Photography by Kevin Mazur, WireImage

Elizabeth Banks arrived at the MET Ball is a stunning Versace gold chain dress Her date for the evening was designer Brian Atwood, so the ensemble was completed with a pair of Atwood’s amazing custom shoes.

Banks’ hair was styled by Matthew Monzon who used a selection of Davines styling products.

“With the drama of her outfit, we didn’t want her hair to be too insane, so we tried to down play it a little bit, but keep the punk effect,” says Monzon. “We came up with a cool, sleek ponytail that had a sculptural effect when fused to the head with barrettes in the back.”

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Spray a liberal amount of Davines Melu shield onto damp hair. Follow with a generous amount of Davines For Wizards No. 3 Universal Mattering Mousse throughout the hair, along with a few pumps of Davines OI/OIL on the ends.

Blow dry with a large paddle brush to keep the hair sleek and straight, avoiding any “bend”. Add extensions, if desired.

 Elizabeth Banks Shines at MET BallCreate an androgynous square look at the front and pull hair into a ponytail at the crown. First, pull the hair from the nape, then the sides, and, finally, the top. Secure with a bungee band and take ¼ inch section of hair and wrap it around the band.

Use Goody barrettes (3 x 2 ½ inches) to secure the ponytail at the nape, anchoring it to the head to create a strong structural shape.