How-To: Untroubled Chic

CATWALK by TIGI, led by Thomas Osborn, created an “untroubled chic” look backstage at Libertine this Monday, February 15th. Libertine’s Fall/Winter 2016 collection is inspired by designer Johnson Hartig’s love of art and travel. After spending weeks in Tibet with the Nepalese monks, he was inspired by artist Niki de Saint Phalle’s tarot garden, mysticism and trekking Mount Everest. The resulting pieces are nods to everything from Tuscany to the upcoming Presidential elections.

“Working with Johnson always brings out the fun, edgy, creative side of the TIGI team. We decided to go with an untroubled look that includes a messy braid on one side and undone, natural texture on the other side. To tie the look back to the whimsical collection, we added the barrettes to the back of the head for an unexpected, additional pop of color.” – Thomas Osborn


  • Prep dry hair with CATWALK by TIGI Bodifying Spray and blow dry with fingers for a natural texture
  • Next, split hair into two sections at the back and braid the left section of hair beginning behind the ear and low at the hair line. Switch between 3-, 2- and 4-strand techniques. Secure with an elastic and pul at the braid to achieve a messy texture
  • Roughly tousle hair at the root with fingers and finish with CATWALK by TIGI Work It Hairspray
  • Clip barrettes at random in the back of the head

About: Catwalk by TIGI is a professional hair care brand designed by hairdressers for hairdressers. The brand takes its inspiration from the backstage world of fashion, celebrity and beauty. It brings specialist products and techniques to let you create the latest on-trend looks with speed and ease.