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!

  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.

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Comments (35)
  1. 1
    Quinn Cooper June 5, 2013 at 7:28 am

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

    Quinn Cooper Style

    • Camille Styles June 5, 2013 at 9:08 am

      Yes, I’d also love to try the look with a simple elastic for a casual, slightly-messy updo!

  2. 2
    Molly {Dreams in HD} June 5, 2013 at 7:31 am

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

  3. 3
    kelsey June 5, 2013 at 8:36 am

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

    • Camille Styles June 5, 2013 at 9:08 am

      Molly & Kelsey, let us know what you guys think… and send us an instagram!! 🙂

  4. 4
    Naomi A June 5, 2013 at 9:41 am

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

    The Occasional Indulgence

  5. 5
    Supal {chevrons and éclairs} June 5, 2013 at 11:54 am

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

  6. 6
    Bailey June 5, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    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. 7
    Milynn June 5, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    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. 8
    Amber Farley June 5, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    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 June 5, 2013 at 8:45 pm

      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 June 6, 2013 at 3:59 pm

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

  9. 9
    Rhiannon August 4, 2013 at 11:54 am

    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.

  10. 10
    Anna August 4, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    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!

  11. 11
    Emily August 16, 2013 at 6:43 pm

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

  12. 12
    Carol January 18, 2014 at 9:00 am

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

  13. 13
    Missy Sue March 29, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    Love it! Check out the Gatsby version!

  14. 14
    Iman April 12, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Where do you buy

  15. 15
    Lizzet April 13, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    Very pretty

  16. 16
    gemma November 17, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    can you do this style without a headband?



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