A chignon bun is born for a cocktail party or a wedding ceremony, I have to say. It is classic, chic, elegant and so freaking easy to make. Here is the step-by-step tutorial by the hairstylist Lizzy Weinberg on making a chignon.
Step 1: Preparation for a Chignon
Before you start, you need to prepare some simple tools to have a perfect chignon bun: a tail comb, four small bobby pins, and two larger bobby pins. Don’t be shocked. That’s all you need.
For a start, part your hair down the middle with that comb and tie it at the nape of your neck.
This bun works perfectly for 3-days-no-shampooed hair. However, if you have just shown, try out the Oribe dry texturizing spray to make your hair more textured and easier for the style.
Gently twist your hair from nape to tip, after that gradually curling it in a counterclockwise circle. Try to be careful in this step to have a perfect base of the chignon.
Use your index finger as the pole, keep twisting your twisted hair into a bun. Your finger will hold the bun shape in its right place.
We have gone through the hard part. Now, use 2 large bobby pin to get both sides of the bun fixed. To create a more natural and romantic look, gently pull and loosen the edges.
In this step, the bun can be more perfect by being shaped and formulized. Slip the tail come through the hair and into the end. Next, gently pull it outwards.
Step 6: Finish your Chignon
Lather up a spray cover of the Shu Uemura Art of Hair Sheer Lacquer Finishing Spray to finish the look.
That’s a wrap-up for the tutorial. Practice more and be creative to be a master of chignon!