We’re no strangers to the glamorous femininity at the Carolina Herrera show for New York Fashion Week—in fact, we expect nothing less. For Fall/Winter 2017, the renowned womenswear designer kept it true to form with sleek silhouettes, electro-pleated ruffles and charming pussy-bow details on her trademark crisp white tees—all accentuated by what was probably the chicest, cleanest, most uptown-looking deep side part ponytail we’ve seen yet.
Backstage, TRESemmé‘s Global Stylist Odile Gilbert whipped the team into shape with a few choice words: “The key to this look is to create smooth and shiny hair, without it looking oily, for a chic and sophisticated style.” Read on for a step-by-step breakdown of how they achieved these red carpet-worthy ponies:
Get the Look: Deep Side Part Ponytail at Carolina Herrera F/W 2017
Step 1: Start in the shower.
Step 2: Use (heat) protection!
Coat hair all over with a thermal protectant, such as TRESemmé Get Sleek Heat Protection Spray, to help shield strands during heat styling. Blow-dry entire head until your hair is 90% dry.
Step 3: Create your part.
Create your deep side part ponytail by using a rat-tail or fishtail comb to part your hair a few inches above one ear. Comb thoroughly towards the other side to fully detangle and smoothen hair down, then iron hair in sections with a straightening iron to ensure the entire head is pin-straight. Ed’s tip: If you can, clamp hair straight in paper-thin sections for more even, flawlessly straight results.
Step 4: Tame down the frizzies on your base.
A styling product applied to the roots, like TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Hair Maximizer, helps tame any flyaways or halo frizz for a sleeker pony. Next, tilt your chin down to better gather hair at the nape for your low ponytail. Secure hair at your nape with a hair elastic.
Step 5: Shine on.
Amp up the shine with a careful dabbing of TRESemmé Botanique Damage Recovery Oil Elixir to your base and lengths. This helps give your deep side part ponytail that enviable mirror-like, paparazzi-friendly shine.
Step 6: Shield it from the elements.
Finish off with a light coating of hairspray (we like the non-sticky finish of TRESemmé TRES Two Extra Firm Hold Hairspray) to keep everything in place and protected from sudden winter flurries once you step outside. Done!
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