Chignon hairstyles

Behold the wedding, red carpet and formal occasion staple: the chignon! It’s a highly elegant hairstyle that screams ultra femme despite the lack of loose, bouncy locks. The chignon is not limited to a single twisted style; you can alter it according to your preference! Seeking the unique? Go for a side chignon! Romanticize the look

Alessandra Ambrosio’s High Chignon Bun

Alessandra Ambrosio's Loose High Chignon Bun at Cannes Film Festival 2016

If looks could kill! Alessandra Ambrosio opted to wear her long brown hair as a p..

If looks could kill! Alessandra Ambrosio opted to wear her long brown hair as a perfectly imperfect loose high chignon bun at Cannes Film Festival 2016.

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Emma Stone’s Vintage Half Up At Oscars 2015

Emma Stone's Vintage Half Up At Oscars 2015

We see here a solid proof that bob length can be turned into glamour with few gre..

We see here a solid proof that bob length can be turned into glamour with few great ideas. Emma Stone opted for some vintagification of her gorgeous red locks. Faux asymmetrical style is achieved with side sweeping and creating loose chignon at the nape. Rest of Emma’s hair is waved with 1″ curling iron.

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Taylor Schilling’s Disheveled Updo At Emmy Awards 2014

Taylor Schilling's Disheveled Updo At Emmy Awards 2014

Taylor Schilling’s ‘do at Emmy Awards 2014 certainly makes a chic statement. H..

Taylor Schilling’s ‘do at Emmy Awards 2014 certainly makes a chic statement. Her platinum highlights are contributing the messy texture for this hairstyle. Choppy bangs are swept to the side and rest of her hair is collected at her nape.

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Claire Danes’ Braided Chignon At Emmy Awards 2014

Claire Danes' Braided Chignon At Emmy Awards 2014

Claire Danes’ hairstyle is everything but a classic chignon we are used to. Good..

Claire Danes’ hairstyle is everything but a classic chignon we are used to. Good news is that this is very easy to repeat on your own, so no need to go to hairdresser. Steps to take:

  1. Blow dry your hair for some texture and body.
  2. Create deep side parting and tease your hair a little bit on the crown.
  3. Collect your hair and tie it in a low pony tail.
  4. Create fishtail braid.
  5. Coil the braid into loose bun and secure it with bobby pin.

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Lea Seydoux’s Side Chignon At Cannes Film Festival 2014

Lea Seydoux's Side Chignon At Cannes Film Festival 2014

French actress Lea Seydoux arrived at Cannes Film Festival 2014 wearing her ha..

French actress Lea Seydoux arrived at Cannes Film Festival 2014 wearing her hair styled in this glam ‘do. Her wavy red hair is parted on the side and tied in a low pony tail before creating elegant, side chignon. For sure charm is added to her style with these messy waves on the side. Emerald green dress completes the perfection of her red hair.

Chanel Iman’s Side Parted Chignon At CFDA 2014

Chanel Iman's Side Parted Chignon At CFDA 2014

Victoria’s Secret model Chanel Iman opted for some chic classic at CFDA 2014…

Victoria’s Secret model Chanel Iman opted for some chic classic at CFDA 2014. Her sleek, black hair was styled in side parted chignon. Elegance amplifier are her vintage, wavy bangs parted on the side. This hairstyle requires thorough blow dry with round brush for the body and allows zero frizz, so do apply serum to tame your hair.

Blake Lively’s Chignon At Cannes Film Festival 2014

Blake Lively's Chignon At Cannes Film Festival 2014

Blake Lively chooses her red carpet styles without ever making a mistake. Her ch..

Blake Lively chooses her red carpet styles without ever making a mistake. Her chignon at Cannes Film Festival 2014  is total glam overdose. You could apply less effort and hair products if your hair is day old when repeating this style. Part your hair on the side, tease it a little on the crown and tie it in a low pony tail. Next you should tease your pony tail into voluminous pouf and smooth the surface with paddle brush. Secure the sections of your pony tail two inches from the elastic to conceal it. Create the body of your bun by securing the tips of your hair at the nape and curling them towards elastic. Apply hairspray in generous amount when you finish.

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Florence Welch’s Messy Chignon Updo

Florence Welch Messy Chignon Updo

Cool elegance is trademark of Florence Welch (and her outstanding voice, of cours..

Cool elegance is trademark of Florence Welch (and her outstanding voice, of course). This irresistible messy chignon with blunt bangs was her choice for the Grammy Awards 2013 and we just have to bow on matching it with green outfit, as that is one of the colors which never fail a red-haired girl.

Keira Knightley’s Central Parted Low Chignon

Keira Knightley's Central Parted Low Chignon

It is a bit contradictory to see how messy ‘do can give such an elegant statement..

It is a bit contradictory to see how messy ‘do can give such an elegant statement, as in case of Keira Knightley’s look for ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’ movie premiere. After creating central parting, her hair was curled with curling iron and collected into this gorgeous, disheveled chignon. On a side note, you are very lucky if you don’t have to envy her on that delicate, long neck and her amazing, natural eyebrows. If you do, you can always reach out for navy smokey make up to complete the perfection.

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Jessica Alba’s French Braided Messy Chignon

Jessica Alba's French Braided Messy Chignon

Braids are hot stuff of the season in all of shapes and forms. Jessica decided for..

Braids are hot stuff of the season in all of shapes and forms. Jessica decided for enhancing her lovely, messy chignon with french braids on both sides of her middle parted hair. Great deal of credits for elaborated texture of her hairdo goes to blond highlights. 

Nicole Richie’s Purple Hairdo At Met Ball 2014

Nicole Richie's Purple Hairdo At Met Ball 2014

Purple? Well, after all we are talking about Nicole Richie’s ability to impress w..

Purple? Well, after all we are talking about Nicole Richie’s ability to impress with edgy fashion statement. Careful with purple hue if you are not ready to draw all that attention as you walk. It may appear that Nicole is wearing disheveled updo, but this is everything but that. There are six wide, wavy sections starting at sides and front, which are carefully set in place and fixed with hairspray, before they were finally collected at the back and tied into this low bun. Tip – you can try temporary hair color to see how purple works for you. 

Alessandra Ambrosio’s Sleek Chignon At CFDA Fashion Awards 2014

Alessandra Ambrosio's Sleek Chignon At CFDA Fashion Awards 2014

Sleek hair is definitely 2014 synonym for elegance. Bring the frizz to zero with s..

Sleek hair is definitely 2014 synonym for elegance. Bring the frizz to zero with serum (and straightening iron if absolutely necessary) and you have a good starting point to repeat this look. Apply hair cream for additional sleekness, create middle parting and tie your hair in a low pony tail. Alessandra is wearing very simple chignon which you can repeat by coiling your hair around elastic and securing it with bobby pin. Make sure you tucked well every loose wisp that could derange this utterly neat look.

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Natasha Poly’s Sleek Chignon At Cannes 2014

Runway trend for 2014 is super sleek hair in all shapes and forms: updo, ponytail,..

Runway trend for 2014 is super sleek hair in all shapes and forms: updo, ponytail, half up and even loose. Model Natasha Poly was wearing this hairstyle at Cannes Film Festival 2014. Her hair is parted in the middle and graced with generous amount of hair creme before thorough combing towards sides and back. Her hair was then tied in a low pony tail, which was folded at 3” length and pinned at the back. Loose ends of her ponytail were then sectioned, rolled and pinned above the 3” section to form this elegant chignon. A killer combo with smokey eyes make up!

Cheryl Cole’s Bouffant Updo At Cannes 2014

Cheryl Cole's Bouffant Updo At Cannes 2014

Cheryl Cole opted for 70’s retro glamour with her hairdo at Cannes Film Festiva..

Cheryl Cole opted for 70’s retro glamour with her hairdo at Cannes Film Festival 2014. Despite heavy teasing on the crown required for bouffant, Cheryl’s lovely sunkissed hair is all but stiff in appearance, which is the legacy of 70’s paradigm on this hairstyle. Prior to teasing horizontal sections on the crown and back of the head, her hair was well prepared with blow drying and round brush, paying special attention to the sections around her face.  Then it was collected and tied in a low pony tail, leaving middle parted bangs loose. Pony tail was then sectioned, teased, smoothened, rolled into bun and secured with bobby pins at the nape. Hairspray is of utter importance for holding this hairdo in place.

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Beyonce Knowles’ Beaded Veil Chignon At Met Ball 2014

Beyonce Knowles' Beaded Veil Chignon At Met Ball 2014

With chic accessorizing, even a very easy to repeat hairdo can look absolutely am..

With chic accessorizing, even a very easy to repeat hairdo can look absolutely amazing! Beyonce’s hair here is middle parted and wrapped in simple chignon at her nape. That which made her style redcarpetly appealing is this beaded birdcage veil. The only catch with this vintage little thing is to match it properly with what you are wearing (this Givenchy Haute Couture  is example of excellent match), so it is for very special occasions only.

Kate Winslet’s Messy Beach Waves Chignon

Kate Winslet's Messy Beach Waves Chignon

Seems like complicated texture? Not at all. Easy tutorial to begin with beach wa..

Seems like complicated texture? Not at all. Easy tutorial to begin with beach waves is right here on this video. Kate Winslet’s sunkissed blond hair is the major emphasizing element of texture for this hairstyle. If you are into repeating this color on your hair, just navigate your hairdresser to pay special attention to the highlights around your face for perfect sunkissed effect. Rest is easy: part your hair in the middle, collect it at your nape and secure loosely with elastic band. Twist your tail, roll it around base and secure with bobby pins. Adding barrette decorated with crystals is optional.

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Gwen Stefani’s Middle Parted Dutch Braids Chignon

Gwen Stefani's Middle Parted Dutch Braides Chignon

Cute? You betcha! Always expect unexpected from Gwen Stefani’s style, like mat..

Cute? You betcha! Always expect unexpected from Gwen Stefani’s style, like matching classic chignon and double arching dutch braids weaved from the hairline all the way to the nape. Well lets be realistic, whenever she decides not to let her hair touch that lovely face, she is only doing her appearance a big favor. For DIY we warmly recommend at least a day old hair to avoid disobedient strands in braids. If this is not helping, take very small amount of hair conditioner, rub it between your palms and stroke the surface of your hair. 

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Scarlett Johansson’s Loose Chignon Updo

Scarlett Johansson’s Intricate Loose Chignon Updo

Scarlett Johansson arrived at the ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ premier..

Scarlett Johansson arrived at the ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ premiere in Paris sporting a romantic loose chignon hairstyle. The elaborate hairstyle is twisted upward on one side while the other is a mock long, angular side-swept bangs. Add a crystal-encrusted pin at the back, and you have the perfect wedding ‘do!

Paris Hilton’s Side Braided Chignon

Paris Hilton's Side Braided Chignon

Paris Hilton obviously could not resist trendy braids. Her hair is parted in the m..

Paris Hilton obviously could not resist trendy braids. Her hair is parted in the middle, leaving bangs on the side loose as contrast to cute french braid on the other side. Good news for DIY ladies, rest is easy to repeat: Just twist your hair from roots to ends, roll it low and secure with pins leaving few wisps of your hair loose.

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Kate Bosworth’s Loose Bun Hairstyle

Kate Bosworth’s Casual Loose Bun Hairstyle

Notice anything different about Kate Bosworth lately? She’s gotten prettier is one..

Notice anything different about Kate Bosworth lately? She’s gotten prettier is one, and the other is her newly tinted locks! She has ditched her blond tresses for a fiery mane. The switch is for her role as Anne in the upcoming film ‘Still Alice’. The actress bunched up her hair in a loose bun with thin strands flowing freely at the sides. The front and crown are slightly elevated for a relaxed look.  

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Blonde Sophisticated Braided Updo

Long Blonde Hair In Sophisticated Braided Updo For Prom

If you’re looking for an unforgettable prom hairdo, this one’s for you! This haird..

If you’re looking for an unforgettable prom hairdo, this one’s for you! This hairdo is worthy of a princess or a fair maiden from the olden days. To style your hair in this sophisticated, elegant hairdo, just follow these easy steps. Divide your hair into many different strands and braid each strand individually. Then, swirl the braids into a concentric shape and and secure with bobby pins. Finish with hairspray.

Katherine Heigl Formal Side Chignon

Katherine Heigl's Blonde Hair In Formal Side Chignon Hairdo

Katherine Heigl looks beautiful and glamorous in this elegant side chignon formal..

Katherine Heigl looks beautiful and glamorous in this elegant side chignon formal hairdo. A glitzy rhinestone barrette makes this hairdo even more special. This hairdo accentuates a swan-like neck and is very graceful. The hairdo reminds me of a Hollywood starlet of the past.

Meryl Streep’s Updo at the 2014 Oscars

Meryl Streep’s Classy Updo at the 2014 Oscars

Oh, Meryl! How we adore thee! The updo is age-appropriate, simple yet striking…

Oh, Meryl! How we adore thee! The updo is age-appropriate, simple yet striking. It was clearly the best hairstyle for her elegant Lanvin ensemble. Her blond hair is pulled back neatly, keeping the top slightly lifted. Notice the small patch of greys on one side? It’s saying: “Look, I’m aging but I’m fab so deal with it.”

Olivia Wilde’s Unkempt Updo at the 2014 Oscars

Olivia Wilde’s Unkempt Updo at the 2014 Oscars

Unkempt done right is what this is! Olivia Wilde’s hair is loosely gathered at the..

Unkempt done right is what this is! Olivia Wilde’s hair is loosely gathered at the back while her bangs are slightly curled as well as some pulled-out tendrils at the sides. Minimal texture is given, keeping her messy style elegant. A pouf is created at the crown to slenderize her strong jaw line.

Lady Gaga’s Sleek Updo at the 2014 Oscars

Lady Gaga’s Simple and Sleek Updo at the 2014 Oscars

You have to admit, Lady Gaga looks extra pretty when she is at her simplest. Su..

You have to admit, Lady Gaga looks extra pretty when she is at her simplest. Such was the case when she arrived at the 2014 Oscars with her hair slicked back into a low updo paired with a bouffant top.

How-to:

  1. Prep your hair with a heat-resistant, smoothening balm while it’s still damp
  2. Blow dry hair flat using the right kind of tool (large paddle boar bristle brush) from the roots until the tip while constantly moving so as not to make your strands crispy
  3. Rub a small amount of anti-frizz serum in between your palms before you glide it over your locks to smoothen it further
  4. Create a 4-inch section in the middle until the crown and tease. Smoothen the top then push it forward to create a pouf. Mist with hairspray
  5. Separate a thin section near the nape before you pull back the rest of your hair neatly into a low ponytail
  6. Cover the elastic with the thin section and pin the end under
  7. Brush the end of your ‘tail then slightly roll it inward (towards your nape) and secure with pins

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Jenna Dewan’s Disheveled Updo at the 2014 Oscars

Jenna Dewan’s Sexy Disheveled Updo at the 2014 Oscars

Highly stiff and insanely neat hairstyles for formal events are great; but if you w..

Highly stiff and insanely neat hairstyles for formal events are great; but if you want to soften your look and appear elegantly slackened, try Jenna Dewan’s disheveled updo!

DIY:

  1. Douse a small amount of texturizing powder on dry hair (roots only)
  2. Lightly shake your hair before gathering it into a chignon
  3. Pull out face-framing sections in front and the sides using the end of a rat tail comb

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Julia Robert’s Loose Updo at the 2014 Oscars

Julia Robert’s Loose Updo at the 2014 Oscars

The Pretty Woman kept her coif relaxed and loose at the 2014 Oscars. Her ombre..

The Pretty Woman kept her coif relaxed and loose at the 2014 Oscars. Her ombre hair is styled in a soft, low chignon. The bangs are swooped to one side and ever so lightly given texture. To give your hairstyle the I-didn’t-even-try-to-look-this-beautiful effect, scrunch your mane a little before you create a chignon.

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Victoria Beckham Stylish Chignon

Victoria Beckham's Short Fine Hair In Chic Chignon Hairdo

Victoria Beckham is the epitome of the style no matter where she goes. Her fine,..

Victoria Beckham is the epitome of the style no matter where she goes. Her fine, brown, straight hair is teased at the crown and styled in an elegant chignon hairdo at the nape of her neck. A few short, loose strands frame her lovely face. This formal hairdo can be worn by women of all ages whether it’s to a romantic evening out on the town or for prom.

Nicole Kidman Elegant Chignon

Nicole Kidman's Straight Hair In Elegant Loose Chignon For Prom

Nicole Kidman looked elegant at the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards with her p..

Nicole Kidman looked elegant at the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards with her perfect makeup and this gorgeous hairdo. I’m sure her husband Keith Urban and all of the other men in the room couldn’t take their eyes off her! Her long, straight, red hair is styled in a loose chignon, which complimented her long, swan-like neck and strapless gown. This hairdo is perfect for prom or any other formal occasion and looks good on both mature women and teens.

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Kate Middleton Braided Chignon

Kate Middleton's Lond Brown Hair In Braided Chignon Updo

Kate Middleton always wears very refined, ladylike hairdos. This elegant, braided..

Kate Middleton always wears very refined, ladylike hairdos. This elegant, braided chignon is perfect for a dinner with the Queen or a special night out. This formal hairdo will even look great on commoners whether it’s attending a wedding or a romantic candlelit dinner. This hairdo works well with any type of neckline.

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Miley Cyrus Curly Chignon

Miley Cyrus's Long Brown Hair In Messy Curly Chignon

At one time, Miley Cyrus had gorgeous, long, brown hair which was versatile in s..

At one time, Miley Cyrus had gorgeous, long, brown hair which was versatile in styling options. In this photo, Miley wore a messy, curly chignon which would be perfect for prom. Any woman should be able to create this hairstyle at home. Curl ends of hair using a small or medium-barreled curling iron. Then style hair in a loose bun at the nape of the neck and secure with either bobby pins or clear elastic bands depending on the length and weight of hair. Allow some face-framing layers to hang loose to soften the look.

Sarah Hyland’s Tousled Updo at the 2014 Grammy Awards

Sarah Hyland’s Chic Tousled Updo at the 2014 Grammy Awards

A messy bouffant updo works great on round-shaped faces such as Sarah Hyland’s

A messy bouffant updo works great on round-shaped faces such as Sarah Hyland’s. Rough dry hair or use a diffuser – focusing on the roots – for good volume. Slightly tease the front and crown before doing a tight chignon. The lifted top and flat sides will make your face look longer and more angular. Pull out a few strands using the end of a rat tail comb. Spritz a hairspray with strong hold as a final touch.

Liberty Ross’ Curly Faux Bob Hairstyle

Liberty Ross’ Cool Curly Faux Bob Hairstyle

We’re living for Liberty Ross’ side parted faux bob coif with curls! One side is..

We’re living for Liberty Ross’ side parted faux bob coif with curls! One side is lifted and pinned higher than the other, making it appear like an asymmetrical wedge chop! If you’re planning on using mousse for this hairstyle, pick one with light hold to ensure subtle movement.

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Giuliana Rancic’s Sleek Updo at the 2014 Grammy Awards

Giuliana Rancic’s Simple Sleek Updo at the 2014 Grammy Awards

Giuliana Rancic opted for a sleek chic updo at the 2014 Grammys. The hairstyle d..

Giuliana Rancic opted for a sleek chic updo at the 2014 Grammys. The hairstyle definitely created a big impact despite its simplicity. This is a great style to try for weddings and proms. Keep the front flat but create a little bump at the crown for a bit of drama.  

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Paris Hilton’s Messy Updo at the 2014 Grammy Awards

Paris Hilton’s Sexy Messy Updo at the 2014 Grammy Awards

Now, that’s hot! Paris Hilton sported a messy, height-boosted updo at the 2014 Gr..

Now, that’s hot! Paris Hilton sported a messy, height-boosted updo at the 2014 Grammys. The back is perfectly chaotic while the front is given a dramatic pouf with lots of texture and subtle waves. This is a big formal hairstyle do for women who have round and square shaped faces. The heavy top will slenderize the face and make it more symmetrical.

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Kacey Musgraves’ Side Bun Hairstyle at the 2014 Grammy Awards

Kacey Musgraves’ Chic Side Bun Hairstyle at the 2014 Grammy Awards

The technique in making a side bun hairstyle look gorgeous and not awkward is by..

The technique in making a side bun hairstyle look gorgeous and not awkward is by keeping the bun low and not too big. Sweep your bangs opposite the bun to lessen the strong impact of the uneven style. Loosen the knot and muss up it up a bit by picking out a few strands. Use the end of a rat tail comb to do this.

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Ciara’s Loose Updo at the 2014 Grammy Awards

Ciara’s Sexy Loose Updo at the 2014 Grammy Awards

Ciara’s tucked in, relax updo was the perfect coif for her heavily embellished Pu..

Ciara’s tucked in, relax updo was the perfect coif for her heavily embellished Pucci gown at the 2014 Grammys. The soon-to-be momma’s hairstyle looks like a faux angled bob than an updo, actually. We love the slight waves in front and the matte finish as well! Watcha think?

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Hannah Simone’s Low Bun Hairstyle with Blunt Bangs

Hannah Simone’s Sophisticated Low Bun Hairstyle with Blunt Bangs

Hannah Simone is sporting a massive low bun hairstyle with blunt fringe and soft..

Hannah Simone is sporting a massive low bun hairstyle with blunt fringe and soft tendrils. To make your bun extra large, tease your hair a little after you’ve done the ‘tail. Twist it into a loose bun then secure with a couple of bobby pins. Pull some strands from the sides and curl them using a hot wand.

Victoria Justice’s Updo with Loose Curls at the 2014 Grammy Awards

Victoria Justice’s Pretty Updo with Loose Curls at the 2014 Grammy Awards

Victoria Justice’s chignon at the 2014 Grammys screams prom hairstyle! A huge ch..

Victoria Justice’s chignon at the 2014 Grammys screams prom hairstyle! A huge chunk of her hair was left hanging on one side while the rest was pulled back into a tight chignon. The loose strands were given soft waves starting at the level of her cheek. Finger comb the tendrils to loosen the curls and make it look more natural. 

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Jewel’s Low Side Chignon Hairstyle

Jewel’s Sophisticated Low Side Chignon Hairstyle

The side chignon has been used and abused as of late and we really can’t blame t..

The side chignon has been used and abused as of late and we really can’t blame the women guilty of this. It’s an interestingly elegant alternative to a classic but humdrum (admit it) hairstyle. Part your hair to one side leaving a wide section in front. Brush the rest into a low ponytail then coil the ponytail into a chignon and secure the style with a couple of pins. If you want to make the side curls bulkier, do a deep side part.