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A model on the runway, with long dark brown hair, wearing a grey and white V-neck top.

The Fluid Wave Fall/Winter 2016


Dancers were the inspiration behind the BCBG Max Azria show at New York Fashion Week AW16, so it makes sense that TRESemmé New York Fashion Week Ambassador Orlando Pita gave models hair with beautifully subtle movement. With locks that cascaded gently from imperfect partings, a hairstyle star was born: The Fluid Wave.


TRESemmé stylists perfectly choreographed hair to look charmingly haphazard, keeping it shiny and natural, with slight volume at the roots and tumbling texture throughout. And this windswept look worked wonderfully with the cosy fall feel of this show: its autumnal colour scheme, long coats, woolly knits and furry fabrics.


While the dance inspiration lent sparkle, stripes and a sportswear vibe to the collection, the hairstyle said ‘off-duty dancer who’s just undone her bun’ – a relaxed, casual look for downtime.


On the street, one of our favourite fashion bloggers, Arielle Charnas of Something Navy, showed how this style can work with a more dressed-up look. The gentle waves and centre part echoed the BCBG runway, but her chic monochrome coat, over-the-knee boots and snowball pom pom charm swinging from a classic handbag took this on-trend 'do in a completely different direction.


However you want to wear it, The Fluid Wave is an easy look to achieve yourself. We recommend the TRESemmé Salon Silk collection for creating the soft, natural texture needed. You’ll also need a blow dryer, soft bristle brush, and a one inch curling iron.

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    24 Hour Body system used to create the look.

    STEP 1:

    Start with prepping the hair with TRESemmé Salon Silk Shampoo and Conditioner to eliminate frizz and soften the hair for ease. Next apply the TRESemmé Heat Defense Spray to protect the hair from heat and lightly blow dry.

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    A stylist using curling tongs on a model's long, dark curly hair.

    STEP 2:

    Twist random one-inch sections around your curling iron, starting two inches down from the roots and leaving the ends straight. You basically want to add movement to the mid-lengths only, to create an imperfect wave that doesn't look too ‘done’. Then gently brush out those curls with a soft bristle brush.

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    A model's head and shoulders with a stylist applying spray to her long curly hair.

    STEP 3:

    Finish your style with a spritz of your favourite Hair spray – its no-stiffness or stickiness formula means that hair still moves and stays touchably soft.

    Add style sparkle to any look with this off-duty dancer-inspired 'do – you’re only three simple steps away!


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