Jennifer Lopez's chignon: step-by-step
The newest red-carpet star, the chignon, is making its mark in the world of "it" hairstyles. Easy to do, you'll be ready to go in less than five minutes. With different versions, the chignon can add to your wild day style or your sophisticated night look. Kudos to Jennifer Lopez, who donned a perfectly executed chignon at the 84th Oscars on 26 February 2012 in L.A.
To make a chignon, start off with a ponytail at whatever height you want your bun to be. If, like Jennifer Lopez, you want the high chignon, tilt your head down and gather all of your hair into a high ponytail. After having taken the time to thoroughly brush your ponytail, tease it with a comb to get a messy look. Next, slip your hair into an elastic band to hold it all in place. It's the perfect accessory to keep your chignon where it should be, even for the thinnest of hair. Finally, wrap your hair around in a circular motion to make your chignon. Hold it all in place with hairpins. A bit of hairspray and you're set to go.
During the day, make a quick chignon to put on a fake careless look. You decide what works best!