Holiday Hair Inspiration: Simple and Elegant Chignon

November 3, 2018

The holidays are officially upon us which means it is time to start seriously thinking about what we’re going to be wearing, sparkly holiday makeup and of course, our holiday hair! I’m obsessed with adding a touch of glamour to my looks during the holiday season and just adore the idea of creating an elegant chignon for a holiday party. The chignon is a sleek, classic hairstyle that anyone can pull off, and this particular version takes seconds to achieve. The best part? With a little help from TRESemmé®, Dove and Nexxus products, you can prep your hair in the morning, head to work, and at the last-minute, style this do’ and no one will ever guess it took you all of 10 seconds…it’s that beautiful! Just be sure to keep a bottle of TRESemmé Compressed Micro MistTM Level 2 Smooth Hairspray with you to finish so that your hair stays in perfect, sleek condition all night long. I also love the idea of finishing this chignon off with a pair of statement earrings as they look so elegant with an updo and make the look 100% holiday party ready! Keep reading to see how I achieved this chic chignon and be sure to head on over to the Shoppers Drug Mart Holiday Hair website to find even more beautiful holiday hair tutorials and to learn more about TRESemmé®, Nexxus® and Dove Hair products and hair styling tips!

PS: Get 1,000 PC Plus bonus points* and be entered for a chance to WIN 1 of 20 $500 Shoppers Drug Mart gift cards when you purchase three (3) participating TRESemmé®, Nexxus® or Dove Hair products and scan your PC Optimum card.Products used to achieve this look:

Dove Nutritive Solutions Daily Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner: Used daily, both the Dove Daily Moisture shampoo and conditioner nourish hair to make it look and feel healthier. The shampoo and conditioner help protect normal hair from daily wear and tear and nourishes to make hair softer and 5X* smoother. *Dove Daily Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner system vs. Non-Conditioning Shampoo

Nexxus Encapsulate Serum: For normal to dry hair, this serum is salon crafted with a Caviar and Protein Complex for 24-hour moisture. I love this serum because it completely smooths down my hair and adds a protective barrier for improved control and manageability.

TRESemmé Compressed Micro MistTM Level 2 Smooth Hairspray: This hairspray is great because it gives my hair invisible hold with a natural, touchable finish to achieve a smooth and sleek look.

Step 1: Shampoo and condition hair with Dove Daily Moisture collection. I love this shampoo and conditioner because it smells great, leaves my hair silky and manageable for further styling.

Step 2: Blow dry hair until completely dry to the touch. I didn’t use any special brushes or blow out my hair as the Dove Daily Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner left my hair very sleek and smooth after use. I simply blow dried my hair and brushed it after it was completely dry.Step 3: Using a medium barrelled curling iron or wand, loosely curl hair to create a beachy wave. I didn’t spend too much time making sure the curls were perfect as I was putting it into the chignon but I did pay a lot of attention to the front of my hair as I left some pieces down to frame my face.Step 4: Pump 1-2 drops of Nexxus® Encapsulate® Serum into palms, rub together and smooth into hair, running the serum from the middle of the hair to the tips. Hair will be soft, sleek and ready for the updo.Step 4: Brush hair back and scoop it into a low ponytail. Secure hair with a clear hair elastic (clear elastic not shown here so you can better see the style)

Step 5: Gently pull hair apart at top of ponytail to create hole large enough to pull the pony tail through. Pull ponytail through and tighten. If you have long hair, pull the pony tail through again.Step 6: Fold remaining hair up into a loose chignon and secure with bobby pins. Be sure to secure any fly aways. Pull a few pieces of your hair from the front to frame face.Step 7: Finish by spraying a generous amount of TRESemmé Compressed Micro MistTM Level 2 Smooth Hairspray for hair invisible hold with a natural, touchable finish to achieve a smooth and sleek look.Step 8: Add a pair of statement earrings for a touch of holiday glamour!Finished look!

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