A model with long, wavy brown hair, thick eyebrows and a nose ring

The Personalized Wave as seen at Monse SS17

Do you yearn for soft waves but can never find the right style to suit your hair? Help is finally at hand – a huge trend at the Spring/Summer 2017 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, instead taking an organic approach and celebrating 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. 

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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 locks. Lightly cleanse and condition with TRESemme Platinum Strength Shampoo and Conditioner to help prep your hair for styling and protect it against breakage. 

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

    STEP 2:

    Blow dry on a 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 applying a curling iron to a section of a model's hair with a photographer in the background

    STEP 3:

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

    Mist over a lightweight hairspray to secure the look for the day ahead. TRESemmé Extra Hold Hairspray provides all-over 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 regimen to suit your own, individual texture – simply layer up your favorite products together for the perfect finish.