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The Personalized Wave as seen at Monse SS17

Do you yearn for soft waves but are never able to find the right style to suit your hair? Help is finally here – a huge trend at the SS17 New York Fashion Week was the personalized wave, which is all about embracing and enhancing your individual hair type for your best waves yet.

Backstage, TRESemmé New York Fashion Week ambassador and legendary hair stylist Orlando Pita worked with a huge range of different haircuts and textures at the Monse SS17 show. Pita translated the designer’s deconstructed, seductive collection into a variety of different hair looks for the models – long hair was styled with the classic boho middle parting, shorter looks with more texture for an androgynous finish, and there were even some graphic fringes here and there for a tougher edge. Pita concentrated on not forcing a style on any of the different haircuts, and instead taking an organic approach to celebrate what made each model unique – perfectly capturing the Monse aesthetic and this hair trend.

On the street, style setters everywhere were rocking the ‘I woke up like this’ wave, where soft waves had an imperfect finish for an effortless result. Ready to find your own personalized wave? Here’s a handy step-by-step guide from Pita himself.

Meanwhile, on the street, style setters everywhere were rocking the ‘I woke up like this’ look, where wavy hair had an imperfect finish for an effortless result. Ready to find your own Personalized Wave? Here’s a step-by-step guide from Pita himself.

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    A model with her damp, long brown hair being sprayed with product by a stylist just out of shot

    STEP 1:

    It’s best to start with freshly washed hair, so you can layer up the products to achieve the perfect texture for your hair. Lightly cleanse and condition with the TRESemmé Botanique Nourish and Replenish Shampoo and Conditioner, to help restore moisture and smooth out strands without weighing your hair down. Then, working in small sections, mist TRESemmé Perfectly (un)Done Sea Salt Spray all the way from root to tip. With sea kelp extract, this non-sticky product helps infuse the hair with texture.

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    A stylist holding a blow dryer to a section of a model's damp hair

    STEP 2:

    Blow dry on low heat to avoid frizz, running your fingers through as you go to separate the strands and enhance your own individual texture.

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    A stylist holding a tube of product and squeezing it into his hands ready to apply to a model's hair

    STEP 3:

    Next run a small (quarter-sized) amount of TRESemmé TRES TWO Extra Hold Gel evenly through your hair, to create hold and body without stiffness.

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    A stylist applying curling tongs to a section of a model's hair with a photographer in the background

    STEP 4:

    Time to style. Separate your hair into large sections, and wrap each loosely around a 1-inch barrel curling tong – this will create a soft wave. Loosen with your fingers and pump up at the roots for movement.

    Mist over a lightweight hair spray to secure the look for the day ahead. TRESemmé Ultra Fine Mist Non Aerosol Hair Spray provides fully flexible hold that’s also humidity-resistant. And there you have it, the easy way to achieve your own unique take on effortless waves, every day. Don’t be afraid to experiment and tailor this regime to suit your own, individual texture – simply layer up your favourite products together for the perfect finish. 


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