#NYFW: Here’s How To Recreate Chromat’s Fantastic Bubble Ponytail Look At Home

Chromat SS 2020 X Bubble Ponytails
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Chromat celebrated 10 years of fashion fun for its NYFW S/S 2020 presentation on Saturday (Sept. 7). Known for her bold color combinations and inclusive sizing, designer Becca McCharen-Tran showed remixed versions from some of the line’s most popular looks. The models stomped the runway in vibrant asymmetrical dress and skirt combos, caged corsets and skirts, swimwear and other sporty looks.

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Of course with bold fashion, comes bold hair moments — and TRESemmé lead hairstylist Justine Marjan did not disappoint. We saw loads of texture, sleek ponytails, and free-flowing tresses. Our fave hair looks of the day, however, were the parted and layered bubble ponytails.


“This look is for a sporty, fun and confident woman who isn’t afraid to play with her style and express her creative flair,” said Justine.

TRESemme x Chromat For NYFW
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The look was great for both textured and straight hairstyles — and, luckily, Justine shared how to recreate the fire look at home. The key to this slay, she said is in the parting, as some models rocked mohawked versions, while others rocked double-sided versions.

For the mohawked look, starting on freshly washed, conditioned and dried hair, gather a triangular section of hair at the front hairline. Spray on TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hair Spray Hold Level 4 Extend at the roots to create a strong, holding foundation.

TRESemme x Chromat For NYFW
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Then brush hair into a ponytail. For added control and/or sleekness, use a toothbrush or soft boar brush to shape and smooth edges.

Once the ponytail is secure, tease out the roots above the ponytail, spraying on TRESemmé Between Washes Volumizing Dry Shampoo ($5.49) massage throughout hair for added volume.

TRESemme x Chromat For NYFW
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Next, brush into a loose bubble-like shape and clip the section out of the way in order to create another triangular pony beneath the first following the similar steps from above.

While Justine and her team looped the first ponytail into the second while they were wrapping, we suggest adding a second elastic to connect the two ponytails. This will give you some added control and ability to tease and shape the top ponytail.

TRESemme x Chromat For NYFW
Photo Credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty

Repeat the ponytail parting and looping process throughout the length of the hair, using French pins and bobby pins to shape the bubbles throughout.

To achieve, the double-sided ponytails, simply start by parting the hair down the middle and creating ponytails on each side, following the above instructions.

Chromat Spring/Summer 2020 New York Fashion Week Runway Show
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Once finished, spray the Micro Mist onto a toothbrush to smooth flyaways on the sides of the head for hair outside of the bubbles.

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isis is a music, hair and communications junkie. she is a Black beauty editor; founder of Sadiaa, the premiere beauty directory for women of color, and editor for HypeHair.com.