New York Fashion Week is in full swing! And besides the fashion, there are plenty of hairstyles to lust after, like this Regal Fishtail Braid seen on the models at Christian Siriano’s Fall/Winter 2013 presentation. Aveda’s Global Creative Director, Antoinette Beenders, came up with the looks. Here is what she has to say:
“This collection is inspired by the golden age of Russian Opera and Saint Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre. The clothing is rich and opulent so we designed a sophisticated, feminine look to properly complement it. From the front, the look has a lovely roundness. The braids at the back evoke refinement and glamour, reminiscent of a Russian Girl dressed for an evening at the opera.”
Although it was shown on the fall runways, braids are virtually seasonless and would look great incorporated into your spring or summer looks. If you’d like to give it a try, here’s a quick hairstyle tutorial so you can get the Regal Fishtail Braid by Aveda seen at Christian Siriano’s show.
- Prep hair with Aveda Pure Abundance Style Prep and blowdry straight. Create a center part using a tail comb.
- Make an inverted fishtail braid on each side of the head. Start at the crown and work your way to the back of the ear. Secure the end of each braid with an elastic band.
- Tame flyaways with Aveda by Aveda Air Control Hair Spray . Gently massage braids to add some fullness.
- Fold the braids over one another across the back of the head, just above the nape so that they crisscross. Secure with bobby pins and tuck loose ends underneath. Finish with hairspray!
Do you have any favorite hair looks from New York Fashion week yet?
Stay tuned for more hair and beauty tutorials inspired by the trends seen at New York Fashion Week!
Photos: Jon Gurinsky for Aveda