Straight from the beach and on to the red carpet? Though it looks like Adriana Lima's wet-hair look at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards was courtesy of a quick dip in the ocean, it did actually take a bit more work than a simple swim. But don't be mistaken — the glossy, fresh-out-of-water hairdo isn't all too difficult to recreate, with the model's stylist breaking it down for you step by step.
The 2019 MTV Video Music Awards landed with a bang on Mon. evening — seriously, if you were feeling the Mon. blues, the annual awards ceremony was the mood-boosting medicine you didn't know you needed. Lizzo slayed on the carpet (and on stage, of course); The Hadid sisters were pure gold in their coordinating getups; and Hailee Steinfeld was on fire in her crimson-hued dress and bold ruby-red lip to match.
But just when you thought it couldn't get any better, supermodel Lima made her 2019 VMAs entrance in a sheer, teal, shiny midi dress by Sally LaPointe, which she paired with a coordinating bodysuit, Christian Louboutin heels, and an alluring beauty moment that was made by her wet-hair look.
The mastermind behind Lima's saturated hairstyle? Celeb stylist, Andrew Fitzsimons, who aimed to create a sleek but still low-maintenance hair moment that oozed post-beach vibes oh-so-effortlessly.
"Overall, the look is sexy and sophisticated. It's a great alternative to having an updo because although it's a down look, there's no maintenance," Fitzsimons shared in a press release. "It works seamlessly with her body-con ensemble."
As for how to achieve Lima's wet-hair look at home? The six-step routine calls on a handful of products and tools that are quite foolproof to use, even if you don't consider yourself a beauty pro.
Fitzsimons started by prepping the model's hair with the Beauty Works Heat Protection spray. After spritzing her tresses, he created a deep side part, "almost as if we were flipping the hair over," he shared.
Next, Fitzsimons added some soft waves using a 1-inch curling iron, curling each section of hair in alternating directions to give it a more natural, beach-y look.
The final three steps were all about getting the hair saturated and wet looking. First, Fitzsimons applied NatureLab. Tokyo's Perfect Smooth Hair Oil with his hands to break up the curls, then he sprayed her locks from root to ends with a shine oil mist, and last but not least, set everything with a firm hold hairspray. Simple, no?
As for the inspiration behind Lima's VMAs makeup? According to another press release, makeup artist Robert Sesnek opted for ethereal, cool-toned colors to enhance Lima's captivating eyes and stunning dress.
Now, if you, too, want to test drive the wet-hair look that has taken the fashion world by storm, do so by shopping the exact products Fitzsimons used on Lima, ahead.