Everybody has their “go-to” hairstyle that they do when they need a quick look that says, “I put some effort into my hair today,” and this simple chignon bun is that hairstyle for me.
I wear it for all sorts of events, and I love it because it’s easy to pull off and doesn’t look too fussy when it’s done. You also don’t need a lot of fancy tools to create it either, which is nice if you need to make your hair behave in a pinch.
Step One: Take a teasing brush and tease a few layers of hair at the back of the crown of your head. Smooth the top layers of your hair with the brush.
Step Two: Gather your hair into a low ponytail. I have long bangs in the front, so I like to keep a few pieces out in the front. You can do that too if you like that look or just include all your hair in the ponytail.
Step Three: Twist your ponytail and wrap the twist around the base of your ponytail to create a bun. You can also tease your ponytail before you twist it to create a bigger bun if you want.
Step Four: Use bobby pins to pin the bun into place and give your hair a quick spray of hairspray to set the look and help contain flyaways. That’s it!
So simple right? This is great for a date night, dinner with friends, or even for bridesmaid duties, and I like that it creates a soft wave look when I take out my hair at the end of the night. If you need a classy look that doesn’t take much time to do, you’ll want to give this one a try for sure! xo. Laura
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Credits // Author: Laura Gummerman, Photography: Janae Hardy.
Even when I tease my hair the ponytail ends up pulling it down/flat after a while. Any idea how to fix this or what I’m doing wrong?
This style is gorgeous. Very natural. You should take a look at our Model Guide to Beautiful Hair, it has a lot of interesting advice 🙂
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This is such a pretty hairstyle and it looks relatively easy. It would be a great hairstyle for any occasion. Thanks for sharing!
Oh wow! Well, I hope you are feeling good these days, thanks for the tips!
Ha ha, I just gently brush it out with a paddle brush and that works for me!
I usually do too, but you can either pin or spray them down, or just leave them for a messier look 🙂
I use this brush and I like it, but I haven’t tried a lot of brushes so I don’t have much to compare it to:
What is your lipstick color? It’s amazing! Love this post and love the posts with Anna Rose too (she does my hair in Hollywood!)
I saw many ladies on this post wishing they had longer hair… I recently was diagnosed with a thyroid disease that made my hair fall out and I LEARNED a lot about making hair grow back quickly…i wrote a blog on it and the secrets and products I used if anyone wants to read it.
I love this! I also need a un-teasing tutorial!
I love this. A look I constantly repeat when I don’t feel like doing my hair.
A chic low ballet bun is so undervalued, and looks great on everyone!
Totally saving this, to try myself! Nice and easy, but max effect.
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So cute! And great for summer!
Lovely! What lip color is that?
This looks so simple and elegant! Definitely going to try it on my hair soon 🙂
This is perfect. I love the look with the teasing. And thank you for the tip about teasing the ponytail before the wrapping and pinning – usually I don’t like my hair this way because I don’t have enough to get a full bun in the back, but I never thought of the teasing and that should help (as well as help the bobby pins stay put.)
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Looks beautiful! I’m still looking for the perfect “go-to” hairstyle, and I definitely will try this.
This hair look is so cute and elegant! I want to try it soon!
That is a gorgeous style on you! Can’t wait to try it.