6 Do-it-yourself steps to a side chignon

Nov 17, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. ET

With holiday parties popping up everywhere your best asset will be a brand new hair do that you can do yourself. Follow these easy tips to creating a chic side curl updo!

DIY Side Chignon

You can wear this look day or night, from errands to a dinner party. Follow these step-by-step directions to see just how easy it is to create the perfect up do at home.

 

1Use a round brush and blow-dry your hair smooth and straight

 

 

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Using a large barrel curling iron at least 1.5 inches create waves from your ears down

 


 

Gently tease the crown of your head with a comb using separate strokes to not damage hair

 

 

Twist hair along the nape of your neck pinning as you go to create a low ponytail

 

 

Once you reach your ear, shape the remaining hair into curls and pin back over the twist

 

Spray with a light hairspray to ensure hold

 

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