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The Twisted Punk Braid Fall/Winter 2016

Designer Lubov Azria added a punk twist to classic Hervé Léger bodycon shapes for New York Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2016, so what better hairstyle to send models down the runway with than a look we like to call the Twisted Punk Braid?

This imperfect, punky plait with tumbling natural texture is your ticket to a punk-inspired ‘do - and we love its subtle romance, too. With one side tightly twisted tightly and the other left in loose waves, it’s a structured-meets-soft style that perfectly echoed the Hervé Léger AW16 collection’s edgy yet feminine details – think studs, frayed edges, rivets and eyelets. A statement-making hairstyle for a standout show? We think so.

TRESemmé New York Fashion Week Ambassador, Orlando Pita, describes the Twisted Punk Braid as the ultimate look for women to wear, to “channel their inner tomboy”, making it a great go-to for a casual street style. If you want a more elegant, office-appropriate look, wear double French braids by day, then simply let one side out to create a similar asymmetric, off-duty style.

Since no punk wants to look polished, TRESemmé Perfectly (un)Done is the ideal product collection for creating wavy texture that doesn’t look too try-hard. Get this gorgeously grungy look in six simple steps below.

  • 01
    A model with long, dark, wavy hair in a parting and someone styling it with a hair brush

    STEP 1:

    Prepare hair with TRESemmé Perfectly (un)Done Shampoo and Conditioner – the lightweight formulas won’t weigh your hair down and will prep your tresses perfectly for styling. Apply a small amount of TRESemmé Perfectly (un)Done Wave Creating Sea Foam to the roots, then rough-dry your hair to help enhance its natural texture.

  • 02
    Someone's hands fastening a model's long, dark, wavy hair into tight braids

    STEP 2:

    Create a rough deep side part (remember: precision doesn't matter here!), then start your twisted side braid. You’ll want to plait and twist from your forehead to the nape of your neck, keeping your twists nice and tight for a braid that sits close to the head.

  • 03
    A stylist fixing a model's long, dark, wavy hair into a tight braid

    STEP 3:

    Secure the braid at the bottom with a small elastic and pin at the neck.

  • 04
    A model with her hair up in a clasp and a stylist applying curling tongs to a section of it

    STEP 4:

    If your hair isn’t naturally wavy, make waves in the rest of the hair using a curling tong, letting them fall over one shoulder and down your back, concealing the end of your braid.

    Finish with a spritz of TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hairspray for touchable hold.

    Ready to plait your way to a cool, casual look with the Twisted Punk Braid? Now all you need is the ultimate accessory: attitude.


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