I want to show you how to do a very basic chignon because it’s a great style to have in your back pocket if you have an event that calls for a very elegant look. And honestly, it couldn’t be easier. There are some really amazing variations that we’ll learn, but first let’s start by getting down the basics of how to do a beautiful, low chignon. Let’s get to it!
- Because we are going for a very sleek look on the top, you don’t want any volume there. My hair was big and frizzy from doing big side swept curls the day before, so I started by applying a anti-frizz serum.
- Taking a fine toothed comb, part your hair down the middle, and tightly comb your hair down to the side.
- Section off your hair starting at the top of your ears and going upwards, making almost a triangle shape. Clip that hair on top of your head while we deal with the rest of the hair.
- Gather the rest of your hair into a ponytail and secure with a ponytail holder or rubber elastic.
- If your hair doesn’t have any curl or volume to it, do a very light curl on your entire head. If you don’t have time, liberally apply dry shampoo to the bottom of your hair.
- Unclip the hair that you’ve placed on top and let it down.
- Taking the right side of the hair, bring it back and wrap it towards the left side, on top of the ponytail. Secure with a bobbypin underneath.
- Taking the left side of the hair, bring it back and wrap it towards the right side, on top of the ponytail. Secure with a a poppypin underneath.
- Take all of the hair in your hand and wrap it around itself, tucking it under towards your head. Almost like your wrapping hair around a roller.
- Secure with bobbypins underneath, a few on top- wherever you like it needs to be secured.
- Taking the side pieces, lightly pull them towards the head and secure with a bobbypin on either side. This ensures that there are no holes on either side.
- Finish off with hairspray!
– This is day 23 of my #30DaysofALAHair, view the rest here. Day 23 will be on the blog tomorrow afternoon. See you tomorrow! –