The Chic Bow as seen at Carolina Herrera SS17
To celebrate 35 years of the brand, Carolina Herrera’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection at New York Fashion Week brought back retro-inspired metallics, denim and gingham patterns for her glamorous and discerning Upper East Side clientele. And what says high-end sophistication more than a faultless half up-do? Once again Herrera’s impeccable style was complemented by a sleek and polished look by legendary TRESemmé New York Fashion Week Ambassador Orlando Pita.
Following on from his iconic sumo-knot-inspired look from SS15, Pita created a chic flat bow for spring 2017, where super shiny locks were woven into neat, hidden ties for a sleek half up-do. It’s an origami hairstyle that’s all about tailored elegance. Here’s how to perfect the chic bow for some serious Upper East Side sophistication.
Step 1: A moisturized mane is essential for achieving the glass-like finish. Cleanse with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner for smooth-feeling locks ready to be styled. Then work in a small amount of TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Activated Ttreatment from mid-lengths to ends before blow drying your hair straight using a round bristle brush.
Step 2: Run your flat iron over your hair, brushing out any kinks or stray hairs first as needed. Make a deep side parting, then comb your hair back.
Step 3: Taking a two-inch section from just above your ear, sweep it across to the opposite side and fix it to a small section of your hair with a small clear elastic band. Then repeat this on the opposite side.
Step 4: Now tuck the hair bands under the 'bow' on each side to keep them hidden. Tip: use bobby pins to tuck in the remaining hair and secure in place.
Step 5: Smooth any remaining flyaways with a soft bristle brush, then finish the look with TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hairspray.
And voilà! You’re ready to step out with the crème de la crème of New York’s finest.