Blake Lively聽embodied a golden goddess on the 2017 Met Gala red carpet. While we鈥檙e pretty sure that copying her聽plunging Atelier Versace gown with a blue feathered train might be fairly difficult to achieve, her hairstyle isn鈥檛.

And thanks to hairstylist Rod Ortega, who鈥檚 dishing on how he created Lively鈥檚 mega ponytail, we can get the look at home. 鈥淭he dress was so beautiful, colorful, and detailed, we wanted a look that complemented it rather than competed with it,鈥 Ortega told Brit + Co. 鈥淎n edge to a classic pony with a creative approach to texture accomplished just that.鈥

Ortega says to begin聽with damp hair and blow] it out with a flat brush before straightening with an iron (he prefers聽the T3 SinglePass Luxe Flat Iron聽[$180]).

Here鈥檚 where the fun starts. 鈥淔or the first (top) pony, I pulled up the top half of the hair, ending that section right above the ears and secured with an elastic,鈥 Ortega said. 鈥淚 then pulled up the rest of the hair into a second pony, directly underneath the first and secured with an elastic.鈥

Next, he took a small section of the hair from the ponytail, wrapped it around the elastic, and secured it with bobby pins. To create that unmistakeable (and oh-so retro) crimp for texture, Ortega used his trusty聽T3 SinglePass Compact Flat Iron聽($89) to bend the hair. For an effect like Lively鈥檚, start at the top of the pony and bend the iron four times in an S-shape pattern; then leave 1.5 inches and move down the聽hair, and add another four聽bends until you鈥檝e reached the end. Spray L鈥橭real Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray ($11) all over, and you鈥檙e good to go!

So, who鈥檚 going to recreate this look at home? Tweet us @BritandCo.

(Photos via聽John Shearer, Dia Dipasupil,聽Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty)