What Is A Chignon Hairstyle

Chignon hairstyles refer to knot worn at the back of the hair or at the nape of the neck. Chignon is a word derived from French phrase “chignon du cou” referring to “nape of the neck”.

This hairstyle is one of the elegant hairstyles that will make a woman look stunning and simple. Because of its elegant look, many brides of today prefer to wear it. When styled in formal, chignon hairstyles are undeniably the best classic elite bun hairstyles.

Chignon hairstyles are often seen in many important social events and celebrity gatherings because of its fancy and inspiring look. These hairstyles have different kinds depending on the position of the knot on the hair. The knot can be set on center, right, or left. It can also be placed at the bottom, in the middle, or at the top.

The basic options for chignon hairstyles include classic messy, sophisticated, tight, and neat. Other options include bun styles with bangs. This option is not common but it gives cuteness and sharpness to the wearer. Typically, chignons are cute but one does not have to try hard on this kind of hairstyle just to look cute. Chignon hairstyles give a woman of natural beauty and pure elegance at her best.

Chignon Hairstyle Picture

Chignon Hairstyle Picture

How To Do A Chignon Hairstyle

Create A Ponytail

Begin by ensuring that your hair is smooth and free of tangles. While many bun hairstyles allow for a strategically messy look, the chignon bun is more polished. Use a fine-tooth comb to part your hair down the middle (or on either side, depending on your preference).

Then, spritz a small amount of hairspray—such as the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold, Light Hairspray Unscented—onto dry hair before combing through to achieve a sleek appearance. Next, gather your hair into a low ponytail and secure it with a hair elastic. The ponytail should rest low at the nape of your neck.

Form A Loop

Now, take all of your hair and create a loop with your ponytail, twisting it just enough so that the ends point toward your crown. Ensure that you leave an inch or two of your ends hanging out. The chignon is traditionally a loose knot rather than a tightly twisted or wrapped style, so your loop will naturally have more volume than a bun.

Secure With Bobby Pins

Use a few bobby pins to secure the loop at the base of your neck (the ends should still be sticking out). If you applied enough hairspray during preparation, a couple of pins should suffice to keep your loop in place. Keep in mind that it may take a few attempts to achieve the desired look, but with practice, this style can be mastered.

Wrap Your Ends

Split the loose ends in half and wrap one half up and over the exposed elastic, then pin them in place. Use additional bobby pins as needed to secure the ends of your hair on the other side. Ensure that any stray strands are tucked in to create a neat finish. The final result should be a vertical loop at the bottom, with a ribbon of hair (your ends) swept across the top of the loop and secured on either side.

Lock In Your Look

Once you have positioned the elements of your chignon, use a strong-hold hairspray to ensure that every piece stays in place. Hold the hairspray about a foot away from your head and spritz it evenly to coat all of your hair.

These steps should help you create a beautiful chignon bun hairstyle with ease.

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