Models hit the Creatures of Comfort runway at New York Fashion Week with a Frida Kahlo-inspired “creature of comfort” braided pony by Joseph DiMaggio, lead stylist and Master Session Ambassador for Davines North America.
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According to lead stylist DiMaggio, the inspiration for the braided low pony updo came from the notion of sophisticated comfort and a little influence from Frida Kahlo, a style icon that influenced the Creatures of Comfort Spring/Summer 2017 collection.
DiMaggio notes that the goal here was to combine elements of comfort and elevated style, with just a hint of Frida Kahlo’s signature braids. This led DiMaggio to create the unique look of a clean and modern folded braided pony.
Get the look: Joseph DiMaggio’s step-by-step guide
- Part damp hair at the center and prep with a generous amount of blowdry primer.
- While blowdrying the hair, direct the roots back to smoothen into a low ponytail.
- Secure hair into a loose low ponytail, pulling out a slim section of hair from near the nape of the neck. Apply more primer to smooth any frizz and flyaways.
- With the loose section of hair, loop it overtop and underneath the ponytail, going around the pony one full time. Next, twist the loose piece to make a tight loop. Use a pin to secure the loop at the base of the ponytail.
- Loosely braid the ponytail and secure it with an elastic. Fold the three-strand braided pony in half and pin the end underneath.
- For a softer look along the hairline, apply a texturizer.
Photos: Cesar Balcazar for Davines