Runway Hairstyles Made Easy: Justine Marjan Spills Her Tips & Tricks

Alyssa François | 12 September 2018

Justine explains it all.

Ever tried asking one of your favorite hairstylists a few tips on everyday looks, or inquire about how you can emulate runway hairstyles at home, only for them to suggest that you book an appointment instead? This isn’t something that TRESEmmé Global Stylist Justine Marjan believes in. At TRESemmé’s Personal Style Panel and Styling Masterclass with Justine Marjan moderated by Rocky Barnes, Justine explains, “I use my social media to connect with people, I always reply to DMs [direct messages]. I’m very open about my process. I always like to share, inspire and educate.”

Since we also believe sharing is caring, and we want you to put your best hair flip forward, we’re sharing Justine’s tips with you. Read on to learn how you can create two of Justine’s favorite hairstyles using her hairstyling secrets:



Runway Hairstyles: Justine Marjan’s Hairstyling Secrets



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Justine using the toothbrush trick for final touches. Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for TRESemmé

How to Create the Easy Sleek High Bun, Justine Marjan’s Way

To achieve any ponytail or bun hairstyle, it’s as simple as pulling your hair into an updo. However, when it comes to creating popular runway hairstyles like the sleek, high ponytail or bun, there are some tricks you need to implement into the routine. Who knew splitting hair into two sections helps you create the sleekest ponytail of them all? Sectioning off the top half of the hair (from ear to ear, as if creating a half-up ponytail), then fashioning that upper section into a bun first, helps give you better grip. The next step is just brushing up the bottom section and incorporating it into your upper half-updo.

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Sleek and chic. Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for TRESemmé

“Creating two sections creates control,” says Justine. After creating the bun, Justine sprayed TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Extend Hold Level 4 onto a toothbrush and brushed the hair to remove any visible hair parts and to help tame down any flyaways.

TRESemmé COMPRESSED MICRO MIST HAIRSPRAY EXTEND HOLD LEVEL 4
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Justine gave inside tips on how to create runway styles like this one from Nonie SS ’19. Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for TRESemmé

Secrets to Creating the Nonie NYFW S/S 2019 Runway Hairstyle

Justine also recreated the runway look updo she did backstage for Nonie. “The key to getting this look super sleek, I have the model tilt her head back slightly so that when I’m done securing the elastic and she tilts her head forward, it stays in place,” Justine explains.

“The key to getting this look super sleek, I have the model tilt her head back slightly so that when I’m done securing the elastic and she tilts her head forward, it stays in place,” Justine explains.

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Runway hairstyles made easy. Try this ponytail at home! Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for TRESemmé

To create the look, Justine split the length of the ponytail in half and created a brick-lay pattern. If you’re creating this at home on your own, use a hair clip to keep one half of your ponytail away while you work on the other. To set the look, Justine also used TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Extend Hold Level 4.