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How to do a twisted chignon updo for long hair

/ 04.29.2014
Come on baby let's do the twist...
 Come on baby let's do the twist...

The word 'chignon' is really just a fancy French word for updo and, when you have especially long and/or thick hair, it can be a little difficult to figure out just how to get all of your hair into one. The main thing to remember is that it's all about getting as much hair as you can into the space available.

Twists are a great way to do this as you reduce the actual size of the hair, and they are easy to wrap into a chignon, bun, braid... whatever you want really. This simple low chignon is a great example of just how sleek, pretty and generally pulled together a twisted updo can look.

Keep reading to find out just what you need to do to recreate it on your own hair! (Maybe thinking of your head as a tiny studio apartment will help.)

What you need:

Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Frizz Vanisher Cream
Blow-dryer
Round brush
Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Strand-Smoother Serum Spray
Brush
Hair tie
Bobby pins
Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray

Step one: Apply Frizz Vanisher Cream to freshly washed, towel-dried hair and blow-dry with a round brush. Keep the airflow pointed downwards to encourage a smooth straight finish.

Step two: Once dried, apply Strand-Smoother Serum Spray to tame any flyaways and give an instantly sleek texture. Brush the hair back into a tight, low ponytail.

Step three: Split the pony into several sections and twist one. Once twisted, pin the section of hair up, winding it around as desired. Repeat on the other sections until all of the hair is pinned up, and make sure you cover the hair tie.

Step four: Finish with a mist of Bold Control Hairspray for long-lasting hold.

Happy styling!

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