The New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 Backstage Beauty Report: Jason Wu’s Sleek Chignon
Designer: Jason Wu
Lead Hair Stylist: Odile Gilbert for Kérastase Paris
The Scoop: The inspiration behind the look was mid-century modernism. Odile created a new version of the Chignon, featuring a slicked back style, set at back of head, perfectly in between ears. The resulting look was a very sleek Chignon with a wet-look finish. The exposed neck added a hint of sex appeal without being too overstated.
How To DIY Jason Wu’s Sleek Chignon
- Start the look with dry hair.
- Spray Matérialiste to the palms of hands and apply to roots of hair to add texture.
- Take liberal amount of Crème de la Crème from root to shaft and slick hair back until it’s smooth and shiny.
- Brush hair back using fingers to give a trace of texture and leave “finger tracks”.
- Gather hair slightly higher than the nape of the neck and at a height in line with the ears.
- Next, pull hair back to a ponytail, split the hair into two sections and twist hair to create a modern chignon and secure with multiple elastics for added texture.
- Finish Jason Wu’s Sleek Chignon style with Laque Dentelle for a sleek, wet look.