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Elegant Chignon
Courtesy of Hairs How magazine

Elegant Chignon

The Art of Dressing Long Hair

Follow the steps below to give an elegant feminie look. This style is ideal for formal wear and gives a real edge of sophistication.

Elegant Chignon Step 1


Elegant Chignon Step 2
Smooth hair, section by section, using straightening irons.
Elegant Chignon Step 3
Hair completely straightened

Elegant Chignon Step 4
Diagonally part hair from temple to nape, then use a grooming brush to smooth hair back.

Elegant Chignon Step 5
Shows other side; equal sectioning will ensure an even result.
Elegant Chignon Step 6
Clasp hair in ponytail at centre back.
Elegant Chignon Step 7
Secure hair in covered band.
Elegant Chignon Step 8
Take a small section of hair, wrap round band and secure with a grip
Elegant Chignon Step 9
Twist ponytail in a clockwise direction, using both hands, until it coils round.
Elegant Chignon Step 10
Secure with grips, pushing the grips into the hair to conceal them.
Elegant Chignon Step 11
Backcomb fringe gently.
Elegant Chignon Step 12
Loop fringe into a barrel curl and secure with a grip, ensuring the grip is concealed. - Alternatively leave the fringe loose to form a sweeping effect.

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