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French Chignon Hairstyle for Shoulder Length Hair

The term “chignon” is just the French translation for the word “bun” in English. The chignon hairstyle started during the 1920s where some women with long hairstyles do not want or can’t dare to cut their long hair short. Women with long hair during the art deco period twist and tuck their hair at the back of their head (chignon hairstyle) to give an impression that they have a short haircut. It was during the art deco period wherein the bob haircut was very popular among women.

Chignon Hairstyle

As the years go by, there have been a lot of variations or different techniques on how a woman makes her chignon hairstyle. Here are some of the most common and most loved chignon hairstyles:

French Chignon Hairstyle for Shoulder-Length Hair

French Chignon Hairstyle for Shoulder Length Hair

Many women think that only those with long hair can do a chignon hairstyle. Well in fact, the chignon hairstyle can even be done by women with shoulder-length hair. However, doing a chignon hairstyle will be a lot easier when the hair length is quite long. But nothing to worry, shoulder-length hair may make it tricky and more complicated when making a chignon hairstyle, but it will never be impossible.

How to Recreate the French Chignon for Shoulder-Length Hair

  1. If you just came out from the shower, towel-dry your hair until damp. Do not dry your hair too much for it will give you a harder time styling it later.
  2. Once hair is already damp, apply styling gel all over your hair (from roots to tips). Styling gel will prevent your hair to fly away and it will also hold your hair in place neatly later on.
  3. Gently comb your hair downward and secure all your hair into a ponytail at the nape section of your neck. In shoulder-length hair, securing the ponytail at the nape area will be easier for a chignon hairstyle.
  4. Twist sections of your ponytailed hair and wrap twisted sections of your hair at the base of your ponytail. Once wrapped around your ponytail, use bobby pins to secure it in place. You may need more bobby pins if your hair is short, just to prevent your hair from falling down.
  5. Once all hair is secured, you can now spray your entire hair, including the “bun” with hairspray for extra hold and support.