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Short hair updo tutorial: Freida Pinto's chic chignon

/ 04.08.2015
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  • Freida Pinto with a chignon updo
  • Freida Pinto with a chignon updo

When you have a short haircut that falls somewhere between your chin and your shoulders, wearing it up can be a challenge. L'Oréal Paris spokesperson Freida Pinto proved that it can be done, however, when she attended a screening of her latest film, Desert Dancer, with her short bob pinned up into an airy chignon this week.

To recreate her look, just follow the tutorial below!

How to style it

Step 1

Starting with damp hair, spritz Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT Blow Out Heatspray throughout and rough dry. When your hair is almost dry, flip it upside down to complete the blowout. This will lift the hair at the root to create volume.

Step 2

Once dried, spray the hair on top of your head and back toward the crown with Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray. Lift the hair and gently tease it from behind to add more height.

Step 3

Starting with the top layers, twist and pin sections of hair to form a chignon at the back of your head.

Step 4

Keep twisting and pinning pieces of hair until it's all up. There's no golden rule about how you should secure it, just aim for something bun-like.

Step 5

Gently pull a small piece of hair loose on either side of your face, then mist your completed updo generously with Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray. This will seal your style against the elements for long lasting, frizz-free hold.

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