How To Video:

Chic Chignon (in under 2 minutes) via celebrity hair stylist Jen Atkin

Tools Needed: Mason Pearson brush, rattail comb, bungee chord band with hooks or 2 regular rubberbands, large french hair pins, hairspray.

What I used: Mason Pearson brush, Rattail comb, Goodie Ouchless No Metal Gentle Elastics, French hair pins, L’Oreal Elnett Hairspray

1. For thick haired girls you can do this when your hair is damp. Thin to medium texture, blow-dry upside down while using a Mason Pearson brush to create volume.
2. Make a center part and pull hair together into a tight low ponytail.
3. Tease the ends of your hair with fingers or a comb.
4. Twist in a clockwise direction, secure with french pins.
5. Spritz hairspray for hold.

TIP: Pull pieces of hair out to make the bun bigger once secure. 

Alternative Daytime Chic Chignon: Try a higher chignon. Make a tight ponytail that, in profile, is at the same height as your eyebrows. Make sure to tease your ends with a brush, twist hair in a clockwise direction, or if hair is long enough twist the hair in a knot.  use french hair pins to secure the bun.   For variation, take your brush and gently brush away from your ponytail to give texture or before you make a pony, crimp your roots.

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  1. Ashely H
    April 30, 2012

    Love this!!!!! Thnx for sharing. You made it sooooo easy!

  2. The Mursenary
    May 1, 2012

    So Siiiiccckkkk

    May 3, 2012

    I’m going to try this tonight for my work dinner! Love how easy you made it!

  4. Ann
    May 3, 2012

    Your hair is Gorgeous and Thick! What lipstick color are you wearing in this video? You look Beautiful!

    Thank You!

  5. Beauty Banter
    May 3, 2012

    Hi Ann
    I’m wearing tarte lipsurgence in amused. Here is the link:

  6. April
    May 31, 2012

    Thanks a million. I’ve had a chignon forever & never really knew how to use it. Perfect chic look for my thick hair.

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    September 29, 2013

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  8. Amanda
    October 23, 2013

    Great video, I love your hair!!!!

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