Karlie Kloss AMAs 2016: Model Stuns in Classic High Ponytail and Oversized Eyelashes

Karlie Kloss
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Supermodel and former Victoria’s Secret Angel, Karlie Kloss, once again stunned audiences and fans at the 2016 American Music Awards on Sunday night with her gorgeous, yet classic high ponytail and simple makeup.

Prior to the show, both Karlie Kloss and her hairstylist for the evening, Jen Atkin, posted photos showing off the 24-year-old’s simple but beautiful look on Instagram. The high ponytail may look like it was easy to accomplish and pull off, but a lot of work went into making this look seem effortless.

To begin the glamorous hair transformation, Jen dampened Karlie’s hair and smoothed it out with Ouai Wave Spray, then she blow dried and flat ironed her hair to perfection. Next, Jen added extensions to Karlie’s hair to make it look fuller and longer than it actually is.

She used Rita Hazan Root Concealer to cover up Karlie’s pesky roots and smoothed away any extra flyaway hairs with Ouai Hair Oil. Then, to set Karlie’s hair and make sure it stayed perfect all through the night, she added hairspray to the mix. Last but not least, she added one final touch: a plain, yet elegant black cloth around the elastic band.

To complement Karlie Kloss’ lovely, elegant, and chic hairstyle for the evening, her makeup artist, Beau Nelson, went for an equally simple yet graceful appearance. His job must have been very seamless, however, because he already had a stunningly flawless blank canvas to work with.

In fact, all he had to do was accentuate Karlie Kloss’ natural beauty, and he certainly succeeded with this particular creation. For Karlie Kloss’ makeup, Beau very lightly highlighted her cheekbones to make them pop. Then he added long, thick eyelashes to accentuate and bring out her doe-y, hazel eyes. To top it all off, he completed the entire ensemble with a glowing, shimmery nude lip.

Kloss’s Outfit

Karlie Kloss’ beautiful new cosmetic makeover, coupled with the strikingly gorgeous asymmetrical Versace gown that displayed her endless legs, was the perfect classy and chic look for the evening. The dress itself was like a work of art and fit her figure flawlessly.

The eye-catching and attention-grabbing dress featured an oval-shaped opening in the back; a long, flowing black skirt on one side; a short, thigh-high silver skirt on the other side; and a full, black sleeve on the right arm, leaving the left arm sleeveless and completely exposed. This is an outfit that only a couture queen can pull off, which is why it was completely appropriate for someone of Karlie Kloss’ stamina in the realm of high fashion.

She absolutely turned heads at the 2016 AMAs with her overall show stopping appearance. The gorgeous supermodel held her own that night as she made her rounds throughout the room, mingling with Chrissy Teigan, being photographed with Lady Gaga, taking selfies with Olivia Munn, and sharing cutesy exchanges with singer Rachel Platten. All in all, it looks like Karlie Kloss really enjoyed herself at the glamorous star-studded event, and we hope to see more of her in the near future!


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