The messy bun gets given an avant-garde overhaul in five simple steps
Everyone loves a chignon. This new season style is more avant-garde than glamourous. Our tip: keep the texture dry and the bun low. Here’s how to nail this chic hairstyle.
Spritz your roots
This style looks better on second-day hair. To give strands extra grip, spritz a dry shampoo or texturising dust to the roots of dry hair, then use a paddle brush to smooth hair away from your face.
Pull hair back
Gather your hair into a low ponytail at the nape of your neck and secure with an elastic.
Twist it back
Twist the tail to create a bun and pin it in place. If you have fine hair, backcomb sections of your ponytail to create a voluminous, textured chignon.
Aim for imperfection
If your knot is too neat, “pull out a few strands using your fingers,” says Sam Overton, creative director at Unilever Haircare.
Spritz to keep the style in place
Mist a matte finishing spray to secure your style.
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Illustrations by: Ann Do