I’ve always wanted to learn how to wear a sophisticated chignon on my head, especially on days when I don’t feel I’m ‘dressed properly’ enough for our lovely dinner & wine sessions out whether its just the 2 of us or with some friends.
So I was thrilled when I read Jo’s post today on creating a beautiful chestnut bun.
Now while I know some of you may state how unsophisticated a bun is versus a beautiful chignon which has many variations of style, let me disclaim how
1) the only buns I’m good at are the really messy, half-way ponytails that i deliberately left it there with some bits of end often sticking out sort, that usually goes with spring cleaning a house and never out of the house.
2) this version shown was actually a suggestion for DIY wedding hair which I think is a simple, brilliant idea that you can wear to almost anywhere.
The steps and photos are really easy to follow and I managed to master it pretty quickly (3 minutes tops!)
I might just be wearing this style out during our Saturday date!
Here are the steps as shared on Joanna’s blog
1. Gather your hair into a high ponytail and secure it with a rubber band. You want the band to be pretty tight (otherwise the sides of the ponytail will droop after you do step three).
2. Next, slide your rubber band down a little so it’s no longer tight against your scalp.
3. Create a little “hole” in the loosened part of your hair (between your scalp and the rubber band).
4. Pull your ponytail through the hole you just created.
5. Note: Be sure to pull the ponytail UP through the hole (instead of DOWN through the hole, like the topsy-tail we used to do in the 80s:)
6. Pull the ponytail all the way through so it hangs over the top of the rubber band. You may have to fan out the ponytail a little to create an even shape.
7. Next, loop the end of the ponytail under, towards the rubber band. If your hair is super long, you may have to wrap the ends of the ponytail around your hand a few times before you tuck it under. (I did!)
8. Pin the ends that you just tucked using a few bobby pins. Make sure it’s pinned very securely. Then keep pinning the sides and bottom of the bun until it feels secure. You can spray with hairspray for extra hold, and feel free to bring some extra bobby pins for touch-ups throughout the night.
Thanks Joanna (and Caroline) for sharing this wonderful style. 😉
Source | A Cup of Jo