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Alternative updo tutorial: try a ribbon chignon!

/ 05.30.2014
Chignon with ribbon detail
Chignon with ribbon detail

After recently singing the praises of the ribbon braid, we stumbled upon this gorgeous ribbon chignon... at least that's what we're calling it. It's essentially just a braided updo with added personality, and it's just perfect for summer! This style will work with just about any outfit because you can choose your ribbon to match. So, whatever the occasion, keep this look in mind.

To recreate a ribbon chignon on your own hair, just follow the tutorial below...

What you need:
Hair ties
Ribbons
Bobby pins
Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray

Step one: Brush your hair through then split it into two halves. Tie a ribbon beneath each ear then secure into low pigtails. Fasten them both fairly close to each other at the nape of your neck.

Step two: Braid the pigtails all the way down to the ends and secure with two more hair ties.

Step three: Wrap, twist and wind the braids around each other to create the chignon then pin.

Step four: Tease a few strands loose to soften the overall silhouette then mist generously with Bold Control Hairspray to finish.

What do you think? Could this be your very own It style this summer?

For more summer hairstyle inspiration, take a find out about some other great casual 'dos for long hair. You could even start practicing the crown braid in a bid to prevent the dreaded neck perspiration. It's not glamorous but it's something anyone with hair longer than a bob has to deal with unfortunately, so it's best to be prepared!

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