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How to get Saoirse Ronan's envy-inducing Met Gala ponytail (you probably have most of the tools at home)

Actress Saoirse Ronan arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala (Met Gala) to celebrate the opening of
Actress Saoirse Ronan arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala (Met Gala) to celebrate the opening of "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology" in the Manhattan borough of New York, May 2, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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Saoirse Ronan's hair stylist has revealed how he created the Irish actress' show-stopping look.

The Crucible actress is a renowned fashion risk-taker and she played up to her reputation at Monday night's Met Gala in a custom-made, Christopher Kane, feathered gown and quirky platform shoes.

Saoirse Ronan
Saoirse Ronan

The Carlow girl bloomed in plumes but the make-up and hair were just as fierce as her silk, ivory, column gown.

Drawing references from “1960s glamour,” hairstylist Ted Gibson balanced the feather-embellished neckline of the Oscar nominee's dress with a dramatic ponytail.

He had initially styled Saoirse's hair into a chignon but changed his mind at the last minute.

“It started off in one direction — and went to another place,” he told People magazine, adding, “That’s the drama of last minute hair!”

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Gibson began by applying Runway Ready Volume Mist from his Starring hair care line, as well as a volumising mousse from Kérastase and L'Oreal Professional Mythic Oil on Ronan’s damp hair.

He then blow dried her hair using a medium size round brush to add more volume.

Saoirse Ronan is seen arriving at The Standard High Line on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images)
Saoirse Ronan is seen arriving at The Standard High Line on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images)

The celebrity hair stylist smoothed Saoirse's strands with a flat iron before pulling it back into a pony tail. He finished the look by wrapping a piece of her hair at the base of her 'do.

The 22-year-old's glam squad spent three hours getting her ready but their session was a mix of business and pleasure.

“We listened to a Pandora mix of old R&B and current pop while getting the star ready," said Gibson.

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