A fan of the sixties? Then you’ll love this hairstyle! This maximum volume chignon is a tribute to the many hairstyles of the 60s and is great for showing off your pretty little face! The exaggerated chignon
. This style has been spotted on the catwalk for Derek Lam’s Autumn-Winter 2012 collection, after having made an appearance on Spring-Summer 2012 catwalks such as Jean-Charles Castelbajac’s, another 60s-lover. This chignon is backcombed to the max for a gorgeous candy floss effect. It will leave you looking good enough to eat! Create the exaggerated chignon
. The originality of this chignon is all about the art of backcombing and how good you are at it! This is how you create the ultra-exaggerated effect at the top of your hair. Start by applying a small amount of styling mousse
to your wet hair for added body. Dry your hair upside down, and then backcomb your whole hair section by section with a comb. Spray hairspray regularly to make sure it lasts. Next, gently brush your hair, being careful not to brush out the backcombing, and tie it back. Gather the ends together and roll them up at the nape of your neck. Secure using hair grips. That way, no one will be able to see how your hair is pinned up! Add another layer of hairspray to finish. Multiple finishes
. There are several variations of this style to choose from, all of which involve backcombing and pulling your hair back. To emphasise the volume of your chignon, why not accessorise the style with a headband worn on the top of your head. This will smooth down the hair at the front of your head. You could also leave pieces of hair out of your chignon around your face. To do this, separate the top front of your hair from the hair you are going to backcomb. Style the rest of your hair into the exaggerated chignon, then come back to this section. Create a short centre-parting and straighten your hair so that it falls nicely around your face.