The Chignon is essentially a classic low bun but the elegance attached to it is timeless. The style has seen a lot of trendy and stylish makeovers over the years but the essence of the basic chignon has remained the same.
Listed below are some chignon styles with few nips, tucks and variations to make you feel like a diva, you already are. However, It is imperative to master the classic chignon first before trying out the trendy and chic variations.
Stylish And Easy Chignon Hairstyles
Classic chignon is not very different from the normal bun. However, the difference is in the placement. The classic version of the chignon is placed low near the nape of the neck.
Instructions For A Classic Chignon
You can make a chignon by gently easing your hair back using a paddle brush and securing it in a low ponytail with an elastic band.
Take a tease comb and divide the ponytail into two equal portions. Pull one section and twist it under, use the bobby pins to cinch the section. Repeat the same with the other section. Tame the flyways with a brush or a hair spray.
The messy chignon is easy to pull off and there is no copybook method to it. Let some hair loose near the nape or pull out random tiny sections of hair to give the style an edgier and younger look. The messy look completely depends on how messier you want it to be.
This chignon style comes with a slight alteration. Pull a long lock of hair in the front on any one side and tease the lock. Curl it or crimp it.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with the text book variety. Change the placing and accessorize with hair clips and hair ornaments.
To give a ballerina touch to the chignon, make a ponytail and roll it clockwise as tight as possible. Secure the roll at the nape with bobby pins and add a dash of hairspray for stronger grip. Adorn the chignon with flowers, a mesh or some elegant crystals.
Short To Medium Hair Chignon
Take a trendy elastic band and place it on the crown. Divide your hair into sections. Twist and twirl each section and wrap them in the elastic band. The bobby pins will help in keeping the sections in place. You could also use a hairspray for firmer hold. This style works well with a old washed hair.
The chignon will remain the same but there are number of variations you can make to give the classic bun a new look each time. Play with the front section of your hair. Make a fashionable braid in the front, cut some bangs or combine the chignon with a twirled hairstyle.
Moreover, placing of the chignon will also give the low bun a modern touch. Try placing it on one side complete with sleek or messy look. Chignons can also be given a contemporary makeover, just by adding exquisite hair accessories. Try out a classic chignon or play with the variations, one thing is sure, this French style will make you look classic and modern at the same time. That is timeless.