How To:
The Low Chignon

I’ve been noticing quite a few low buns, or as I like to refer to them, chignons, heading down the red carpet lately. Is this a red carpet trend? I’m thinking yes.

I asked Kevin Mancuso, Nexxus Creative Director to dish on the new mane trend.

“What’s so great about it is that it’s a modern take on a very classic style” says Kevin. “The part in the middle and loose sides let the hair frame the face, but the bun in the back keeps it off the shoulders so it’s perfect if you want to highlight a great neckline and collarbone.”

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Here’s Kevin’s how to for recreating the low chignon at home:

Prep:

*Apply Nexxus Mousse Plus on damp hair all over to help maintain volume and support the structure of the style.

*Blow dry hair with a large round brush so that it’s straight and smooth.

*Skip the flat iron, because you want to keep your natural body and some texture to help hold the style.

Style:

*Apply Nexxus Root Exxtend at the roots to for extra lift at the crown.

*Create a center part, backcomb at the crown and slightly on the sides. Then smooth the top layer over, keeping the lift you just created underneath.

*Gently pull hair back into a low ponytail, keeping it fairly loose and wrap the length of the hair around the elastic and secure with pins.

Finish:

*You can pull out a few wispy pieces in the front and even in the bun. The idea is to mix smooth textures with some messy pieces, hair that’s too polished looks dated.

*Finish with a lightweight hairspray to set the style.

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2 Comments

  1. Montpellier Beauty Princess
    October 27, 2009

    Thanks for the tips. Low chignon's always look so glam but I find them quite hard to get right.

  2. Anonymous
    October 29, 2009

    Great hair style. If you could ever do a bathing beauty blog on Olivia Palermo or Whitney Port that'd be awesome! They're absolutely gorgeous all the time! Love to know some of their secrets!

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