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Elevate Your Updo Game with a Chignon

woman wearing a green, silk robe with her blonde hair in a chignon
Emily Bowen
April 21, 2020
Home Hair Tips How-To Elevate Your Updo Game with a Chignon

Searching for a hairstyle that looks super put together, but is easy to recreate? Look no further than a chignon. Let hair stylist Olivia Halpin show you the ropes, below.

 

 

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Step 1: Begin on day 2 or 3 hair (clean hair isn’t necessary!)

chignon step 1

Step 2: Put hair up into a ponytail, leaving out a 1-inch section on either side of your face. Tie the remaining hair back into a ponytail.

chignon step 2

Step 3:  Next, take the loose hair from the left side of your head, drape it over your ponytail and secure with a bobby pin.

chignon step 3

Step 4: Repeat step 3 with the hair from the right side of your head.

chignon step 4

Step 5: Tie off the end of your ponytail with another hair elastic.

chignon step 5

Step 6: While holding the end of your pony (where the elastic is), fold hair up and over your other hand. You’ll be left with a few stray pieces that you can’t wrap around any further. Tuck those loose ends inside your wrap to create a bun and secure with bobby pins.

chignon step 6

Step 7: Gently pull apart the finished look for a more airy style!

chignon step 7

 

Want to add more texture to your chignon? Try dry shampoo:

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