Chignon for Any Occasion

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Learn how to perfect this classic, stacked chignon hairstyle


Whether you are ready for a fabulous updo for stage competition or you are a bride looking for an elegant style to wear, this curl stacked chignon is perfect for you. I love this style because it really is a gorgeous statement. It lengthens your neck, gives you a really soft facial silhouette, and draws tons of attention to your beautiful face.

Here’s What You Will Need:

1 Inch BaByliss Curling Iron

Rat Tail Comb

Goody Bobby Pins

Ion Hard to Hold Hairspray

4 Black or Clean Rubber Bands

Step 1: Start With Pinned Curls

Begin by prepping your hair for fabulous volume and shape with great pin curls. I recommend using a one inch curling iron. I prefer the BaByliss 1 inch iron because it really creates awesome curls which last.

I love the way the heat works through the hair, especially when I am pin curling the hair. Your curling iron can actually make a huge difference in the finish of the style, so make sure you have an iron that is a quality source of heat.

Start with two inch wide sections which are thinner depth wise. Make sure you start at the top of the hair shaft to create a well-rounded curl. I suggest you also use a light spray and light tease to help begin to create volume for the style.

Step 2: Stack 2 Ponytails

Anchor the style with 2 small ponytails. Create one right in the center of the back of the head and the other one at the crown of the head. Be sure to use 2 rubber bands on each ponytail. You will also want to make sure you smooth the ponytails by combing through, as well as adding a light spray.

I like for the 2 ponytails to the have a bit of space between them. I do this so there is an even space for the hair to fit as you begin stacking it later in this process.

Step 3: Front Puff

Use your comb to tease the center. Adjust the height of the puff to your desired style. Make sure there are no holes in the top section and secure the sides with 2-3 bobby pins. Everything in the center affects the security of the finished style, so make sure you pin the puff well.

You will also want to be sure the end pieces are well combed, so as you continue to build the style, you have a smooth transition.


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