NYFW Get the Look: Mod Bohemian Braids at Rachel Zoe by Pepper Pastor

Designer Rachel Zoe’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection celebrated the jet-set style of the 1960s, a decade when travel was an excuse to dress chicly. Zoe’s combination of timeless shapes and tailored pieces are reflected in the makeup and hair that blend both the contemporary and the classic. "This season's hair stays true to the beauty of the 1960s,” said Zoe. “The low pony with a center part is polished and mod. But staying true to my love of bohemia, I also wanted to incorporate a braid element.” "

For the Spring 2015 presentation, L’Oréal Professionnel Artist Pepper Pastor took designer Zoe’s vision and created a soft pulled-back style with a braid made as the center of the look.

Get the Look:
1. Prep hair with L’Oréal Professionnel Densité to detangle and add thickness. Blow-dry smooth.

2. Create a vertical center part from the forehead to the top of the crown. Next, create a horizontal part spanning from ear-to-ear to create a front and back section. Both parts combined create a clean t-shape. Pull the back section into a low ponytail.

3. Divide the loose front section into four 2-inch sections two on each side; set aside the sections framing the face with clips to style at a later step.

4. With the remaining sections, one by each ear, apply L’Oréal Professionnel Expansion at the roots and create two cornrows and secure ends with elastic.

5. Undo the ponytail and spray at the roots of the ponytail with L’Oréal Professionnel Volumetry Root Spray; blow-dry if needed.

6. Re-secure ponytail and apply L’Oréal Professionnel Perfect Shimmer at the tail for shine. Flat iron.

7. Pull back both cornrows and pin the mid-section to the base of the ponytail, with the ends falling loosely over the tail.

8. Create a thin, 3-strand braid using the 2 cornrows and 1-inch section from the ponytail.

9. Unclip front sections set aside earlier and swoop down and over the ears above the tail and bobby pin to secure in place.

10. Hold style with L’Oréal Professionnel Infinium 3.

[Images courtesy of Bratskeir & Co.]

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