The 12 ‘Dos Of Christmas: Festive chignon hair

Arianna | 01 December 2016
back view of a woman with her dark afro hair worn in a chignon bun with a floral hair accessory attached

Get in the Xmas spirit with this pretty ‘do!

You know what today is, don’t you? Yes, it’s the first day of December, but more importantly, it’s the start our fabulous new hair series: The 12 ‘Dos of Christmas! Get it?! Over the next 12 days, we’ll be counting down Christmas by releasing a festive hairstyle every day, just for you – after all, Christmas is all about giving. And to kick things off with a bang, the first ‘do of the series is this oh-so elegant chignon hair look.

So, now that it’s socially acceptable to overindulge in food and spiced drinks, and to rock your most loved (or embarrassing) Christmas outfit, you need a hairstyle that’ll see you though any festive activity in style. With that in mind, simply scroll down and follow our 4 easy steps to achieve this stunning updo for yourself!

Festive chignon hair for Christmas


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The 12 ‘dos of Christmas: Festive chignon hair. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Not only is this Xmas-inspired ‘do bursting with festive vibes, but it also works for any hair type! So, whether you’re working with coily, curly, wavy or straight hair, everyone can get in on the styling fun.

How to get the look:

1. Begin by prepping your hair with a spritz of the TRESemmé Botanique Nourish & Replenish Hydrating Mist, to help soften and smooth your strands.

2. Next, place a stretchy headband that matches the colour of your hair around your head. Make sure that the front part sits just above your forehead, and the back part above the nape of your neck.

3. Then, starting from one side of your head – and working with small sections of hair at a time – tuck your tresses into the headband. Continue to move around the back of your head, tucking in more hair as you go, until you’ve created a chignon!

4. Now for the fun part: take some festive looking foliage (think holly and mistletoe!) and begin slotting them into the top of your chignon. Once you’re done, grab a mirror, and marvel at your Christmas masterpiece.

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Festive chignon hair. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

If you loved this chignon hair tutorial, be sure to check back tomorrow for another festive hairstyle, as part of The 12 ‘Dos of Christmas series! Also, if you have a swanky soiree coming up, and are in dire need of a hot new ‘do, why not scroll through our Party hairstyles page, for loads more occasion-worthy ideas?

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