LaQuan Smith Pony: Steps of The Sleek Updo From NYFW SS22

The hottest look from backstage at LaQuan Smith S/S 2022 with Lacy Redway.

NYFW kicked off and we were backstage with Lacy Redway for the LaQuan Smith show. The celebrity and TRESemmé global hairstylist created a sleek pony to embody every unique look from the collection.

The Laquan Smith pony from the designer’s Spring/Summer 2022 New York Fashion Week collection, is set to be one of the biggest hair trends this upcoming season!

Therefore, All Things Hair went backstage with global hairstylist Lacy Redway to show you how to achieve this gorgeous LaQuan Smith pony style from home!

Step 1: Start with Hair Mousse

LaQuan Smith Backstage hair
Start with mousse on clean hair. Photo by Nelly Ghansah – Backstage at LaQuan Smith S/S 2022

Start by applying TRESemmé Extra Hold Mousse and TRESemmé Flawless Curls Defining Cream throughout clean and dry hair to help define the natural texture of the hair and to help enhance the structure of the individual strands.

Step 2: Rough-Dry Hair

Ponytail Lenya Bloom Backstage at LaQuan Smith S/S 2022
Rough dry hair before the pony, Photo by Nelly Ghansah – Backstage at LaQuan Smith S/S 2022

Once the product is applied throughout the hair, rough dry hair with a hairdryer while adding a two-strand twist throughout the hair to further enhance the natural texture of the hair. For extra protection use, TRESemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray for extra hold when creating the inspired LaQuan Smith pony.

I wanted to merge a traditional, wavy hairstyle with a modern twist of baby hairs for the La Quan Smith show. The sleekness in his clothing aesthetic, along with the variety of fabrics and textures he uses inspired me to create this look. It’s a mixture of components of some classics we have seen in the past but modernizing it for the LaQuan Smith woman who sits on top of the world in her mind, as we do on one of the highest buildings in Manhattan.

Step 3: Hold the Pony

LaQuan Lenya Bloom Smith Backstage hair
Use a flatbrush for a sleek pony. Photo by Nelly Ghansah. Backstage at LaQuan Smith S/S 2022

Once completely dry, spray TRESemmé TRES TWO Extra Hold Hair Spray on a flat brush and scoop the hair into a ponytail. Then, tightly hold the pony with an elastic. This will help to create that sleek look for the pony – LaQuan Smith style!

Step 4: Sleek up the Pony Look

Leyna Bloom, Lacy Redway Backstage at LaQuan Smith S/S 2022
Sleek your pony in these short steps. Photo by Nelly Ghansah – Backstage at LaQuan Smith S/S 2022

Take a small strand from underneath the ponytail, spray it with TRESemmé TRES TWO Extra Hold Hair Spray.  Next, wrap it around the elastic to conceal it with the strand. Then, add a band around the front section of the hair to help lay the edges flat.

Step 5: Final Touches

Tracy Redway Backstage at LaQuan Smith S/S 2022
Disclaimer: this is the same hairstyle with a different model who had curls added for their final touches – this style can be touched up in a multitude of ways.  Photo by Nelly Ghansah Backstage at LaQuan Smith S/S 2022

For an added touch, add loose curls to each strand of the ponytail. Be sure to add some shine to your hair! Apply TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum on the ponytail for a finishing effect.

Will you be trying out this trendy pony from LaQuan Smith’s Spring/Summer 2022 New York Fashion Week collection? You should show us by tagging us @AllThingsHairUs. Also, for more New York Fashion Week hair inspiration, subscribe to our newsletter below!

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