A model on the runway, with long dark brown hair, wearing a grey and white V-neck top

The Fluid Wave Fall/Winter 2016

Dancers were the inspiration behind the BCBG Max Azria show at New York Fashion Week AW16, so it makes sense that TRESemmé New York Fashion Week Ambassador Orlando Pita gave models hair with beautifully subtle movement. With locks that cascaded gently from imperfect partings, a hairstyle star was born: The Fluid Wave.

TRESemmé stylists perfectly choreographed hair to look charmingly haphazard, keeping it shiny and natural, with slight volume at the roots and tumbling texture throughout. And this windswept look worked wonderfully with the cosy fall feel of this show: its autumnal colour scheme, long coats, woolly knits and furry fabrics.

While the dance inspiration lent sparkle, stripes and a sportswear vibe to the collection, the hairstyle said ‘off-duty dancer who’s just undone her bun’ – a relaxed, casual look for downtime. On the street, one of our favourite fashion bloggers, Arielle Charnas of Something Navy, showed how this style can work with a more dressed-up look. The gentle waves and centre part echoed the BCBG runway, but her chic monochrome coat, over-the-knee boots and snowball pom-pom charm swinging from a classic handbag took this on-trend 'do' in a completely different direction.

However you want to wear it, The Fluid Wave is an easy look to achieve yourself. We recommend the TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume collection for creating the soft, natural texture needed. You’ll also need a blow dryer, soft bristle brush, and a one inch curling iron.

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    A blonde model's head and shoulders, with a stylist's applying mousse to it

    STEP 1:

    Start with the TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume reverse wash system. Yes, that’s right – you’ll condition first, then shampoo! TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Pre-Wash Conditioner will soften the hair, then TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Shampoo will wash away weight. Next apply a coin-sized amount of TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Maximizer to the roots and rough dry.

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    A stylist using curling tongs on a model's long, dark curly hair

    STEP 2:

    Twist random one-inch sections around your curling iron, starting two inches down from the roots and leaving the ends straight. You basically want to add movement to the mid-lengths only, to create an imperfect wave that doesn’t look too ‘done’. Then gently brush out those curls with a soft bristle brush.

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    A model's head and shoulders with a stylist applying spray to her long curly hair

    STEP 3:

    Finish your style with a spritz of TRESemmé Extra hold Hair spray – its no-stiffness or stickiness formula means that hair still moves and stays touchably soft.

    Add style sparkle to any look with this off-duty dancer-inspired 'do – you’re only three simple steps away!