The elegance and charm of a high-braided chignon hairstyle cannot be stressed enough.

This is a hairstyle that has been around for centuries and was well-appreciated in Ancient Greece. Over time, the hairstyle has had its ebbs and flows in popularity before picking up steam during the Victorian era.

The term itself means “collar” and is a French word used to describe the look of this hairstyle. It is often noted for having a certain sophistication that’s impossible to ignore.

Braided Chignon

The underlying technique associated with this hairstyle involves a form of knotting and braiding. Once the hairstyle is put together, it has a braided appearance that gives it the appearance of a “chignon.”

Fishtail Braid And High Bun

For those looking to kick things into high gear with the chignon, it’s time to look at the fishtail braid. The premise is to use the fishtail in combination with a high hairstyle. This means the hair is wrapped around before being knotted with the high bun.

French-Braided Chignon

When the hairstyle first became popular in Ancient Greece, it was often appreciated for the accompanying low bun. As a result, anyone with a low bun hairstyle would be given the term “chignon” for their hair. It works perfectly in contemporary times due to its versatility, whether it’s in the middle of a workday or later in the evening while eating out. By combining 1-2 French braids with a high bun, it’s possible to create a beautiful version of this hairstyle.

How To Form A High Braided Chignon

To make sure the hairstyle is perfectly balanced and elegant, it’s important to understand the finer details of this process. It’s all about forming a simple braid and then giving it a few added touches.

  1. Begin by taking your hair and separating it into three balanced sections; part from the ears and down the middle of the back. This creates three sections, which can be used to create two braids using elastics.
  2. Design a balanced “part” for the front section.
  3. Take one of the front sections and twist it back.
  4. Wrap this section around the back and hold it in place with a bobby pin.
  5. If the hair is longer in length, don’t be afraid to continue twisting the section into an “8” shape. Once the shape is formed, use bobby pins to hold it in place.
  6. Do the same for the other front section.
  7. Grab one of the long braids and fold it in half.
  8. Now fold it again across the head and then hold it in place with bobby pins.
  9. Do the same with the second braid.

The Stylish Man’s Guide To The Right Hair Products

There are many types of hair that are common to different parts of the world. There are people with thin hair, thick hair, soft, hard, long, short and so many other combinations. With so many hair types, it can be difficult to find the right type of products to use...

Finding The Right Foundation For Your Skin Tone

Choosing the right foundation for your skin type is a struggle many people go through. If you have ever seen someone with the wrong shade of makeup on, you understand how important getting it right is. You could have even been in the same shoes yourself. It is hard...

How To Style Your Hair While Wearing A Beanie

It’s that time of the year again, strong winds, falling snow, freezing cold, fur coats and yes beanies. It goes without saying that beanies are a comfortable winter accessory that go with more than you would think possible. This winter you want comfort to meet...

Great Hairstyles For Men With Natural African American Hair

Finding your own personal style for your hair is an important part of the male grooming process. So is finding a barbershop near you that will give you all your hair goals on a platter. A lot of times, it does not matter how fancy you are dressed. If your hairstyle...

Braided Side Pony

Okay, so it is no secret that getting a haircut that makes the hair “look right” on your head is the in thing now. Symmetric hairstyles have been the go-to style for many. But things are going a little lopsided these days. Asymmetric hairstyles are becoming...

Fabulous Edgy Medium Length Shag

Medium shag haircuts are some of the most popular haircuts for celebrities and everyone else, really. It is no wonder though, because it is a pretty simple hairstyle and it looks really trendy and modern. You need to get behind this versatile style. You also get to...

Short Blonde Shag

These days, to rock a short hairstyle and also be seen as chic and stylish, you have to make it a little shaggy. Short shag haircuts are also very versatile and can shave off years from your age. The following should be your go-to list of fabulous short hairstyles...

Different Styles Of Nails To Complement Your Look

Are you looking forward to visiting the nail salon to get your nails done? A set of beautiful nails can add glitz and glamour to your outlook. But, choosing from an array of options can be a bit overwhelming. You may be wondering whether to go for the oval or cuticle...

How To Maintain Healthy Skin During The Winter

Your skin reacts differently as weather changes. Whether it is chilly winter or sweltering summer, weather has effects on your skin. Winter, especially with extreme coldness and low humidity, can leave your skin dry, flaky and rough. It’s impossible to prevent...

How Does The Weather Affect Your Hair?

Your hair is one major part of your body that requires adequate grooming. But sometimes, you find out that your efforts to keep it in good shape all end in frustration. This could be due to an array of factors, such as weather. Weather, especially during winter,...