NYFW Step-by-Step: Psychedelic Pony Tail

hair by Anthony Cole, Sebastian Professional International Artist

In Christian Sirano's words, his SS18 collection drew inspiration from a "psychedelic hallucination of what's inside a fantasy greenhouse." On the runway, the romantic layering and vivid colors were designed to replicate flowers and plants, all while creating feminine, playful and bold silhouettes. To complement the complexity, Anthony Cole, Sebastian Professional International Artist translated the boldness and texture of Siriano's collection to the model's hairstyles. To achieve this, he pulled the model's hair away from the face and weaved in a four-stand braid to emulate strong patterns and feminine beauty.


Step 1:  With a round brush, blow-dry hair straight with Sebastian Professional Whipped Crème for light conditioning.

Step 2:  Spray Sebastian Professional Trilliant for heat protection. Using a flat iron, straighten the hair for an ultra-sleek and shiny look.

Step 3: Recession to recession, at a highpoint of the head, section off a square section of hair.

Step 4:  Pull the remaining hair back into a low ponytail at the nape of the neck and secure with an elastic.

Step 5:  Apply Sebastian Professional Texture Maker and Microweb Fiber to the square section at the top.

Step 6: Taking that section, create a four-strand braid either side of the head.

Step 7: Gently tug on the sides of the braid to create a full appearance and secure with bobby pins.

Step 8: Finish with Sebastian Professional Zero Gravity hairspray.

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