Side profile of model with chignon low bun hairstyle, created using Wella. Side profile of model with chignon low bun hairstyle, created using Wella.

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HOW IT'S DONE

Looking for the ultimate updo? This effortless low bun will work with *every* outfit in your wardrobe. Learn how to do an elegant chignon in just a few steps with our easy tutorial, featuring tousled tendrils and a textured finish for a modern laid-back look. Here's everything you need to know...

MASTER THE PERFECTION

STEP BY STEP

Photo of the back of a model’s head with low chignon hairstyle.
THE KIT

CHIGNON ESSENTIALS

Ready to go low? Create an elegant chignon with these style-perfecting products:

STEP 1

DO THE WAVE

Split hair into three parts, then mist with Wellaflex Heat Protection Styling Spray. Take a wide-barrelled curling tong and wrap a small piece of hair around in one direction. Repeat for the next section, wrapping in the opposite direction to alternate the curl. Continue until hair is full and bouncy.

Photo of model curling hair.
Photo of model sectioning hair.
STEP 2

SECTION HAIR

Separate a small section of hair on either side of your face with clips, then tie the rest of your hair into a low ponytail. Twist into a low bun and secure in place with pins.

STEP 3

SWEEP AND PIN

Sweep back one of the front sections of hair and secure with pins at the back of your head, leaving the ends free. Repeat on the other side of your head.

Photo of model creating a chignon bun.
Photo of model pinning chignon bun into place.
STEP 4

ADD TOUSLED TEXTURE

Time to add a touch of texture. Loosely twist those free ends of hair around the base of your chignon, then pin into place. Use fingertips to gently tease your low bun for a carefree finish.

STEP 5

COMPLETE YOUR CHIGNON

Ready for the finishing touch? Use fingertips to pull out a few strands of hair from the front for some face-framing tendrils. Finish with a spritz of hairspray, like Wellaflex 2nd Day Volume Hairspray, to lock it all in. 

Photo of a model wearing a chignon bun with tousled tendrils.
Expert tip for styling. Use dryer with a nozzle to dry more quickly and efficiently. Michael Douglas Wella expert. Wella logo on bottom.
Michael Douglas, Wella hairstyling expert.

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