Over the last few months, we've had our eyes trained on a rising star in the hair industry-Los Angeles-based hairstylist Carly Walters. We're banking on Walters becoming the next big name in hair, and to accelerate her rise to the top, we partnered with TRESemmГ© to send her to work her first-ever runway show at New York Fashion Week. To arm her with everything she needs to know on The Road to #TRESNYFW, we introduced Walters to four TRESemmГ© stylists who will mentor her, collaborate with her on a hairstyle (that you voted for on Instagram), and share tricks of the trade for getting through such a high-pressure, high-energy work environment. Be sure to check back for regular updates on Carly's journey, and enjoy the ride!
Apparently everyone is getting married this year. We're a little more than halfway through 2018, and we've already been to more weddings than we can count on one hand. These aren't all local either-we're basically living out of our suitcases, ICYWW, and racking up plenty of frequent flyer miles. We're thinking you guys can relate, so we're giving you one less thing to worry about.
After polling our followers on IG, we knew you were in need of the perfect summer wedding 'do, and TRESemmГ© stylist Tyler Laswell came through with this low-key updo. вЂњI'm constantly thinking of the silhouette and shape-I want it to be beautiful from all the way around, not just from one side,вЂќ he explains of his creation, adding that he hopes Walters will learn and exercise the skill throughout her journey. Okay, let's get to itвЂ¦CLIQUE STUDIOS
While you can do this style on dry hair, an intricate hairstyle often works better when hair has some moisture to it. (This is especially true if your hair is stick-straight and slippery.) вЂњI like working with TRESemmГ© TWO Strong Hold Hair Gel ($5) because it gives the hair grip and hold,вЂќ says Laswell. Squeeze a dime-size amount into your hands; then run them through your hair. You can also blow-dry the gel in to give a smooth, shiny finish. вЂњIt doesn't need to be a smooth blowout,вЂќ says Walters. вЂњJust a rough dry will do.вЂќCLIQUE Studios
Once your hair is prepped and ready to go, split it into four ponytails directly above the nape of your neck, using small elastics to secure them. The less hair you have, the fewer ponies you may need. The more hair (or the thicker hair) you have, the more you may need.CLIQUE Studios
Looking at your ponytails fromВ left to right, divide your second and fourth ponies in half.В Join these halves together with an elastic over top of your third pony. Next, take the fourth pony and tuck it under the two you just joined. Continue splitting and weaving the ponytails together until you reach the left side of your head. Then tuck the ends under and secure them with a pin. Laswell also suggest going through and making the loops more prominent: вЂњTo get hair fluffy, you want to grab the edges to fanВ itВ out for a loose, loopy look.вЂќCLIQUE Studios
Now that you've put the work in, set everything in place. вЂњTRESemmГ© Compressed Micro-Mist Hair Sprays ($5) are numbered with different levels, so they're ultra-versatile. The different levels of hold allow you to layer them as needed,вЂќ says Laswell. вЂњSometimes I'll start with a Level 1 and work my way up to stronger holds, so you don't get that sticky, heavy feeling. Here I used Level 2, because it gives you hold without the stiffness.вЂќ вЂњOkay, so I'm going to concentrate spraying Level 2В on the looped area,вЂќ agrees Walters.CLIQUE Studios
There you have it-the ultimate hairstyle to wear for any summer wedding. Whether you're a guest or walking down the aisle yourself, this look is just as stunning as it is easy.
Want more hair advice? Stay tuned as more TRESemmГ© stylists offer up their tips and tricks for Carly to master on The Road to #TRESNYFW.
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Photographer:В James Houston
Hair:В Tyler LaswellВ andВ Carly Walters
Makeup:В Gloria Noto
Stylist: Christian Stroble
Prop Stylist: Carl DoveВ В
Model:В Judith Jones