A true classic when it comes to elegant hairstyles, the banana chignon
is officially back for 2014. Made famous by Audrey Hepburn, this style is the perfect hairstyle choice for a chic evening party. Let’s take a closer look at how to wear the banana chignon this year… The trend.
This isn’t a new trend! Made popular during the 50s, the banana chignon saw its glory days long before the hippie era in the 60s. Today, this style is rarely worn during the day by the modern woman, however, is always a show stopping evening look for an exclusive charity ball or gala event. Who can wear the banana chignon?
Anybody can try this hairstyle! However, you will need a decent amount of hair in order to create the perfect banana chignon. Much less voluminous than the 50s version, 2014s banana chignon is much neater and sophisticated. Wear with an elegant ball gown or even a relaxed outfit for a modern take on the hairstyle. The contrast between your outfit and hairstyle is what will set you apart from the crowd. How to wear the look.
To start, create a side parting
on the side of your choice. Bring the rest of your hair to the bottom of your head, as if you were tying a low ponytail
. Twist your ponytail back up onto itself and pull in an upwards direction. Take some bobby pins and pin up and around the banana section to secure. The models on the Carolina Herrera runway wore two twisted ponytails in their hair which added a new dimension to their look and made it more modern. The technique to creating the double banana chignon is very similar to the singular version, simply create two ponytails instead of one. Finish off with an even layer or hairspray
to keep your style in place. © Pixelformula /Carolina Herrera prêt-à-porter runway, Spring-Summer 2014 © Jean Louis David