Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The Double Chignon

Today I'm sharing my second hair tutorial with you in partnership with Women's Rogaine (see the first post here) and providing an update of the results I've been seeing since I started using their foaming regrowth treatment. I began this process at the beginning of September & have continued applying it once a day.  Now that I'm at the two & a half month mark, I have definitely noticed an improvement in my hair looking & feeling fuller. During my last trip to the salon, my hairdresser even commented that he could see a lot of new growth coming in on top.  The only downside to this is that the new hairs are much shorter and tend to stick up, looking like flyaways, so I've started using this anti-frizz serum & this flexible hold hairspray to help keep them in place.

Since cutting my hair short, I have really missed having the ability to create updos.  Especially as we head into the holiday season, I wanted to come up with a style that would be evening appropriate and would work for those of us who have shorter locks.  A chignon is a classic updo that is perfect for date night or a special event, but because my hair has lots of textured layers, try as I might, I could never get it to stay in a bun.  After a little playing around with it, I realized that I could make it work by separating my hair into two sections and "stacking" two buns on top of each other.  If you have tapered side layers, you could also alter this style by placing the buns side by side instead of stacked.  This is also a great option if you are blessed with overly thick hair (like my daughter) because it creates smaller buns that stay in place better.  Here are the steps to recreating this look:

Step 1: Separate hair into two even sections, top and bottom, and secure each section with a clear elastic.
Step 2: Start with the top section and begin to twist hair and wrap around into a bun.  Secure with 2 or 3 bobby pins to hold in place.
Step 3: Take the bottom section of hair & twist around into a bun, securing with bobby pins.
Step 4: Pull out a few face-framing pieces of hair out to soften the look & finish with a setting spray.

Thank you to Women's Rogaine for kindly sponsoring this post.
All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.


1 comment :

Kristen Marie said...

your makeup is flawless here! What blush and lipstick are you wearing?