Chignon: Chic hairstyle for all seasons

All Things Hair Team | 17 August 2018
How to make a chignon: 7 easy teps
5 minutes Style Easy

Look sleek and elegant in minutes with a chignon. Let this be your go-to hairstyle when you want to look simple but sophisticated.

There are days when you need to glam up but you don’t want to look overdone. You then look for a hairstyle that is simple yet elegant; easy to do yet looks like you spent hours on it. Well, you’re in luck! Here comes the chignon. A chignon is one of the most versatile hairstyles invented. It’s a bun hairstyle—only more sophisticated. Master this ‘do because we bet you’re going to wear it more than once.

8 Steps to create a beautiful chignon

How to create chignon hair step 1: Wash hair

Wash hair

Keep your hair healthy, smooth, and gorgeous by using TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo and Cream Silk Standout Straight Conditioner. Healthy hair is always beautiful, whether you leave it down or put in an updo.

How to make a chignon step 2: Divide and conquer

Divide and conquer

When your hair has dried, part hair on one side and divide hair into three sections: one on each side and one at the back. Put the sections of hair at the side in front of your shoulders.


How to make a chignon step 3: Tie hair in a low ponytail

Tie your hair

Put the back section into a low ponytail. Get another elastic and tie the end of your ponytail.


How to make a chignon step 4: Roll hair up to your nape until you make a low bun.

Get rollin’

Roll your ponytail inwards until you reach your nape. Tuck it and secure with bobby pins.


How to make a chignon step 5: Hide the elastic

Be a wrap star

Hide your ponytail elastic by wrapping the rest of your hair around it. Cross each section diagonally over the base of your ponytail (which is now a chignon), wrap hair around the elastic, and secure with bobby pins.

Hair Hack: Spray TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hairspray on your bobby pins to give them a stronger hold.



How to make a chignon step 6: Continue wrapping

Wrap and tuck

Wrap your hair around the base of your chignon and secure with a bobby pin. Make sure that your hair has been smoothed out well. 


How to make chignon hair 7: Spritz hairspray to create a smooth and frizz-free 'do

Spray away

Spritz TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hairspray on your chignon to keep it sleek and frizz-free.

How to make a chignon step 7: Look fab!

Look fab!

Now, you’re all glammed up. You can wear a chignon to work, at special occasions, cocktail parties, or if you’re hosting one at your own place. This hairstyle is also great for a romantic dinner date. The chignon is proof that there is beauty in simplicity.

To order the products needed for this hairstyle, please use these links:
TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo

Who would’ve thought that a chignon would be so easy to do? Go master this ‘do and style your hair this way whenever you need to glam up. You’ll look sophisticated for sure.

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