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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- Design a balanced “part” for the front section.
- Take one of the front sections and twist it back.
- Wrap this section around the back and hold it in place with a bobby pin.
- 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.
- Do the same for the other front section.
- Grab one of the long braids and fold it in half.
- Now fold it again across the head and then hold it in place with bobby pins.
- Do the same with the second braid.
Examples of High Braided Chignons