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Get the Look with Tela Hair Organics

{Tela Hair Organics} founder Philip Pelusi went backstage at NYFW’s Venexiana show, to sculpt models’ hair into the intricate braided styles they wore to sashay down the Spring/Summer ’14 catwalk.

He talked us through this step-by-step guide to achieving the gorgeous look at home.


To smooth, shine and add a shot of instant moisture, apply a coin-sized amount of Tela’s {Healer} to hands – rub palms together to emulsify, then glide evenly through hair.

Use a tail comb to create a centre parting, stopping when you reach the crown.


Section a triangle around the crown of the head and secure with a hair band.


On each side of the head, create a twisted rope braid, from the temple to the corners of the back hairline – secure both ends, together with the central section, tightly at the nape with a snag-free band.


Extract a few strands of hair (about 3/4s of an inch) from the underside of the ponytail, and twist round the band to disguise it. Secure with a kirby grip


Section the ponytail and plait into a simple, three-strand braid. Keep going ’til you reach the very ends of the hair, then tuck underneath and secure at the nape


To add definition to sections and grant fresh, moveable control, Philip and his team used Tela’s {Dri-Shampoo} as needed throughout the creation of this stunning look.


Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

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