Asian woman with a chignon hairstyle

Chignon Hairstyle Tutorial: How to Create This Classic ‘Do

Follow these simple steps to make this elegant updo.

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 hairstyle. It’s one of the most versatile and sophisticated updos. It suits the workplace, cocktail parties, and even formal occasions. Master this ‘do because we bet you’re going to wear it more than once. Learn how to create a chignon hairstyle by checking out this tutorial.

6 Steps in Making a Chignon Hairstyle


Start smooth.

Styling your hair is easier when your hair is clean, smooth, and soft. This way, you wouldn’t have to brush your hair vigorously to remove tangles. 

How to create chignon hair step 1: Wash hair

We recommend washing your hair with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth KERA10 Shampoo. It has KERA10 Protein Complex that can penetrate your hair up to 10 layers deep for nourishment. It also gives your hair 10 salon benefits in one wash! These include making your hair soft, smooth, and shiny, detangling knots, calming frizz, and providing heat protection.

Bottle of TRESemme Keratin Smooth KERA10 Shampoo

For best results, pair TRESemmé Keratin Smooth KERA10 Shampoo with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth KERA10 Serum Conditioner. Aside from KERA10 Protein Complex, this conditioner also has oleo serum which moisturizes and nourishes your hair deeply. 

Bottle of TRESEMME Keratin SMooth KERA10 Serum Conditioner



Divide and conquer.

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

How to make a chignon step 2: Divide and conquer



Tie it up.

Put the back section into a low ponytail. Then, tie the tips of your hair using another elastic.

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

Make a bun.

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

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

Be a wrap star.

Cross the left section of your hair diagonally over the base of your chignon. Wrap it around the elastic, and secure it with bobby pins. 

How to make a chignon step 5: Hide the elastic

Almost there!

Do the same to the right section of your hair. Then, as a finishing touch, spritz hairspray all over your hair to smoothen out frizz. 

How to make a chignon step 6: Continue wrapping

We recommend TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Smooth Hold Hairspray. It gives your hair light coverage and an invisible hold that lasts all day. It also smoothens out frizz, leaving you with a sleek hairstyle.

TRESemme Compressed Micro Mist Level 2 Smooth Hold

Final Look:

Asian woman with a chignon hairstyle
Look chic with a well-styled chignon. Credit: Hariono Halim

Now, you’re all glammed up. And the best part? It didn’t take you hours to create this classic hairstyle. And because of its versatility and timelessness, we bet you’ll include it in your list of favorite updos.