Janelle Monáe's Met Gala Braid And More Celebrity Beauty Looks We Loved This Week

05/08/2015 10:50 am ET | Updated May 14, 2015

Rihanna was the belle of the 2015 Met Ball and Sarah Jessica Parker wore the most talked-about headpiece, but Janelle Monáe ruled the red carpet with her braided hairstyle.

The "Electric Lady" wore a braid quite similar to the hairdo she wore at last year's event. However, this look was less pompadour and more faux mohawk. Her stylist Caprice Green started a large plait at the center of her head that fell elegantly to one side.

Check out Monáe's badass braid below, and see which other stars made our best beauty list this week.

  • Janelle Monáe
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    Small French braids help give Monáe's faux mohawk hairstyle some flair. And the voluminous texture of the larger-than-life center braid makes it regal. Finish with a spritz Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Reconstructive Elixer to add shine.
  • Kendall Jenner
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    Kim Kardashian wasn't the only one who paid homage to Cher at the Met Gala. It turns out that Kendall's sleek and straight hair was inspired by the style icon's '70s look. Wella Professionals celebrity hairstylist Andrew Fitzsimons used LuxeOil Light Oil Shine Spray to achieve a silky smooth finish.
  • Kate Beckinsale
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    The English actress oozed 1980s Hollywood glamour at the Met Gala with her full-bodied curls and bronzed complexion. Hairstylist Creighton Bowman perfected the deep-set effect by curling one-inch sections with the T3 BodyWaver 1.75" Styling Iron.
  • Olivia Wilde
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    Between her mauve knotted headband, pin-straight strands and smoky cat-eye makeup, Olivia Wilde left us floored with her beauty look. Recreate this look by prepping hair with Goldwell Style Sign Naturally Full Bodifying Blowdry & Finish Spray before blow-drying, then draw on the perfect shape to eyes with Revlon PhotoReady Kajal Liner in Matte Coal. Add a layer of Revlon ColorStay 16 Hour Eye Shadow Quad in Addictive to create depth.
  • Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
    The duchess left us speechless yet again by gracing the crowd with her presence just hours after giving birth and looking practically flawless. Not a single hair is out of place! For a salon-worthy blow-out, Fekkai Palm Beach stylist Pierre Matta suggests using Blowout Refresher Dry Shampoo at the roots to give texture and volume.
  • Kerry Washington
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    The "Scandal" star's lustrous curls, rosy cheeks and neutral lip color absolutely works in her favor. The sophisticated mix accentuates her physical features without looking overdone. For a glossy, plump pout like Washington's, try By Terry Hyaluronic Sheer Nude Hydra-Balm Lipstick in Bare Balm.
  • Sonam Kapoor
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    Kapoor's natural beauty is enough to leave us mesmerized. But the actress' gleaming gold eyeshadow, super long lashes and creamy pink lipstick takes things to a new level. Get a striking eye makeup look like this with Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish.

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