Beauty How-To: The Chignon


Oh chignon, you’re the up-do which never disappoints! Originating from the French phrase 'chignon du cou', meaning nape of the neck, this classically beautiful look is created by twisting the hair into a knot or a roll and pinning low or high.

A favourite with Hollywood A-listers including Taylor Swift, Diane Kruger, Emma Stone, Jess Alba as well as royalty (yep, Kate Middleton is a fan too!), this timeless style reinvents itself season after season. With countless variations, you can style it to best suit your look, whether day or night. Plus, chignons are incredibly easy to create yourself at home, yet you’ll look like you just stepped out of a top salon. No one has to know it only took you five minutes to pull together! 

Here are a few easy tutorials to help you get the look:

Sleek and Chic

For a sophisticated look, opt for sleek straight hair letting the intricate knots take the spotlight.

Messy and Undone

Twisting, tucking and weaving hair into messy, yet super feminine 'dos? It's easy!

The Royal

This high fashion look will definitely make you stand out of the crowd from the office to the dance-floor.

Classic French Twist

So chic, so gorgeous. This pretty style is absolutely timeless and easy to achieve in a few simple steps.

Can't decide? Why not try them all!  Get out your bobbys and start pinning ladies!


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