EMMYS HAIR: Kerry Washington's Classic Chignon-inspired Updo

Lauren Salapatek | September 26, 2012 | 2:08 PM

EMMYS HAIR: Kerry Washington's Classic Chignon-inspired UpdoCelebrity hair stylist Kiyah Wright gave Actress Kerry Washington a classic chignon-inspired updo for the 64th Emmy Awards held in Los Angeles.

“She wanted to keep it unbelievably simple, just like what’s on the runways,” says Wright.


STEP 1: Prep the hair by applying Clairol Professional Jazzing in Clear to dried hair from root to tip. Let the product sit for 15 minutes and then rinse it out.

STEP 2: Using a round brush, blow dry the hair in sections until completely dried.

STEP 3: Tease the hair at the roots on top of the head and apply clip-ins in a matching hue backwards for added volume.

STEP 4: Spritz the face-framing pieces with gold hairspray for temporary sheen and brightness.

STEP 5: Create a deep side part and create a ponytail at the crown. Then twist the hair around the ponytail to create a bun.

STEP 6: Secure with pins, and loosen random pieces to create a more voluminous bun.

STEP 7: Spritz with a strong hold hairspray for long-lasting hold.

EMMYS HAIR: Kerry Washington's Classic Chignon-inspired Updo

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