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The Downtown Wave Fall/Winter 2016

The Downtown Wave was the perfect cool-casual hairstyle to complement the deconstructed feel of the Monse FW16 show at New York Fashion Week. Orlando Pita, TRESemmé New York Fashion Week Ambassador, described this style as “celebrating individuality through natural texture and soft lines,” a sentiment echoed in the crushed velvet, puffball pinstripes and satin shirtdresses sent down the Monse runway.

Tailoring with a twist was a key theme running through this collection – where workwear and eveningwear merged to unique effect – and these undone waves, worn with a side-swept part, kept the look edgy and imperfect. Messy movement through the lengths makes this an easy hairstyle to take from catwalk to casual, resulting in wavy hair that looks effortlessly cool. All you need is a blow dryer and a flat iron to wave goodbye to try-hard tresses. Here’s how to get the undone waves from Monse FW16.

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    A model with her hair in a clip and a stylist's hands appling mousse to a section of it

    STEP 1:

    The paraben-free TRESemmé Botanique collection is the perfect partner for this natural-looking hairstyle, so start with TRESemmé Botanique Nourish and Replenish Shampoo and Conditioner for hair that looks its best. To help control your curls apply a quarter-sized amount of TRESemmé TRES Two Extra Firm Control Mousse to the roots and rough dry.

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    A close up of the back of a model's head with a stylist's hand running through it

    STEP 2:

    Part your hair wherever you prefer and use a flat iron to create loose, casual waves. You’ll need to twist your flat iron as you work down your hair, first one way, then the other, along one inch sections to create those cool, imperfect S bends down the hair shaft.

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    The back of a model's head with a section of her long dark hair in hot irons

    STEP 3:

    Spray with TRESemmé TRES Two Extra Firm Control Hair spray to hold your hairstyle, and gently break waves apart using your fingers.

    Finish your style with a spritz of TRESemmé Botanique Nourish and Replenish Hydrating Mist for weightless moisture and natural-looking healthy shine.

    Cooler than curls and with a don’t-care attitude, these undone waves radiate casual confidence, whatever you wear them with.

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