How To Video: Chignon

how to
By October 23, 2013 19 Comments
Screen Shot 2012-04-29 at 4.43.45 PM

How To Video: Chignon

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

Directions:
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.

FacebookTwitterPinterestStumbleUponEmail

About Beauty Banter
Beauty Banter was launched in July of 2006 as a comprehensive beauty blog covering trends, tips and tricks, insider secrets, and weekly must-haves. Beauty Banter has a reputation of being on the cutting edge of emerging trends and product launches so our readers are always the first to know what’s hot and what’s just not.