Backstage Beauty: How To Get an Undone Chignon

Devon Hay

Need a polished look with staying power for that important business meeting (or sultry soiree, for that matter) and don’t want to look like a bridesmaid gone wrong? Or are you just running late in the morning and don’t have time for much else? Channel Kate Bosworth or Diane Kruger and try a softly undone chignon.

Here, Fekkai stylist Lindsay Block works with model Sandra Rieder and shows us how to whip up this gently-swept, chic look with just a few tricks and pins. Loosely secured at the nape of your neck, this easy style lends a dose of deconstruction and casual femininity without weighing you down. Watch the video above to see just how easy it is to scrape together this look at home in a flash. Skip the blow dryer and hit the snooze button.

How to get the look at home:

  • Take a section of hair at the crown of the head and gently tease at the roots for body and height
  • Separate out the front two pieces of hair around your face
  • Pull the rest of your hair backwards and gently tease as well
  • Begin twisting the ponytail, teasing slightly more as you go
  • Begin to form your chignon to your desired look
  • As you twist, pin securely in place
  • Once you have your base in the back, begin softly pulling back front pieces and secure
  • Finish off with Fekkai’s Coiff Sheer Hold Hairspray to keep your look for longer without hair getting stiff or sticky and you’re good to go!

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