This elegant chignon will elevate any holiday look, and is deceptively easy to re-create!
Step 1: Begin with a 1 1/2 inch curling wand or iron, and curl from the root in the direction you want the chignon to go (all the hair will eventually be pinned to one side!)
Step 2: Take 2, 1 inch sections of hair and twist away from the face, twisting in the direction of the chignon. Wrap the 2 strands together, creating a "braid." Pin the braid on the opposite side from where you started.
Step 3: Moving in the same direction, continue to gather and twist sections of hair, pinning them securely on the opposite side. Exactness isn't necessary; it's meant to look loose and effortless.
Step 4: Once all the hair from the first side has been swooped and pinned, curl the remaining loose hair at the root to create volume. Set with a firm-hold hairspray (we reccomend L'Oreal Professionnel's Tecni Art Extreme Lacquer.)
Step 5: Working in 1 inch sections, hold and pinch hair in the middle of the strand pulling upward away from the face, pinning on the underside (imagine a "rounded" shape when arranging the strands.) Continue to gather and pin until all the hair is secured.
Step 6: Pull a few tendrils from the chignon if you prefer a looser look, then set with a firm-hold hairpsray once more.
Happy Holidays from the Spark Salon team!