Post # 1
This is my inspiration photo…I love how it looks in the back, but I can’t quite figure it out. Can anyone help me? I think it’s called a chignon, although when I google chignon I get a wide assortment of hairstyles. Thanks so much!
Post # 3
It is a chignon. A chignon is more of a category of hairstyles rather than one specific hairstyle.
Post # 4
It’s a chignon…a rather complicated looking one at that. By the looks of it the stylist used a “bump it” or something similar to create height in the top. Left some sections of hair free and created a bun at the base of the neck. Then wrapped and pinned the sections over, under and through the bun and top portion of the style to create the design.
It’s a nice style.
Post # 5
Thanks for responding! Yeah, I have seen those “bumpits” advertised but they seem a little weird to me. I had a friend try this hairstyle on me and we did basically what you said except we teased the hair on the top to get the volume. It obviously didn’t look quite as good as this one but it was an okay first attempt. The main problem was we couldn’t figure out how to hide the bobby pins. And it seemed a little looser and messier than this one.
Anyways, thanks for the responses 🙂
Post # 6
Aileen…I think if you use bobby pins on the main portions of the style..the bun and the bump in the top, that will give you the tightness you need to hold the style. Then use straight pins underneath the “loops” of hair to hold that part. If you look closely at the “bun” part of the style, you can see a couple of the bobby pins…but none on the overlay part.
Explaining hairstyles is so complicated when all you have is words. I talk with my hands so this is hard for me…LOL