One of the hot hairstyles we saw on the Spring 2009 runway was off-center Chignons. These structured side buns starred at 3.1 Phillip Lim’s spring 2009 show and promise an easy, updated look that you’ll want to rock this spring.
A Chignon is just a fancy word for a bun. It’s very versatile and can be worn tight or loose for a totally feminine look. An easy hairstyle almost anyone can do, unless your hair is very short. If you do it properly, it will stay put for a long time, leaving you to worry about other more important things.
The Chignon is not a harsh “librarian” bun though. It’s softer and looser, which makes this a very feminine look. Once you know how to do it properly, you’ll be able to do it in seconds as you run out the door.
How To Make A Chignon
First put your hair in a ponytail, high or low will do. Then twist your hair, hold it like that, and wrap it around the base of your ponytail (where the elastic is). Then secure it with another elastic and a few bobby pins. We recommend getting small and large bobby pins for extra security.
Depending on the look you are going for, you can either do the initial ponytail tight, loose, or off-center. You can even spice it up a little and back-comb your hair with a little texurizing mousse and do everything loosely for a wonderfully feminine chignon.
You can even choose to use hair sticks or jewels to adorn your chignon bun with. If you are wearing this hair style for a wedding or an evening event, there are many fancy hair accessories you can use to dress it up.
Such accessories can be found at Claire’s. You can also get unique Hand Carved Hair Sticks or Elegant Hair Sticks for fancier occasions.
Stay tuned for more Spring 2009 Hair Trends…