A chignon hairstyle is typically a bun-like style worn low on the back of the head. The word “chignon” comes from the French phrase “chignon du cou,” which means nape of the neck.
Some may call a basic bun a chignon hairstyle, but the Hairstyles Teacher only classifies something as a chignon if it is elegant and can be worn for both formal or business attire. Chignons are classy, elegant and can make a woman appear sophisticated.
The easiest way to make a chignon, is to not have to do it at all. Try one of these hair wrap pieces (such as the one pictured below on Jessica Simpson).
To style hair like this, simply pull all of your hair into a low ponytail, twist your hair up into a bun and secure with bobby pins. Apply the chignon hair piece over your bun.
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Click here for a basic chignon.
This is a beautiful chignon worn low on one side of the head. It is a great chignon for weddings and bridal parties because the hair will show in the pictures taken that day. Click here for this great chignon for bridesmaids.
Try a beautiful, pin-curled chignon that is great for formal occasions because of the complexity of the style. Click here for directions to this formal hair style.
Here is a great holiday hair style chignon that will make you look festive at all the holiday parties.
This twist hairstyle is a fun and funky looking way to make a chignon.
Try this simple updo for an elegant chignon that you can make in under 5 minutes.
In these chignon buns you will actually be making 2 chignons, but it will look like one large one when it is complete. This style is perfect for formal events and looks great with a bridal veil or tiara.
This chignon hair style for long hair is beautiful and weaves gentle curves and circles around itself. Your hair is long enough for this style if you have 6-8 inches of hair that hangs out of your ponytail.
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