ThisThatBeauty’s Back from The Tents: Exclusive Coverage of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week S/S11 (New York) – Nelson Vercher for Phyto at Costello Tagliapietra

Nelson Vercher’s hair design (for Phyto) at Costello Taglipietra‘s Spring/Summer 2011 is a modern twist on the chignon. The style revisits a time when women frequently wore hats.  The chignon is usually worn at the back of the head, so, wearing one on the side of the head in the form of a little hat, brings this look into Spring Summer 2011.

Are you interested in recreating the look at home? Watch our behind the scenes video and follow the step by step guide below.

Step by Step

1.  Start with clean dry hair. Back comb the entire head in sections using Phytovolume Actif volumizing spray to the root and a bit on the ends.  This adds volume to the ends and texture to the roots.

2.  Comb through hair and put it to the side into a ponytail. Ponytail should be placed a little above the left ear. The texture of the roots should be visible.  Ensure hair is not too severely pulled back.

3.   Tease ponytail and start forming the bun, flattening and pressing as you turn and pin.

4.  Complete Hat Bun formation.

5.  Use the palm of your hands to create wispy flyaways at the front of the head.

6.  Spray Phytolaque Soie light hold hairspray to finish.

7. Be amazed at your ability. Enjoy!


This post is written by ThisThatBeauty Contributor, Christene Carr. For more: @christenecarr on twitter and

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Christene Carr About Christene Carr

Christene is a marketing and social media strategist who has worked with start-up companies as well as established brands. She takes a practical approach to beauty and her reviews and comments often focus on ingredients as well as efficacy. For Christene, being bored is never a concern...when she is not busy running marketing campaigns, testing beauty products and concocting new beauty potions, she is creating food and drink recipes, writing, making dresses, eating, or any one of a myriad of random things she thoroughly enjoys. Find Christene on her blog,, and follow her randomness on Twitter @ChristeneCarr


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