Messy Chignon from the Naeem Khan Show at NYFW

Say hello to your new favorite bun.

messy chignon on Naeem Khan runway

As you may have noticed, there’s been a huge wave of messy hairstyles hitting the catwalks but most of them include braids, or wavy locks worn down. What about a good ole’ messy hair bun? For the Naeem Khan FW ’17 show TRESemmé‘s Global Stylist, Odile Gilbert created messy chignon hairstyles, which he describes as “a soft and fresh look with a touch of sophistication.” We don’t know about you, but we’re definitely ready to put our traditional neat ballerina buns away for a while and embrace this new messy look. Read on to learn how you can join us, too.

Tutorial: How to Create A Messy Chignon from the Runway

Model showing side view of messy chignon hairstyle
The key to this messy chignon is volume. Use a hair care system that will give your hair body and bounce.

Step 1: Wash your hair.

To create the look, Gilbert started off with freshly washed hair using the TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Reverse Wash system. When using the system at home begin with TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Pre-Wash Conditioner then follow up with TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Shampoo to remove the weight and give hair body and bounce.


TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Pre-Wash Conditioner

tresemme beauty-full volume pre-wash conditioner FOP

Step 2: Blow-dry your hair.

Before beginning the blowdrying process, the models’ hair was prepped with TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Mousse to create a soft and natural base. When applying this product through your hair, work it from root to tip with your fingers for even distribution. Next, apply a finger tip amount of TRESemmé Beauty- Full Volume Maximizer to give the hair body and control.



messy chignon hairstyle back view on model
Final look. Pro tip: After creating your bun, you can tease hair for a messier effect.

Step 3: Create bun and lock in the style.

To create the messy chignon, softly brush hair back into a ponytail. Twist the ends into an undone bun and secure with bobby pins. Finalize with TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Flexible Finish Hairspray to lock the look in.


TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Flexible Finish Hair Spray


Wear this look out and about or to a formal function. Want more looks from the runway? Try your hand at this romantic knitted bang hairstyle from the Jenny Packham show.

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