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How to Do Twisted Chignons with Short Hair

  • Short Hair Chignon Step 1

    Start with hair that has not been washed in a day — this will allow for some texture. If you don't have much natural texture, try curling your hair and applying a light spritz of hairspray before you begin. Use a comb to create a side part.

  • Short Hair Chignon Step 2

    Push all your hair to the back behind your ears and divide it into three even sections. Grab one section on the end and twist it around itself.

  • Short Hair Chignon Step 3

    Stick a hair pin straight into this twisted knot to secure it.

  • Short Hair Chignon Step 4

    Twist the other two sections around themselves. Be sure to pin the knots evenly along the neckline.

  • Short Hair Chignon Step 5

    Pull the knots apart a little. Don't worry if the ends come out — it will look more natural.

  • Short Hair Chignon Step 6

    Pull the twisted knots together and pin them so they look like one knot. This step is key to making the style modern and mature.


  • Short Hair Chignon Step 7

    Continue to pull the knots apart to make the hairstyle look soft. Finish with a spritz of hairspray, and your stylish short-hair updo is complete!

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    Originally published on, January 2013.

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