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The Twisted Half Bun at Charles Youssef Spring, Summer 2017


The Spring, Summer 2017 Charles Youssef show at New York Fashion week put an interesting twist on what is usually a highly exclusive event. Using virtual reality, the designer invited fashion and beauty fans from all walks of life to see how his collection was styled. This behind-the-scenes peek gave us a first look at the new must-have up-do by the legendary stylist Orlando Pita, New York Fashion Week Ambassador for TRESemmé.


To complement the delicate motifs and flowing romance of Youssef’s Spring, Summer collection, Pita worked with natural texture to create the half up, half down twisted bun. The relaxed vibes of this style were the perfect accessory for Youssef’s collection, but it’s also a great way to add a tousled edge to any laidback spring look.


Luckily you don’t need to be a top stylist to take this look from the catwalk to the street – here’s how to recreate it yourself.

  • 01
    A range of Tresemme products.

    STEP 1:

    Softness is the key to achieving a romantic finish. Start by washing your locks with TRESemmé Botanix Nourish and Replenish Shampoo and conditioner to help moisturize and smooth the hair shaft before styling.

  • 02
    A stylist holding a large section of a model's hair in their hands.

    STEP 2:

    Part your hair vertically down the center, then again horizontally from ear to ear. For now, pull the lower half of your hair into a pony to keep it in place.

  • 03
    A stylist's hands applying hair spray to a section of a model's plaited hair.

    STEP 3:

    Take the loose section of hair on one side and twist it back towards the center of your crown. Once you’re half-way through the twist, split your hair into two sections and then twist these strands around each other. Use a bobby pin to secure the completed twist, then repeat on the opposite side.

  • 04
    The hands of a stylist touching the back of a model's hair, fixing it into a thick plait.

    STEP 4:

    Once you’ve completed the other side, twist the two pulled back sections around each other to create a wide, flat bun. 

  • 05
    Model with a thick, loose plait and a stylist applying heat styling tongs to it.

    STEP 5:

    You can now free your hair from the low pony. Tip: Apply TRESemmé Heat Defense spray and create gentle 'S' waves using a flat iron if you need more movement. 

  • 06
    A model with her long dark hair in a twisted bun with a stylist applying hairspray to her hair.

    STEP 6:

    Tame any frizz with your favourite hair spray to complete an effortlessly chic look.

    What are you waiting for? Take this runway-ready style and make it your own by playing with the thickness of the bun and pulling out more strands – the more (un)done the better!


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