The chignon updo
is a classic wedding hairstyle, but in 2011 the chignon will hit a high note!
Wedding dress designers
to Monique Lhuillier
sent models down the catwalk with sleek chignons piled high atop their heads. And if you like this wedding hairstyle
, it can be transformed to suit your bridal look, face shape and wedding hair accessories.
A few chic variations on the high chignon updo...
1. Braided Ballerina Chignon
- as seen at Kenneth Poole
's Spring 2011 bridal runway show. The chunky braid paired with the high, sleek updo creates a high-drama look perfect for the wedding day.
2. Updated French Pleat
- as seen on Amsale's 2011 bridal runway. The timeless french twist is updated to create a contemporary bridal hairstyle, with side-swept fringe framing the face. We love this hairstyle for a sophisticated elegant wedding
3. French Twist Remix
- sleek, silky locks are key to creating this on-trend bridal updo. All of the hair is pulled back into a high pony tail and wrapped around to create a magnificent coil atop the bride's beautiful head.
No matter what updo style you ultimately choose, the simple tips and tricks below from the pros at Redken will help your chic high chignon steal the show!
High Chignon Bridal Updo How To
Start with a directional blow dry on damp hair toward the high crown area.
Pull hair into a ponytail at the crown of the head.
Spray the ponytail with a high-shine, lasting-control hairspray (like Redken's pure force 16 non-aerosol fixing spray
), and twirl the ponytail up around itself and secure with bobby pins.
Finish your updo with Redken's glass 01 smoothing serum
(or a similar frizz-taming product), and your chic chignon will be a glossy, glamorous dream come true!
Are you still on the fence about your wedding day hairstyle?
Tell us which bridal hairstyles you love by posting a comment below, and we'll tap our experts to get you the inside scoop!