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Get The Look: The Zen Pony for Redheads

Step by step directions from the Aveda experts at NYFW:

Taking place at New York Fashion Week, the Charles Youssef Autumn/Winter 2016 collection featured prominent silhouettes with delicate detailing such as hand painted textiles and modernized sashes. The hair was inspired by Japanese street style, Zen gardens and strong female role models. Antoinette Beenders, Aveda Global Creative Director, created a loose ponytail with conspicuous elemental features.

“Full, thick hair is lightly cinched into the fluent Zen pony,” Beenders said. “It’s modern and strong, but it has soft, feminine details including shine, texture, and pony placement. It helps to tell the whole story of Charles’ beautiful collection.”

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Redheads, here is how to get the look:

Products used: Aveda Thickening Tonic & Aveda Dry Remedy 24656762359_cb129ee19a_k

Step 1: Prep hair with Thickening Tonic and blow dry to a smooth and voluminous base.


Step 2: Take a generous amount of Dry Remedy™ Daily Moisturizing Oil into the palms of the hands and apply throughout the hair to add texture and shine.


Step 3: Once desired texture and shine is achieved, flip head over to loosely gather hair toward the back of the head.


Step 4: With hair gathered in hands, use an elastic to secure the ponytail three inches from the base of the head. Flip head back letting the ponytail fall naturally.

Step 5: Take a 1/2 section of hair near the elastic and wrap it around the ponytail base to hide the elastic. Secure with a pin.


Step 6: Finish with a light misting of Control Force™ Firm Hold Hair Spray.



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Looking to do a simple ponytail without the zen? See our hair tutorial video below:

Rock it like a Redhead!