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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Here’s how to create side swept chignon
1. Prep hair with root lift spray
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
11. Roll pony up to head, adding grips to keep secure
12. Spray with hairspray
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
Using the ghd air® hairdryer, dry in the product using your fingers to help create lift at the roots.
step three: Section hair
Section hair from ear to ear.
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
Twist wrap around the barrel and hold for 5-8 seconds.
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
Continue throughout hair using large sections, alternating the barrel above and below the hair for a natural texture.
step eight: Shake curls out
Using your hands, gently shake your curls out to loosen them.
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
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
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 hairspray
Lock your chignon in place by spraying your updo with hairspray.