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Pretty Simple :: Banded Chignon

June 5th, 2013

Banded Chignon Tutorial by Martha Lynn Kale | Photo by Kate LeSueur for Camille Styles

Martha Lynn here, and today’s ‘do is inspired by a chic chignon I’ve been spotting around Pinterest lately… and once I sat down to give it a shot, I even surprised myself with how easy it was to recreate. I’m loving this technique because it works with any hair length (past the chin) and any texture… and with the weather heating up, now’s the perfect time to introduce a new pulled-back hairstyle to your arsenal. We used a romantic jeweled headband from Anthropologie, but just about any headband with a bit of stretch will do the trick. Keep reading for the tutorial!

Banded Chignon Tutorial by Martha Lynn Kale | Photo by Kate LeSueur for Camille Styles

Banded Chignon Tutorial by Martha Lynn Kale | Photo by Kate LeSueur for Camille Styles

Banded Chignon Tutorial by Martha Lynn Kale | Photo by Kate LeSueur for Camille Styles


  1. Beginning with lightly curled hair that’s teased at the crown, slide your headband around the crown of your head.
  2. Starting at the front of your hairline, pull hair in small sections from below the headband, and tuck as pictured.
  3. Continue working towards the back of your head as pictured. Sections can vary in size and can be tease, pulled and loosened as you desire.
  4. Repeat from the other side of hairline.
  5. Once one layer is tucked, you can choose to stop here and leave the style half up-half down.
  6. Or continue by tucking bottom hair up and around as pictured. Reinforce with bobby pins and spray all over.

Martha Lynn


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34 Comments under :: Pretty Simple :: Banded Chignon
  1. Quinn Cooper says:

    I do this with an elastic headband that I have too.
    It’s so easy and simple and looks super professional.

    Quinn Cooper Style

  2. absolutely gorgeous!
    can’t wait to give this a try.

  3. kelsey says:

    this is totally beautiful! will have to try this
    kw ladies in navy

  4. Naomi A says:

    I do this all the time! Especially when I’m running late for work, it’s super fast and cute~

    The Occasional Indulgence

  5. I have a few of these and love them, but never thought about doing a chignon!

  6. Bailey says:

    This is exactly how I styled my hair for my wedding last June! It’s so easy and beautiful:) I used a floral crown (from the Nouveau Romantics) instead of a headband. Love it! xo Bailey

  7. Milynn says:

    Oh my goodness, this is so beautifully done! I will definitely have to get a headband and try this out 🙂 Such a pretty look for a wedding!

  8. Amber Farley says:

    Maybe a dumb question…headbands like this always pop off the back of my head…I think it’s (my head) too round! Anyone else have this problem, but been able to get this to work in a fuss-free way?

    • Gaby DeLeon says:

      I have the same issue, but still use this technique by bringing the front of the headband down lower on my forehead to hold more securely (Click on my photo icon to see what I mean, but it doesn’t have to be that drastic). Also, Anthro headbands keep their elasticity the best!

    • Martha Lynn says:

      I get that too and I find if they are a little bit looser then they don’t pull as hard to slip off!

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  12. Rhiannon says:

    I did this style for my own wedding in May as I wanted something I could do myself but still looked quite fancy – had loads of comment especially when they found out I’d done it myself! Keeping the headband in is helped by pinning the hair.

  13. Anna says:

    Came here looking for an easy but classy style I could do myself for my sister’s wedding in 2 weeks, this looks absolutely perfect!

  14. Emily says:

    I can never do these hair tutorials, but I did this one and it looks simply fantastic!

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  17. Carol says:

    beautiful! I”ve done this before…..but not with jewelled bands though…may just try this to Mass tomorrow!

  18. Iman says:

    Where do you buy

  19. Lizzet says:

    Very pretty

  20. gemma says:

    can you do this style without a headband?

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