How to Make a Chignon Bun
Chignon hair styles are a very glamorous and modern Sedu style often seen on Hollywood celebrities.
Below are directions, but if you prefer to not have to style yourself, try a hair wrap piece and save the styling time and effort.
- One elastic rubber band the shade of your hair
- Bobby pins the shade of your hair
- A large clip for holding back sections of hair
- A paddle brush
- Optional: a flower (in a color that will match or complement your dress,) hair sticks or hair jewels.
Prepare hair by straightening (if needed) or by using a product to smooth out flyaway or coarse looking hair.
Part bangs across the crown of head from ear to ear and clip up and away from the face.
Put hair in a ponytail in the back of your head.
Split the pony-tail in half. Three-quarters (most) of the hair should be on top, and one quarter on the bottom.
Clip the top section up and leave the bottom section down.
Split the bottom section into two sections, right and left.
Take the right section and curl it around your fingers like you are curling it around a roller.
Pin the small roll in place.
Take the left section and do the same as the right, but pin it up on the northwest side. (imagine your ponytail as a compass and pin this section in a small roll in the northwest position).
Unloose the top section and twist it.
Wrap it around the rolls we just did. (Like you are wrapping the twisted section around the face of a clock).
Pin the ends of the twist under the roll wherever it stops wrapping.
Let stray hairs stick out for a more tousled look. For a more finished look: Hairspray and bobby-pin stray hairs down and into the roll.
Step #14 (Steps 14-16 shows how to create the sleek Hollywood Sedu-look for your bangs.)
Remove the clip from the bangs
Brush out and pull all hair to one side.
Pin the ends of the hair under the chignon.
Note: If your bangs are not this long, take a small-tooth comb and spray it with hairspray. Then, gently comb through your bangs directing the comb to one side so the hairspray on the comb pulls the hair over and sets it to one side in a sleek way. For added strength, add a jeweled barrette to hold the ends of your bangs off to one side.
Put a flower in the side of your choice or hair sticks in the chignon updo.
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