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Art Deco Style Ideas & Tips

Basic Chignon and Asymmetrical Chignon Hairstyles

The famous chignon hairstyle started during the art deco period or during the 1920s, where the bob haircut or very short haircut in women was the “in” thing during that time. However, even though the iconic bob haircut was the famous hairstyle during the 1920s, there were still women who can’t dare to cut their long hair very short, since the period before the 1920s was for very long hairstyles. Chignon hairstyle allows women with long hair to make it look short and still blend in with the “flapper hairstyles” (short haircut) during the art deco period.

The Chignon Hairstyle

The chignon hairstyle is basically very simple to do and it is suitable for any hair textures. To be able to make a chignon, the hair should not be shorter than the shoulder length. The hair should be slightly longer or even longer than the shoulders to easily style it into a chignon. There are several different ways on how to make a chignon. Chignon hairstyles can be worn in casual or even in formal events. You will just have to do slight modifications on how you are going to style your chignon hairstyle in accordance to how you want to wear it, either casual or formal.

The Basic Chignon Hairstyle

Basic Chignon Hairstyle

  1. Comb your hair back (including your bangs if you have one) and tie it into a ponytail at the center of the nape area.
  2. Divide the ponytailed hair into two, and twist each division of hair.
  3. Once both divisions of hair are twisted, fold each division under and make use of bobby pins to hold and secure it in place.
  4. After securing your hair in place, you can use spray nets, hair gels, or any hair spray that can smoothening any loose hairs and further holding your hair in place.

The Asymmetrical Chignon Hairstyle

Asymmetrical Chignon Hairstyle

This variation or modified chignon hairstyle can be worn during various formal occasions.

  1. Comb all your hair down to one side (not centrally) and tie it into a ponytail. Usually, hair is tied into a ponytail just behind one ear.
  2. Divide the ponytailed hair into two, and twist each division of hair.
  3. Once both divisions of hair are twisted, fold each division under and make use of bobby pins to hold and secure it in place.
  4. After securing your hair in place, you can use spray nets, hair gels, or any hair spray that can smoothening any loose hairs and further holding your hair in place.
  5. You can also use hair accessories that can flatter your outfit (headbands, flowers, beads, ribbons, etc.). You can even leave strands of loose hair to add more style, unlike the basic chignon that keeps all hair tuck and kept.