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The perfect office updo: sleek low chignon tutorial

/ 10.07.2014
Sleek, chic and looks great with a trench... what's not to love?
Sleek, chic and looks great with a trench... what's not to love?

Finding the perfect office-friendly hairstyle can feel a bit like finding the perfect office-ready shoes, in so much as once you have a good collection, you're sorted for life! Well, for the duration of your contract at least.

This sleek low chignon is a formal updo that we just love because it's the kind of style that looks totally put-together yet approachable at the same time!

If you're in need of a new hairstyle for work or a job interview, why not give it a try?

Get the look

Step one
Starting with damp hair, apply L'Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Frizz Vanisher Cream evenly throughout and blow-dry with the concentrator attachment to minimize frizz. Use a paddle brush to straighten the hair as it dries.

Step two
Once dried, use a flat iron for any further straightening, then spray your hair with Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Strand Smoother Serum Spray. This will instantly add shine and tack down any rogue flyways.

Step three
Part your hair on one side with a tail comb, using the arch of your brow as a guide, then smooth your hair back in to a low ponytail.

Step four
Twist the pony into a bun shape and pin to secure it. For a more detailed look, you can braid the hair before securing it into a bun.

Step five
Complete the look with a veil of hairspray for added frizz control and long-lasting hold. That's it!

What do you think? Could this sleek chignon become your new go-to workday hairstyle?

Read more: Find out how to get glossy hair, and keep it, by avoiding these styling mistakes.

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