Create an asymmetrical chignon with a boho vibe

Creating an updo can be intimidating, especially if you are styling your hair for an important event. A classic chignon is a coil of hair pinned at the nape of the neck. For formal events, this style is usually ultra-smooth and slightly puffy. It also looks lovely when done casually, so don’t swear off this style before you try it.
Begin by pulling your hair back into a low ponytail. Roll up the hair like you’re wrapping it around a curler, and pin it in place. To make the look extra special, curl a few face-framing tendrils of hair at the sides for a romantic finish. Once you try this style, you’ll want to return to it over and over again.
- Hair elastic
- Texturizing spray
- Bobby pins
- Curling iron or flat iron
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1. Pull your hair back into a low ponytail, and secure it with a hair elastic. Leave a few tendrils of hair loose in the front to soften the look.
2. Gently create a hole in the hair just above the elastic, and loop the ponytail up and through the hole, so the sides of the ponytail will have a twisted appearance.
3. Generously spray the ponytail with texturizing spray. This will help the style stay in place because the hair will have more “grip” to it.
4. Gradually roll up the ponytail until you have a cylinder of hair against the nape of your neck. Pin the coil in place with bobby pins.
5. Curl the loose hair around your face with a curling iron or flat iron.