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Model with long, dark, bouffant-style hair wearing heavy black eyeliner

The Bardot Bouffant Autumn/Winter 2016

Runway hair went retro for the À Moi AW16 New York Fashion Week show, with TRESemmé Ambassador Christopher Naselli creating a trio of iconic 50s, 60s and 70s styles to complement the high necks, flared trousers and crochet knits in this cool, casual collection.

The TRESemmé 1960s Bardot Bouffant is teased high at the crown and then pulled back into a low pony. It exudes effortless glamour while being perfectly practical for the modern woman who’s always on the go. Think sexy 60s volume with a fresh twist!

À Moi models wore edgy under-the-eye black liner and textured ponytails to mix in a modern vibe, but we spied a more polished version of this brilliant bouffant backstage. Our street style inspiration wore her smooth and soft-looking 60s pony with a smoky eye, red lips and black and white Breton style stripes – a classic combo that emulates an iconic, cosmopolitan French look. 

Despite looking professionally put together, this sexed-up low pony is a quick and easy style to achieve with just a few tools and the TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume collection. Here’s how:

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    A model seated with her hair in a parting and a stylist holding her hair and a blow-dryer

    STEP 1:

    Start with the back-to-front wash! Yes, that’s right – wash your hair in reverse order, using TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Pre-Wash Conditioner to soften the hair, followed by TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Shampoo to wash away weight. Then apply an amount approximately the size of a 10p coin of TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Hair Maximiser to the roots and rough-dry. This will help you achieve that lovely bouffant lift and voluptuous volume.

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    A stylist lifting up a section of a model's hair and back-combing it

    STEP 2:

    Use your teaser to back-comb hair from the crown – the bigger, the better for a stand-out movie star look!

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    A stylist working through a section of a model's hair with a long tail comb

    STEP 3:

    Sweep hair across the forehead and gather into a practical low ponytail. An embellished elastic will add extra interest – we spotted sleek and shiny metallic details on the runway.

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    A model with long, dark hair and heavy black eyeliner, with a stylist applying hairspray to it

    STEP 4:

    Finish with TRESemmé Ultimate Hold Hairspray for touchable hold – et voilà, a voluminous style inspired by one of the world’s favourite French fashion icons!

    You don’t have to be a movie star or a model to rock a Bardot Bouffant – this sexy swept-back style brings out the starlet in every woman.


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