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HOW-TO: NYFW Twisted Punk Braid at Herve Leger by Orlando Pita

Orlando Pita Hair Runway NYFW Herve Leger Twisted Braid

When an artist of the highest caliber, namely Mane Master Orlanda Pita, spearheads hair design for your show, the looks in the collection are bound to be brilliantly executed. At Herve Leger FW16, the fashion house’s classic jacquard dresses saw a touch of tomboy, and Pita’s Midas touch gave way to a braid that just so perfectly paralleled the “refined rebel.”

Herve Leger NYFW Runway Hair Twisted Braid

Knee-high, lace-up wedge combat boots, rows of safety pins, and intricate chains were among the badass bells and whistles that accompanied skin-tight silhouettes.

Herve Leger Runway Hair Twisted Side Braid NYFW Fashion Week

Pita gave models a deep side part and twisted braid to bring the collection’s grunge feel full circle. Keep reading for a breakdown of his punk braid creation.

Herve Leger Backstage NYFW


  1. Start with the TRESemmé Perfectly (un)Done lightweight silicone-free shampoo and conditioner as a base for perfect effortless waves.
  2. Apply a small amount of TRESemmé Perfectly (un)Done Sea Foam to the roots and rough dry the hair to enhance its natural texture.
  3. Create an uneven deep side part and begin plaiting and twisting from the forehead to the nape of the neck.
  4. Secure the twisted plait with a small elastic and bobby pins, allowing small strands to fall out.
  5. Run a straightener over the top of the hair at the part line and shake hair over the shoulders to cover up the end of the braid.
  6. Finish by spraying TRESemmé Perfectly (un)Done Hairspray for touchable hold.

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