A chignon (soft bun) is an easy, elegant style for everyday or special occasions such as prom. For chignons, you'll want to start with a side part or middle part.
This style is super easy & the messier, the better. To get this look, follow the following steps:
Step 1: Add body
Spritz a styling spray or gel (we love
Matrix Biolage Bodifying Spray Gel
, a favorite of celebrity hairstylist Enzo Angileri. Spray gel on roots, it gives body without the stiffness of other gels.
Step 2: Tame frizz
If you have naturally curly hair, you'll want to tame frizz with a mousse or pomade. Great products include Paul Mitchell Sculpting Foam
, another favorite of Angileri's, according to Elle Magazine. He likes to apply foam to damp curls, twist around his fingers & let them dry naturally.
Step 3: Secure hair
Pull hair back into a low ponytail.
Step 4: Create the bun
Once in a ponytail, twist hair into a bun & secure with another ponytail holder. If you want to look younger, fresher & less formal, let the ends stick out a bit.
Step 5: Apply a pomade or shine serum
Updos look great with a bit of shine like MOP Glisten Shine Drops
. Pomades like Bumble and Bumble Sumotech
are great finishers for updos.