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HOW-TO: Modern Chignon (With Steps!) by Kenra Professional

Lauren Salapatek | April 15, 2015 | 9:05 AM
Prep hair with Thickening Mousse and rough dry hair until it’s 70 percent dry.
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Blow dry in sections, over directing with a round brush at the roots to add volume.
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Spray Kenra Platinum Hot Spray 20 on 1 inch sections and curl each section parallel.
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Section hair from ear to ear, brush out curls in back section with a boar bristle brush.
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Lightly tease hair in pony and then smooth under portion with a brush and tuck the remaining hair half way through the split section to create a chignon.
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Take 2-inch sections from one side, loosely twist away from face, and cross it to the opposite side of the chignon. Secure with a hair pin. Take a 2-inch section from the other side, loosely twist away from the face, and cross hair to the opposite side of the chignon. Secure with a pin and repeat creating a crisscross action.
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Lightly tease your twists to help hold the shape you are creating in place.
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Use Texturizing Taffy 13 to tame flyaways. Detail upstyle by using hair pins to secure twists.
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Finish with Kenra Volume Spray 25
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Chignons can work for anyone and everyone. Dress them up or down – the decision is up to you depending upon the occasion.

Here, Kenra Professional shows you how to achieve this exquisitely elegant chignon using sectioning, teasing and applying the right Kenra Professional products. Follow the step-by-step to achieve this modern chignon hairstyle. Don’t forget to finish with Kenra Volume Spray 25 to keep this updo ‘up’ and looking great all day into night.

STEP 1: Prep hair with Thickening Mousse and rough dry hair until it’s 70 percent dry.

STEP 2: Blow dry in sections, over directing with a round brush at the roots to add volume.

STEP 3: Spray Kenra Platinum Hot Spray 20 on 1 inch sections and curl each section parallel.

STEP 4: Section hair from ear to ear, brush out curls in back section with a boar bristle brush.

STEP 5: Lightly tease hair in pony and then smooth under portion with a brush and tuck the remaining hair half way through the split section to create a chignon.

STEP 6: Take 2-inch sections from one side, loosely twist away from face, and cross it to the opposite side of the chignon. Secure with a hair pin. Take a 2-inch section from the other side, loosely twist away from the face, and cross hair to the opposite side of the chignon. Secure with a pin and repeat creating a crisscross action.

STEP 7: Lightly tease your twists to help hold the shape you are creating in place.

STEP 8: Use Texturizing Taffy 13 to tame flyaways. Detail upstyle by using hair pins to secure twists.

STEP 9: Finish with Kenra Volume Spray 25.

Visit Kenra's website to more information about this hairstyle and the brand.

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