Steal the look: The low chignon
Looking to adapt red carpet styles to your next special occasion? The low chignon would be a great fit as it emulates the hairstyle of a recent Oscar winner, Octavia Spencer, and Hollywood favorite, Charlize Theron.
Step 1: Get your hair ready with a dime-size amount of your favorite nourishing leave-in treatment and apply (we're fans of Farouk Royal Treatment Pearl Complex) from mid-shaft to ends. Curl the hair. (We tried this using the 1-inch CHI Digital Ceramic Orbit Curler.)
Step 2: Using the top of your head as a point of reference, section your hair into three sections from the top of your head to behind your ears on both sides, leaving the back loose.
Step 3: Gather all your hair from the back section slightly off center and create a ponytail.
Step 4: Starting at your ends, gently roll the top half of the ponytail up into a "pin curl." Secure with bobby pins on both sides.
Step 5: Repeat the previous step with the bottom half of the ponytail, but roll under instead of up.
Step 6: Gently smooth the left side section with your fingertips, pull back and lace around your two secured sections. Pin underneath.
Step 7: Gently smooth the right section with your fingertips, pull back and twist. Lace around the two secured sections and pin underneath.
Step 8: Lightly spray the hair and smooth any flyaways.
Voila! How do you like your new look? Do you feel red carpet ready?