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!
Fishtail braid side bun hairstyle tresemme nyfw 2017
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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  1. I actually love the first outfit. 😉 Are you two sisters? xo

    With Love From,
    Paris Chic Style

    Posted 9.21.16 Reply
  2. Cam Nguyen wrote:

    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.

    Posted 9.19.16 Reply
  3. oh wow. this looks so so beautiful
    The Fashion Fraction

    Posted 9.19.16 Reply
  4. Beautiful! Love the dos and all the looks! You and Wendy are so cute!

    Edwige | http://wwww.hypnozglam.com

    Posted 9.18.16 Reply
  5. Kim wrote:

    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!

    Posted 9.18.16 Reply
  6. Meeshelle wrote:

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

    Posted 9.17.16 Reply
  7. Leta wrote:

    Beautiful outfit!

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    Posted 9.16.16 Reply
  8. Jean wrote:

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

    Posted 9.15.16 Reply
  9. Jean wrote:

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

    Posted 9.15.16 Reply
  10. Jean wrote:

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

    Posted 9.15.16 Reply
  11. Jean wrote:

    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!

    Posted 9.15.16 Reply
  12. Anonymous wrote:

    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!

    Posted 9.15.16 Reply
  13. I love your pink and white ensemble! You look so elegant, as always.


    Posted 9.14.16 Reply
  14. Suzie Q wrote:

    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

    Posted 9.14.16 Reply
  15. Love the blush and cream look with the bun — casual, but chic! And you and Wendy look so sweet together. x

    Jen | affecionada

    Posted 9.13.16 Reply
  16. alvavy wrote:

    Hi Jean,

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


    Posted 9.13.16 Reply
  17. Deasy Noel wrote:

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


    Posted 9.13.16 Reply
  18. Doreen S wrote:

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

    Posted 9.13.16 Reply
  19. 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/

    Posted 9.13.16 Reply
  20. Jessi wrote:

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


    Posted 9.13.16 Reply
  21. Huong wrote:

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

    Posted 9.13.16 Reply
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  23. Gorgeous look! I really love your blog, just followed:D
    Fashion, Beauty and DIY blog by Malu Swartjes!

    Posted 9.13.16 Reply
  24. Joyce Pak wrote:

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

    Characters & Carry-ons

    Posted 9.12.16 Reply
  25. Anonymous wrote:

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


    Posted 9.12.16 Reply
  26. Keri H wrote:

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

    Enclothed Cognition

    Posted 9.12.16 Reply
  27. 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

    Posted 9.12.16 Reply
  28. Maria wrote:

    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! 🙂

    Posted 9.12.16 Reply
  29. Your outfits are adorable and your hair is stunning!

    Posted 9.12.16 Reply
  30. Love the first classy look and the ruffle trend is my new obsession <3

    Posted 9.12.16 Reply
  31. Love this hair style! You look gorgeous love the white pants and pink blouse combo.


    Posted 9.12.16 Reply
  32. 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! 🙂

    Posted 9.12.16 Reply
  33. Ev wrote:

    Such a great post!


    Posted 9.12.16 Reply
  34. Love all the looks! Great post!
    Mademoiselle Coconath

    Posted 9.12.16 Reply
  35. Anonymous wrote:

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

    Posted 9.12.16 Reply
  36. Meghan wrote:

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

    Meghan | BeyondBasicBlog.com

    Posted 9.12.16 Reply
  37. Sasa Zoe wrote:

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

    Shall We Sasa

    Posted 9.12.16 Reply
  38. La Bijoux Bella | by mia wrote:

    Love the looks . . . Always beautiful! 🙂

    Posted 9.12.16 Reply
  39. Polly wrote:

    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!


    Posted 9.12.16 Reply
  40. This bun is so pretty and doesn't look too difficult to do!! I'll definitely have to try it 🙂


    Posted 9.12.16 Reply
  41. Love your first outfit! It's awesome! <3

    Julie, Petite and So What?

    Posted 9.12.16 Reply

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