Chignons are a huge trend for spring-summer 2013
. Have you gone overboard with the chignon bun
or looking for something with a little less volume than the XXL chignons spotted on heads everywhere? Then the Japanese chignon, both strict and trendy, might just be the style for you. Asian hair
. Many of you are envious of Asian hair. Asian hair tends to be thick, fine and flexible. So it’s a lot easier to style and tame. But it’s a lot more difficult to make curly or wavy styles last on this type of hair. This is why Asian girls dream of having gorgeous, natural waves! The idea behind the “Japanese” chignon
. This round chignon is not to be confused with the geisha chignon. Often decorated with fancy details such as hair pins or flowers, the geisha chignon is a lot more complex and structured than the Japanese chignon. So avoid wearing it unless you’re heading to a Japanese-themed party! How to create the Japanese chignon.
To create this round chignon, you’ll need fairly long, flexible hair. If your hair doesn’t reach your shoulders, there’s no point trying the Japanese chignon. Start by blow-drying your hair using a round brush to get as much bounce
in your hair as you can. Once your hair is dry, tie it into a fairly high ponytail, but not necessarily right on the top of your head. Then create a smooth ball around your hair band, securing as you go with bun pins, which you can hide in the chignon. Spray a layer of hairspray to hold it all in place. © Pixelformula/Haider Ackermann prêt-à-porter show, Spring-Summer 2013 © Jean Louis David