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Updo hairstyle ideas: Freida Pinto's red carpet chignon

/ 05.12.2015
Freida Pinto with a chic chignon updo
Freida Pinto with a chic chignon updo

With the Cannes Film Festival kicking off in the South of France tomorrow, we're revisiting Freida Pinto's ultra-chic chignon from last year's edition. The L'Oréal Paris spokesperson wore her then long hair up in an elegant 1920s inspired updo, and we still think it would be the perfect hairstyle for the office, a night out, a nice brunch... you name it!

To recreate Freida's vintage look on your own hair, just follow the tutorial below. Where will you wear it?

How to style it

Step 1

Starting with clean, damp hair, apply Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Frizz Vanisher Cream evenly from roots to ends.

Step 2

Blow-dry your hair as smoothly as possible, using a paddle brush to keep your hair straight. As a rule, it's a lot easier if you separate your mane into three big sections - top, middle, and nape - and tackle one at a time, starting at the bottom.

Step 3

Once dried, part your hair on one side, then use a 1" curling iron to create large waves at the front and through the lengths. After curling, brush your hair through to get one cascading wave.

Step 4

Gather your hair into a low chignon at the nape of your neck by bunching and twisting it all together until you're happy with the shape. Secure with bobby pins.

Step 5

Finish with a veil of Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Strand Smoother Serum Spray to add shine, then complete the look with a glitzy barrette at the back.

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