A model with the hair up in two sections at the back like a bow


The Chic Bow as seen at Carolina Herrera SS17

To celebrate 35 years of the brand, Carolina Herrera’s SS17 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 updo? 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 updo. 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.

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    A model with her hair held in place with a clip and a stylist applying product to it

    STEP 1:

    A moisturised 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 Weightless Shine Serum from mid-lengths to ends – one pump into your palm will do – before blow-drying your hair straight using a round bristle brush.

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    A model with a parting and a stylist about to apply some product to her hair with a comb

    STEP 2:

    Run your flat iron over your hair, brushing out any kinks or stray hairs first as needed. Then spritz on TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Oil for healthy-looking shine without heaviness. Make a deep side parting, then comb your hair back. 

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    A stylist tying two sections of a model's hair together at the back of her head

    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. 

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    A stylist's hands tying sections of a model's hair together with the help of a bobby pin

    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.

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    A stylist applying spray to a model's hair with other models and stylists in the background

    STEP 5:

    Smooth any remaining flyaways with a soft bristle brush, then finish the look with TRESemmé Extra Hold Hairspray.

    And voilà! You’re ready to step out with the crème de la crème of New York’s finest.