How to Style The Braided Chignon Hairstyle

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A chignon is a classic hairstyle that works for many occasions. At its most simple, a chignon is a low bun that sits at the nape of the neck. You can incorporate braids into the look for a style that’s special enough to work for a fancy evening out but also works for everyday living. See how easy it is to create this look!

For this tutorial, you will need a couple of supplies – rubber bands, hairspray and enough bobby pins to keep your hair secured.

Step 1: An inverted flip adds a little extra flair to the standard braided chignon. Smoothing hair, gather the crown section into a ponytail. Fix with hair band, tying more loosely than you would with a standard ponytail. Using a couple of fingers, create a space in the hair just above the hair band. Twist the hair in the ponytail to make it easier to thread through. Thread the twisted ponytail through the hole at the front, pulling it out the bottom. Slide up the hair band to tighten for a stronger hold.

Step 2: Gather all your hair into a low ponytail together with the inverted pony and secure it at the nape of your neck. Use a rubber band which is the same colour as your hair. Now, divide your hair into two sections and braid each one.

Step 3: Now it’s time to pin the braids against your head. To do so, insert bobby pins around the base of your bun until all hair sections are fully secured to your scalp. Push them as far into your hair as possible to keep your bun tight and hide the pins from view. Finally, lightly spray with hairspray if there are any wisps or frizzy hair. This also helps secure the bun, though it is not strictly necessary.


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