Hair Styling | Tips and tricks

Long-Running Success: Chignon with Long Hair

The chignon as a long-time favourite has mastered the knot! There is no other hairstyle women wear more frequently – and it keeps reinventing itself. The chignon is especially multifaceted in long hair: From a fancy front bun to a crimped knot – take a look at the latest chignon hairstyles and how to do them. Six variants with the wow factor:

Once knotted into hair and heart, we are not letting go of the chignon style any time soon! The classic knot styling is practical, straightforward and fashion-conscious. And so varied in 2015 as well. All hair knots are not created equal. What about bad hair days? Not with the chignon:

1.     Apply volumising powder to the hair.

2.     Toss the hair over the head and tie into a high, loose ponytail.

3.     Twist into a knot and secure with hair pins.

4.     Apply hairspray to the style and you are done!

With its great popularity, our favourite knot has earned an upgrade this season: XL top knot, neck knot, front bun – the new variants are trendy and especially well suited for women with long hair. The chignon reveals its character with six different stylings. See for yourself:

Gallery: Chignon with long hair

Making inroads: Front bun

Chignon with long hair

The front bun by designer Marc Jacobs

The front bun is definitely a hairstyle with art appeal. Restraint is cast aside and the glam factor is worn high on the head.

While the fabulous unicorn chignon is styled very sleek and neat, the ends are permitted to peek out of the hair knot highlight somewhat messy and undone.

A striking shade of lipstick (such as a rich berry hue) highlights the fancy front look! 

Styling instructions for the front bun:

Chignon with long hair

Minimum effort, maximum effect: The front bun is styled in a few easy steps

Looks more difficult than it is. Once you get the knack of it, the front bun is quick to create!

What you need for the front bun:
heat protectant, straightening iron, hairbrush, hair gel, hair elastic, hair pins, hairspray

How it’s done:

1. Spray some heat protectant into the hair and work it strand by strand with the straightening iron.

2. Toss the hair over your head and use a hairbrush to bring it straight forward.

3. Gather the sleek hair at the front crest and tie it into a ponytail with the hair elastic. Make sure that the top layer of hair is close to the head – smooth it down with some hair gel if necessary.

4. Tie the ponytail into a knot and secure the front bun with hair pins. Slightly pluck out the hair ends.

5. Apply a generous amount of hairspray to the style and you are done!