Hair How To: Sophisticated Single Chignon

DIY A Sophisticated Chignon As Seen On The Runway

Whether you’re looking for a sophisticated take on second-day hair or just an easy style to help you stay cool in the summer heat, a single chignon is always a classically beautiful style to try. Throw in some matte texture – as seen at Rosa Cha’s Spring 2011 show – for a trendy edge and you’ve got yourself a trend-setting style that’s not only easy, but also fashion forward too.

While the top-knot style is clean and finished, it’s nevertheless easily doable in your own bathroom with these tips from Ric Pipino, the genius behind the top-knot hair at Rosa Cha.

How To Get The Look: Sophisticated Single Chignon

Prep hair using Revolution In Cut Long Layer Primer ($24), for hold and definition, as well as Revolution In Cut Lift Me ($26) at the root, for volume, before blowing hair dry.

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Apply additional Lift Me throughout length of hair to give even texture all the way through.

Smooth hair with a Mason Pearson brush ($253), before adding a little Revolution In Cut Tousle Me ($26) for extra hold.

Try a braided headband too!

Smooth hair again with a blow dryer for added texture before putting the hair up into a high ponytail with an elastic.

Twist around the hair into a loose chignon at the top of the head and fasten with long pins.

Rub and tousle the hair a bit for a textured, flyaway feeling.

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