Get the Look: The Classic Chignon

Chignons are generally created by pinning the hair into a twist at the nape of the neck, at the back or side of the head, but there are many different variations of the style! Follow the steps below to create this timeless look:


Before & After 


Before & After

Tools Used:


Tools Used
  • Mini Paddle Brush
  • Dressing Brush
  • Clips
  • Elastic
  • Bobby Pins

Step 1 – Ponytail 


Step 1
  • Begin by brushing, to smooth and detangle the hair
  • For the front area, leave a triangular section out
  • Brush the hair back to one side and gather it into your hand
  • Wrap an elastic band around the hair to secure

Step 2 – Chignon 


Step 2
  • Apply OSiS+ Dust It mattifying volume powder onto the ponytail to add extra volume and texture
  • Twist the hair and it wrap around the ponytail
  • Secure the hair twist with pins or grips
  • Tuck the ends of the hair under the twist and secure with a bobby pin or grip
  • Place another bobby pin on the opposite side to secure
  • For a more textured chignon, carefully open and tease individual hair strands from the twist using fingers

Step 3 – Front Section and Finish 


Step 3
  • Apply OSiS+ Dust It to the front section, brush it through and slightly backcomb this section from the underneath 
  • To incorporate the remaining hair, wrap it around the chignon twist and secure with another pin
  • Form the shape of the fringe with fingers and fix in place with OSiS+ Session Label Super Dry Flex, for workable hold control

Watch the video to see the steps in action!


Essential Skills Styling & Dressing – Chignon 


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