Backstage at TRESemmé Salon at NYFW

Miriam Herst | 12 September 2016

Four influencers, four killer styles.

The beauty haven sits tucked away up a small flight of stairs that looks out over the crowd at Moynihan Station, home to some of New York Fashion Week‘s biggest shows. Going backstage at TRESemmé Salon, we see the room quickly fill with the pre-show buzz, a steady hum of the chatter of NYFW attendees that includes celebrities, bloggers, editors and designers. The stylists in the salon included Yojanse Jimenez, Johanna Hrdz and Adam Cummings, among others, and they spent yesterday creating runway worthy-styles for top bloggers while using a lineup of TRESemmé’s best products. Follow along below for step-by-step instructions on how they created these awesome looks!

Trendy Looks Backstage at TRESemmé Salon for NYFW

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A teased ponytail edges up this braided look. Photo courtesy of Miriam Herst

1. Headband braid + ponytail

Johanna Hrdz created a sleek side braid on Kelly of Mimosas and Manhattan. The braid stretches from Kelly’s side part around to a teased ponytail that finishes off with a small strand of hair wrapped around the base. The braid starts with hair from an inch and a half back from the front of the head and continues down until it reaches about two inches below the ear. The trick to creating a braid with this much definition is first braiding it tightly and later pulling it apart, before adding it to the ponytail. A few blasts of TRESemme TRES Two Extra Hold Hairspray ensures both sleekness and hold for the top of the ponytail, and keeps the rest of the style budge-free during the imminent teasing and volumizing that later took place. Johanne added messy curls to the ponytail and finished by teasing the strands for full volume. Another mist of hairspray ensured the style would stay locked in place for the rest of the day.

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A fishtail gets more personality when pancaked. Photo courtesy of Miriam Herst

2. The fishtail milkmaid braid

Johanna also created a milkmaid-braided style for Ashley Aspinwall of Side Smile Stylewith the added twist of using fishtail braids over the classic three-strand plait. Both braids were created at the base of Ashley’s neck, pulled apart for texture and dimension and then overlapped up at the front and pinned into place. A few sprays of TRESemme TRES Two Extra Hold Hairspray provided the finishing touch.

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A teased high ponytail has a sassy ’80s vibe that’s totally on trend for the season. Photo courtesy of Miriam Herst

3. Unicorn-inspired 

Yojanse Jimenez created what he dubbed a unicorn-inspired style for Courtney of Mimosas and Manhattan. He secured a sleek-turned-teased ponytail dead center on the top of her head, wrapped a thick section of hair around the base and used the remaining hair in the back to create a spread-apart fishtail braid that extended halfway down this section. He secured the braid with a strand of Courtney’s own hair and teased the remaining half to balance out the volume on top. “When people come in I like to cater to their own aesthetic,” Yojanse says. “I ask them what they’re comfortable with and I enhance their style… for Fashion Week you want to play around, but you also want them to feel confident.”

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A few wisps soften the entire look. Photo courtesy of Miriam Herst

4. Fishtail updo

A fishtail updo takes a classy style to an edgy level. Adam Cummins created a low messy fishtail knot for Christie Ferrari by starting with a regular fishtail braid, pancaking it apart with his fingers and then arranging it in a folded zigzag shape before pinning it down. The result, secured with a mist of hairspray, is a chic and bohemian messy updo.

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