Twist & pin side chignon how-to

by Hair Romance on November 12, 2010 · 15 comments

in Hair Style Advice,Hair Trends,Twist and Pin

How amazing is this how-to? I am going to lift my game with my photography for my next hair style instructional!

So, I already told you that the chignon was coming back in fashion, and gave a little how to on the twist & pin here. Now, here is a very glamorous side chignon that combines the two and is simply gorgeous. You may have seen this floating around but it’s too good to not repost.

Step by step how-to:

  1. Using a round brush, blow-dry hair smooth and straight, focusing on the top sections.
  2. Once dry, use a large-barrel curling iron to create waves from the ears down.
  3. Build height and volume at the crown by teasing hair gently with a fine-tooth comb.
  4. Gather hair into a low ponytail. Twist it along the nape of your neck, pinning as you go.
  5. Once you reach your ear, shape the remaining hair into curls, and pin them back over the twist.
  6. Spritz strands in place.
  7. To add texture, gently curl and scrunch the wispy ends with your fingertips.

Images & how to via DIY Wedding Updos

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Live May 23, 2011 at 7:53 pm

This is probably the prettiest do I've ever seen, and I love how it can actually make my brittle, terribly-cut, dull hair look pretty chic. I adore your blog, it's by far the best one out there in this genre. PLEASE keep up the good work with your fantastic styles, fab tutorials and great ideas. Thank you!



fitandfashion June 9, 2011 at 8:40 pm

Love this do! I just found your blog and you have some amazing hair inspiration here.


vamclays July 8, 2011 at 6:56 am

Thanks for showing how to make different hair styles


Megan July 8, 2011 at 6:58 am

Now it will be more easier to make different hair styles


Kathy Lake March 3, 2012 at 1:59 pm

With Prom season around the corner, this will be a simple do to do…. Thank You!!!!


Hair Romance March 3, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Thanks Kathy! This would be perfect for prom!


nikki March 5, 2012 at 6:50 pm

oh, i am definetly going to use this!


Hair Romance March 5, 2012 at 8:45 pm

Thanks Nikki!


cha chi July 8, 2012 at 12:57 am

I love this hairstyle it’s quick and easy.


Hair Romance July 8, 2012 at 9:53 am

Thank you x


Savanah November 21, 2012 at 3:04 pm

do you have any thing for hair a little too short for that???????


Hair Romance November 21, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Hi Savanah, you can try it using a hair donut to create the bun if you don’t have enough hair, or check here for more posts about short hair x


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