Side Swept Chignon
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side swept chignon

Exuding elegance with your hair up is effortless. For your next party hairstyle, opt for a side swept chignon to keep your locks off your shoulders. Give this classic updo hairstyle a makeover with a look that’s all about reinventing the resurgence of glamour through texture and volume.

Party hair doesn’t have to be about free-flowing waves or gorgeous curls – this updo hairstyle will add a touch of sophistication to your look. This modern chignon rules from a textured base so prep your locks with a root lift spray and the ghd air® hairdryer. Add your own twist to the updo and create movement through your mid-lengths with the ghd curve® creative curl wand. Keep your hair up all night long with a spritz of hairspray for party hairstyle perfection.

Get a flawlessly sculptured updo hairstyle with a side swept chignon. Follow our how-to guide and find your new go-to party look.

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STEP-BY-STEPS

Side Swept Chignon

Here’s how to create side swept chignon

1. Prep hair with root lift spray

2. Dry product in with hairdryer

3. Section hair

4. At bottom of head, place curling wand above section

5. Twist wrap hair

6. Then twist wrap below the hair on next section

7. Repeat steps 3, 4, and 5 on large sections

8. Shake curls out

9. Create low pony with fingers

10. Tease ponytail with narrowing dressing brush

11. Roll pony up to head, adding grips to keep secure

12. Spray with hairspray

step one: Prep hair with root lift product

step one: Prep hair with root lift product

Start your chignon by spritzing the hair with root lift spray. 

step two: Dry product in hairdryer

step two: Dry product in hairdryer

Using the ghd air® hairdryer, dry in the product using your fingers to help create lift at the roots.

step three: Section hair

step three: Section hair

Section hair from ear to ear.

step four: At bottom of head, place curling wand above section

step four: At bottom of head, place curling wand above section

Starting at the bottom of the head, place the ghd curve® creative curl wand.

step five: Twist wrap hair

step five: Twist wrap hair

Twist wrap around the barrel and hold for 5-8 seconds.

step six: Then twist wrap below the hair on next section

step six: Then twist wrap below the hair on next section

On the next section, place the barrel below the hair, and twist wrap for 5-8 seconds.

step seven: Repeat steps 3, 4, and 5 on large sections

step seven: Repeat steps 3, 4, and 5 on large sections

Continue throughout hair using large sections, alternating the barrel above and below the hair for a natural texture.

step eight: Shake curls out

step eight: Shake curls out

Using your hands, gently shake your curls out to loosen them.

step nine: Create low pony with fingers

step nine: Create low pony with fingers

Using your fingers so it’s not too neat, gather the hair into a low side pony tail.

TIP: Pinch the top section for volume and extra texture, pulling out some loose sections at the front.


step ten: Tease ponytail with dressing brush

step ten: Tease ponytail with dressing brush

Using a ghd narrow dressing brush, tease the top of the pony tail back for thickness.

step eleven: Roll pony up to head, adding grips to keep secure

step eleven: Roll pony up to head, adding grips to keep secure

Roll the ponytail up towards the head and add grips through the centre – add extra grips as needed to feel secure.

step twelve: Spray with final fix hairspray

step twelve: Spray with hairspray

Lock your chignon in place by spraying your updo with hairspray.

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