By Mercedes Sanchez Be Chic First thing we noticed when we arrived backstage at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Lincoln Center was a rare side of designer Christian Siriano. He was reserved and observant as he watched his models get ready for his Spring 2011 debut. Below you'll find a brief video with pieces from his collection and a beauty tutorial explaining how to get the look from his show.

We met with Aveda's Global Creative Director Antoinette Beenders who taught us how to accomplish the Tribal Bun at home.

"When you look at Christian's show, you'll see that his clothes are inspired by different cultures," says Beenders. "Lots of prints. And in different cultures you have different hair: smooth and fuzzy. So we crimped the hair inside to get an afro-like texture and to give the hair a cushion to really elongate the neck and make the hair smoother." Want to get your own tribal bun? Then try the following easy steps:

Before crimping, start by brushing hair with a Mason Pearson brush. Pull the top section of hair- from the hairline to the crown- and clip the top part out of the way. Comb the remaining hair back into a tight, high ponytail and secure with a bungee elastic. Spray with Aveda Control Force to hold in place.


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Take the pony tail and braid it. Then twist the braid into a bun, securing the head with bobby pins and spray the area for a firm hold. Remove the clip from the remaining top section of hair and comb to the crown. Working with small portions of hair at a time, use a micro-crimping iron to add texture from the crown to ends.

Step 2:

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Brush the hair to loosen the crimp. Gently pull the hair over the bun and secure at the base with hair pins. Don't forget to spray.

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Pull a few pieces of hair out of the bun with fingers for extra texture. Keep it clean with Aveda's Style-Prep Smoother, comb through and blow dry.

Watch the beauty tutorial from backstage on our BeChic TV channel, or on the video below: