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The back of a female model's head. Her long brown hair is gathered into a large chic bow.

The Chic Bow as seen at Carolina Herrera SS17

To celebrate 35 years of the brand, the Carolina Herrera 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 up hair bow? 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 half up hair bow, where super shiny locks were woven into neat, hidden ties for a sleek finish. It’s an origami hairstyle that’s all about tailored elegance. Here’s how to perfect the chic bow from Carolina Herrera SS17 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 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 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. 

  • 02
    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 Botanique Damage Recovery Oil Elixir 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. 

  • 04
    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 TRES TWO Extra Hold Hair spray.

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

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