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PHOTOS: How to do a simple chignon updo

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How-to: low messy chignon

In need of a simple updo? Try a chignon! Get the effortlessly chic look with this tutorial.

How-to: low messy chignon


Prep hair with Shu Uemura Ultimate Remedy heat protectant.


How-to: low messy chignon

Curl hair using a flat iron for a smooth, voluminous look.
Spray hair with Kerastase Gloss Appeal for added shine.


Apply Shu Uemura Volume Maker to roots, and tease hair at crown of head.


How-to: low messy chignon

Gather hair at nape of neck, leaving out bangs and other loose pieces around the face. Secure with a hair elastic.


How-to: low messy chignon

Spin hair around elastic in two sections to form bun. Secure with bobby pins around edges. Finish by spritzing hair with Kerastase Lacque couture for a flexible, yet firm, hold.


For extra added glam, weave a hair accessory into the bun for sparkle!

How-to: low messy chignon

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