When Fashion Week is the topic of conversation, we’re usually chatting about the clothes coming down the runway, the street style, the after-parties, the lack of sleep, the chaotic affairs of our apartments, etc. But have we talked about how freaking hard it is to pull yourself out of bed after 4 hours and make yourself look photo-ready, just in case Bill Cunningham is outside of Lincoln Center waiting to snap your photo? #agirlcandream (Actually, he did snap a photo of Hallie and I in September, but obviously that never surfaced anywhere…)
By day 3, getting up and getting ready is already challenging for me. It kind of starts to feel like Groundhog Day… Get up, get ready, get dressed, get a cab to Lincoln Center. And since I’m prone to oversleeping during Fashion Week, I’ve learned to get ready in a pinch.
My pull-yourself-together-quickly strategies revolve around one magical product – dry shampoo. Given enough dry shampoo, I’m pretty sure I could run the world. I hate washing my hair for a lot of reasons – 1, it takes time; 2, my hair takes for-ev-er to dry; and 3, dry shampoo truly helps give that fresh look & feel from washing, but provides that extra texture for styling.
As you can probably tell, I pretty much only wear my hair straight or curly. If I have the time, I curl it. And if I don’t, I let it dry naturally and it gets pretty close to straight. I’ve tried to ditch the flatiron completely. I would love to branch out more, but the truth is – I am terrible at doing different things to my hair. But in honor of Fashion Week and looking at things in a fresh, new way – I went to the experts.
On Day 3 of NYFW, I swung by the TRESemmé’s Trend Bar & Salon at the tents and talked to TRESemmé stylist, Tyler Laswell, to get some ideas for quick & easy styles that are perfect for Fashion Week! He showed me one way to get that messy I-didn’t-try-very-hard up-do and it truly only took about 10 minutes.
Here’s how to get the look at home:
1. If you’re skipping a wash, grab your trusty TRESemmé Fresh Start Dry Shampoo. I especially like TRESemmé’s new Fresh Start Renewing Dry Shampoo infused with Mineral Clay, to refresh and give my hair a lil’ pick-me-up.
2. Create two low ponytails at the base of your head. Begin fishtail braiding each ponytail and secure with a clear elastic at the end.
3. Pin up both fishtails in whichever organic way your hair moves and secure with bobby pins. Tyler criss-crossed my fishtail braids and left some end pieces out for a natural, undone not-too-polished look.
4. Finish off by misting TRESemmé 24 Hour Body Finishing Spray for a flexible hold all day!
For more hairstyle inspiration and how-to’s inspired by Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, head over to www.youtube.com/TRESemme!
Photos by Hallie Wilson
This post is sponsored by TRESemmé, a product by Unilever.