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Try the wet look chignon

/ 01.03.2014
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  • A super chic chignon
  • A super chic chignon

Want to liven up an evening outfit? Bored of the same old hairstyles that take hours to create? Then look no further. A wet-look chignon is bound to inject some life into your wardrobe, and is perfect for a glamorous evening.

A unique updo

Start by washing hair with a deep-cleansing shampoo to remove the build up of product and natural oils. Next, prepare the hair with a styling product. There are so many options to choose from, contrary to the popular opinion that gel is the only product that will create this look. Gels, oils and serums are all great for creating a sleek wet-look.

Run the product throughout the whole of the hair, concentrating on the roots. You want to look like you've just stepped out of the shower, or were caught in the rain without an umbrella. Once you have coated the hair in product, tie into a low-slung ponytail with a clear elastic band. Fabric hair ties tend to slide around more easily on wet hair so elastics work a treat. Then, wrap the lengths of your hair around the base of the ponytail, creating a neat chignon at the nape of the neck...uber-sexy. Make sure to pull the hair back around the ears to ensure no strands hang loose.

Complete the look by spraying with hairspray to stop flyaways and limit wispy baby hairs around the face. Make sure your hairstyle stays slick all day by carrying a miniature-sized tube of serum or fixing gel in your handbag.

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