Models hit the Creatures of Comfort runway at New York Fashion Week with a Frida Kahlo-inspired "creature of comfort" braided pony by Joseph DiMaggio, lead stylist and Master Session Ambassador for Davines North America.

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According to lead stylist DiMaggio, the inspiration for the braided low pony updo came from the notion of sophisticated comfort and a little influence from Frida Kahlo, a style icon that influenced the Creatures of Comfort Spring/Summer 2017 collection.

DiMaggio notes that the goal here was to combine elements of comfort and elevated style, with just a hint of Frida Kahlo’s signature braids. This led DiMaggio to create the unique look of a clean and modern folded braided pony.

Get the look: Joseph DiMaggio’s step-by-step guide

  1. Part damp hair at the center and prep with a generous amount of blowdry primer.
  2. While blowdrying the hair, direct the roots back to smoothen into a low ponytail.
  3. Secure hair into a loose low ponytail, pulling out a slim section of hair from near the nape of the neck. Apply more primer to smooth any frizz and flyaways.
  4. With the loose section of hair, loop it overtop and underneath the ponytail, going around the pony one full time. Next, twist the loose piece to make a tight loop. Use a pin to secure the loop at the base of the ponytail.
  5. Loosely braid the ponytail and secure it with an elastic. Fold the three-strand braided pony in half and pin the end underneath.
  6. For a softer look along the hairline, apply a texturizer.

Photos: Cesar Balcazar for Davines


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