The single braid is BACK. At least that was the case here in New York. I mean, just checkout Donna Karen, Peter Som or even Suno. My favorite though, was at Tome.
“The inspiration behind the look at TOME is a combination of strong Indian influences throughout the collection as well as the intricacy and detail in the pleating of some of the key looks. We wanted to mimic that and create a look reminiscent of traditional Indian hair, while also keeping it in line with the chic, effortless and slightly unexpected finishes of TOME. With a fine balance between polished and effortless flyaway, we have created a look that is a sophisticated compliment to the collection while still being wearable to the consumer,” explained Lauren McCowan, Hair Director. Used used Evo Haircare backstage, a line that I am very much looking forward to getting to know.
Interested in getting the look? I thought so…
Step 1: Spray hair down with any blow-out spray designed to add fullness and texture. Backstage at Tome, stylists used Evo Mister Fantastic Blowout Spray. I personally love Bumble and Bumble Thickening Spray. Dry into hair with a Mason Pearson type brush for polish and texture. It’s really the best brush.
Step 3: Set a flat iron, like Amika Glam Styling Tool, to 150 degrees and straighten large horizontal sections of the hair to create a smooth texture. Put a slight bevel on the ends but not a curl.
Step 4: Using your Mason Pearson, brush hair into the palm of the hands at the nape of the neck. Tuck hair behind the ear.
Step 5: Begin a fishtail braid and be sure to keep braid tight at the nape of the neck.
Step 6: Continue down the length of the hair, keeping fishtail braid tight and flat. Secure at ends with a thin elastic band and wrap a small piece of hair around the elastic to hide and secure. Set band of hair with Alterna “Caviar Anti-Aging” Working Hair Spray for finish.
The final result should be a polished braid with soft flyaway pieces that looks effortless and modern.