Tutorial: get the Marchesa side-chignon

/ 12.09.2013
Tutorial: get the Marchesa side-chignon
Tutorial: get the Marchesa side-chignon

As spotted on the Marchesa runway recently, romantic side chignons are somewhere right in between a romantic updo and a low bun, making them as perfect for date night as they are for the boardroom. This hairstyle is classic and chic, but what's best of all is that it's incredibly easy to do.

We think this hairstyle looks so gorgeous for an important event, but it can also be fun styled in a messy way to wear more casually, with a t-shirt and pencil skirt, for example.

What you need: a hair elastic, bobby pins, a can of hairspray.

Step one: To start, smooth your hair back with your fingers and gather it into a low ponytail. Secure the ponytail on one side, at the base of your head and just behind your ear, then use a small section of hair and wrap it around to hide the hair tie.

Step two: Separate the hair into two sections, once larger than the other. Using the larger portion, create a messy bun and then secure it with bobby pins. Pull gently at little section to give the bun extra volume.

Step three: Take the other section and wrap it around the bun, then secure with more bobby pins.

Step four: Once you're pleased with your sleek, but slightly messy side-chignon, spray the whole thing with a strong hold hairspray. The end result should be secure but not too tight, you want the overall look to be relaxed and romantic, not rigid and uncomfortable.

You're all set!

Which events would you wear this fab hairstyle to? We plan on wearing it everywhere!

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