NYFW Hair Diaries: Fishtail braided Bun + Marissa Webb Show

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I’m so excited to be at New York Fashion Week this season in partnership with TRESemmé, whom as some of you may remember did my hair on our wedding day! They style runway hair for designers and this is actually their 16th season as the official haircare sponsor of NYFW. For this partnership I’ll be doing a series of posts on trending styles, creating wearable versions of those styles, and also sharing my own looks throughout the week. This was one of my outfits from Day 1 that I changed into from my bright yellow dress, pictured below. I wanted a sleek and understated look for meetings, so chose these wide cream pants that I’ve been enjoying year-round (see them also styled here and here). I paired it with this lightweight blouse with pindots and the ever-popular fluted sleeves. Please note the blouse does require some steaming, though!
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For hair, I asked my TRESemmé stylist Johanna to do a pulled-back, braided look for the Marissa Webb show that would also last me through the rest of the day while running around town. Marissa’s models were donning wispy low buns with twisted details on the runway, so we kept in that theme with a piecey low side bun, and braids in lieu of twists.
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Johanna did two main braids to achieve this style – one regular braid using most of my hair which was coiffed into a low bun, and one off to the side fishtail-style that was then wrapped around the base of the bun. She pulled out a few wispy strands and tugged the braid segments out too for a slightly un-done look. We then finished off this style with TRESemmé Beauty Full Volume Hairspray, which has flexible hold to allow a little movement and softness which I liked for the wispier pieces. These above photos were taken about 9 hours after I had my hair done, and the look was still going strong!
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Marissa kindly outfitted me for her show in this silk chiffon dress, which hits midi length on me so I paired it with tall platforms (runs half size small) for oodles of extra height.
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Backstage before the show, this was the prevalent hairstyle for the runway done by the TRESemmé team. I thought the twisted looped bun complemented the “feminine with a little edge” look of her collection well.Tresemme backstage marissa webb nyfw fall 2016
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Marissa Webb NYFW SS 2017 fashion show
These were my three favorites for next Spring! Loved the gingham used in more unexpected silhouettes (and the juxtaposition of a sweet print against leather), and I just have a thing for pretty little white dresses.
Marissa Webb Spring 2017 runway
Wendy and I may have had a little too much fun twinning for the show…we couldn’t resist doing an updated version of this shot from a few years ago! I love being in this vibrant city for fashion week, but a bonus is getting to spend time with good friends I don’t see nearly often enough.
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This post is in partnership with TRESemmé, a product of Unilever.

41 thoughts on “NYFW Hair Diaries: Fishtail braided Bun + Marissa Webb Show

  • Reply Petite and So What September 12, 2016 at 11:59 am

    Love your first outfit! It's awesome! <3

    Julie, Petite and So What?

  • Reply Maggie Zemanek September 12, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    This bun is so pretty and doesn't look too difficult to do!! I'll definitely have to try it 🙂


  • Reply Polly September 12, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    You and Wendy look like you had so much fun! I'm also petite and never thought I would look good in wide leg pants because I thought it would make me look even shorter. However, it looks great on you! I'm thinking I can try wearing those pants by tucking in my top so that it'll elongate my legs. The blouse that you paired it with is very pretty!


  • Reply La Bijoux Bella | by mia September 12, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Love the looks . . . Always beautiful! 🙂

  • Reply Sasa Zoe September 12, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    Always so beautiful! You and wendy are too cute:P

    Shall We Sasa

  • Reply Meghan September 12, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    You and Wendy are absolutely adorable!! I love both your yellow dresses! I hope you are enjoyed NYFW!

    Meghan | BeyondBasicBlog.com

  • Reply Anonymous September 12, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    Love Wendy and your mustard twins look! Cute braided hairdo http://www.kblossoms.etsy.com

  • Reply Mlle Coconath September 12, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    Love all the looks! Great post!
    Mademoiselle Coconath

  • Reply Ev September 12, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    Such a great post!


  • Reply Sophie Spiegelberger September 12, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    I watched the Marissa Webb show on Youtube and was totally stunned, what a great job!
    I post every Monday and Thursday, I would love it if you stopped by! 🙂

  • Reply Sharan Kaur September 12, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    Love this hair style! You look gorgeous love the white pants and pink blouse combo.


  • Reply Stylebygina September 12, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    Love the first classy look and the ruffle trend is my new obsession <3

  • Reply Jessica Lam September 12, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    Your outfits are adorable and your hair is stunning!

  • Reply Maria September 12, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    Hi Jean! What salon in Boston did you get your hair balayage done?! It looks amazing and I'm looking for a salon in the area! 🙂

  • Reply Julia Mazzucato September 12, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    I love this post! Your hair looks amazing. I love you and Wendy's yellow dresses- that last picture is too cute. The show looks amazing!
    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

  • Reply Keri H September 12, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    Omg you and Wendy could most definitely pass as twins. Two beauties!

    Enclothed Cognition

  • Reply Anonymous September 12, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    You and Wendy look so cute! Best friend goals 🙂 I am dying over those mustard yellow dresses and your hair looks gorgeous as usual 🙂


  • Reply Joyce Pak September 12, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    Love the hair! And that twinning pic of you and Wendy looks so cute!

    Characters & Carry-ons

  • Reply Malu Swartjes September 13, 2016 at 3:08 am

    Gorgeous look! I really love your blog, just followed:D
    Fashion, Beauty and DIY blog by Malu Swartjes!

  • Reply mybeautrip September 13, 2016 at 7:43 am
  • Reply Huong September 13, 2016 at 10:42 am

    I love your hair, Jean! More of a fun take on the low bun for sure and you and Wendy look adorable as always!

  • Reply Jessi September 13, 2016 at 11:03 am

    Such a cute post! Love your hair. Looks like NYFW is a blast!


  • Reply Jessica | Style Prescription for Busy Petite Professionals September 13, 2016 at 11:35 am

    Hi Jean! Wow, this hairstyle is amazing! I hope I can figure out how to do it on my own hair (…may be awhile practicing). I really appreciate you showing us how it looked after 9 hours of wear; always great to see how the hairstyle holds up and how effective the hairspray product actually is in daily life. Thank you again Jean!

    ~Jessica | http://www.petitestylescript.com/

  • Reply Doreen S September 13, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    The soft updo looks so pretty on you. Love the AT top. Just gorgeous.

  • Reply Deasy Noel September 13, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    Wow, you look so tall with those pants! Love the whimsicalness of the hair <3 and those twinning photos of you and Wendy ^_^


  • Reply alvavy September 13, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    Hi Jean,

    Are you shoes the exact one you linked in Amazon in color "Canela Brown"?


  • Reply affecionada September 13, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Love the blush and cream look with the bun — casual, but chic! And you and Wendy look so sweet together. x

    Jen | affecionada

  • Reply Suzie Q September 14, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    I love the sweet hair-do that you chose and your two outfits! Can't wait to see more of your NYFW looks!

    Suzie Q

  • Reply Jane Northey September 14, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    I love your pink and white ensemble! You look so elegant, as always.


  • Reply Anonymous September 15, 2016 at 10:47 am

    I'm surprised you don't have a belt on with your white pants. Do they really fit and not fall off you? I don't think I've ever had a pair of dress pants fit w/o a belt. (I'm exactly your size). Looks great!

  • Reply Jean September 15, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    Hi Maria! Thanks! I go to Graziella at Salon Capri on Newbury. It's a little pricier than salons outside of the city but she does an amazing job, plus I only need to get it done 2-3x a year. Please tell her I said hi if you do go!

  • Reply Jean September 15, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    Hi! Yes, that's the same pair and color : )

  • Reply Jean September 15, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    I got it taken in at the waist for a snug fit. It's definitely worth it for pieces I really love!

  • Reply Jean September 15, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    I got it taken in at the waist for a snug fit. It's definitely worth it for pieces I really love!

  • Reply Leta September 16, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    Beautiful outfit!

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  • Reply Meeshelle September 17, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    Super cute hair and outfits! Are the Jessica Simpson platforms comfortable? I'm also very petite and would love some extra height 🙂

  • Reply Kim September 18, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    Love this! You guys are so cute. Love the black strap detail on the mw dress, and love your hairstyle!!! Have you tried many WHBM pants? How is the fit? Ive been eying so many of their pieces ever since your post with that stunning dress but am trying to save money so haven't given in yet. One day!

  • Reply Edwige Amaizo Foltek September 18, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    Beautiful! Love the dos and all the looks! You and Wendy are so cute!

    Edwige | http://wwww.hypnozglam.com

  • Reply Michèle Kruesi September 19, 2016 at 9:14 am

    oh wow. this looks so so beautiful
    The Fashion Fraction

  • Reply Cam Nguyen September 19, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    You and Wendy are so cute. So glad flare pants are back in style. Time to find my old flare jeans and pants. Thankyou for the inspiration.

  • Reply Paris Chic Style September 21, 2016 at 9:32 am

    I actually love the first outfit. 😉 Are you two sisters? xo

    With Love From,
    Paris Chic Style

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