Backstage Beauty Tips From Hervé Léger Spring 2016

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Fashion brand Hervé Léger premiered their Spring 2016 collection this past weekend at New York Fashion Week, but we are even more obsessed with the hair and makeup as we are with the clothes. While backstage, we learned some serious tips and tricks from the professionals and partners at TRESemmé and ZOYA, from how to create the perfect braided crown ponytail to getting a clean, polished manicure.

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“It’s the 30th anniversary of Hervé Léger so we’re embracing a new direction with a more organic quality in our handwork and elements of nature incorporated into the collection,” said Hervé Léger Chief Creative Officer Lubov Azria. “We wanted to collaborate with Orlando [Pita] on a softer braid and really play with texture more than we have before.”

“It’s a new, softer look for our Hervé Léger girl this season,” explained Orlando Pita, New York Fashion Week Ambassador for TRESemmé. “She’s still creating a strong statement with the braid, but we’ve played with making this more relaxed with purposely pulled out with loose pieces that frame her face and create beautiful movement when she walks.”

Below, Orlando Pita gives us some tips on how to recreate this beautiful look!

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: A model walks the runway wearing Herve Leger by Max Azria Spring 2016 during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at The Arc, Skylight at Moynihan Station on September 12, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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What You’ll Need:
Blow dryer, round bristle brush, small elastics

TRESemmé Products Used: 
Perfectly (un)Done Shampoo and Conditioner, Runway Max The Volume Root Lifting Cream, and Perfectly (un)Done Ultra Brushable Hold Hair Spray.

Directions:
Step 1: Start by washing your hair using Perfectly (un)Done Shampoo and Conditioner and towel dry.
Step 2:  Apply Runway Max The Volume Root Lifting Cream from the roots to ends and blow dry with a round bristle brush.
Step 3: Create a deep side part and then starting from the crown, begin French braiding down across the forehead. Feed hair from underneath so the braid is raised up and let a few strands of hair fall onto the forehead to create additional texture.
Step 4: Secure the braid into a low pony at the nape of the neck with a small elastic and pull over your shoulder.
Step 5: Finish the look by spraying Perfectly (un)Done Ultra Brushable Hold Hair Spray for light hold.

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