessly on your head.

“The best hair ties are, of course, Insert Name Here’s ties or Josh Liu’s Utiles Beauty.”

Gigi wore a sleeveless Prada dress and black leather opera gloves. The new mom’s look exuded Old Hollywood, thanks in part to her black cat-eye liner, powdery blue shade, and nude lipstick.

Leave it to Jennifer Lopez to appear as a sexy AF ranch hand in Ralph Lauren, complete with a long ponytail by Lorenzo Martin for Wella Professionals

Leave it to Jennifer Lopez to appear as a sexy AF ranch hand in Ralph Lauren, complete with a long ponytail by Lorenzo Martin for Wella Professionals

Leave it to Jennifer Lopez to appear as a sexy ranch hand in Ralph Lauren.

The megastar posed for the cameras on the carpet in a floor-length brown dress, feathered coat, silver jewelry and a cowgirl hat.

When it came to the look of her famous locks, Lorenzo Martin for wella Professionals played out Jen’s rustic aesthetic.

“To create the long fringe, we added Great Lengths 20” Tape-ins,” Lorenzo said.

Tease hair with GHD Tail Comb at the roots before snipping for extra hold; Mix BR03, RT67, BR08 and BR06 for a custom blend.

“To give it a wild, wild theme, I curled the hair with GHD Curve Soft Curl Iron.”

Wella EIMI Dry Me Shampoo along with the Wella Shape Shift Molding Gum with Shine Finish were the main products to achieve the chic tousled bangs.

Kim Kardashian appeared (sort of) in Balenciaga Couture.

Fully covered up, the only thing on display on the beauty and fashion mogul was her extra long ponytail extension.

“To create the long fringe, we added Great Lengths 20” Tape-ins,” Lorenzo said.  Wella EIMI Dry Me Shampoo along with the Wella Shape Shift Molding Gum with Shine Finish were the main products to reach the bangs.

“To create the long fringe, we added Great Lengths 20” Tape-ins,” Lorenzo said. Wella EIMI Dry Me Shampoo along with the Wella Shape Shift Molding Gum with Shine Finish were the main products to reach the bangs.

Kim Kardashian appeared (sort of) in Balenciaga Couture.

Kim Kardashian appeared (sort of) in Balenciaga Couture.

Fully covered, the only thing on display on the beauty and fashion mogul was her extra long signature ponytail

Fully covered, the only thing on display on the beauty and fashion mogul was her extra long signature ponytail

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Ponytails from RPZL available in 15 seamlessly mixed colors, in 16, 18 and 30 inches, rpzl.com

Ponytails from RPZL available in 15 seamlessly mixed colors, in 16, 18 and 30 inches, rpzl.com

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Left: Crown® Clip Ins – Light Strawberry Blonde – 27/613, now $69; hiddencrownhair.com. Right: Chloe by Name Insert Hair Here, $199; inhhair.com

MAINTENANCE

To ensure that your extension stays in good condition, it is best to store it securely on a mannequin head or lay it flat in preferably a silk or satin lined box.

Removing your ponytail while you sleep will not only extend its life, but also keep the hairstyle intact for several days.

Proper care is absolutely necessary for real hair wigs. Hair should be washed, conditioned and detangled, and occasionally deeply conditioned.

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