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Asymmetric Chignon

THE LOOK

This bun uses a similar technique to the twist and pin to create a fun, asymmetrical style. The difference between the two, however, is that this chignon incorporates more portions of hair into the style. It’s also asymmetrical, which adds a touch of glamor to the look and gives it an edge that would suit a party, a formal event, or a day at the office.

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DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Medium

IDEAL HAIR LENGTH

Medium to long

HAIR EXTENSIONS NEEDED?

No

ASSISTANCE NEEDED?

No

ACCESSORIES

Pin fresh or silk flowers into the twist to bring out the beauty of this unusual and intricate-looking style. This hairstyle is easy to wear under a hat, as you can customize the size of the chignon to fit.

TRY THIS

This style can be varied infinitely. If your hair is long, twist your hair more to create double buns. For shorter hair, you can twist and fold your hair into a messy chignon. If you think your hair is too short, it’s not! You can pin hair that’s just 2 inches long.

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Top : Hairstyling by Erin Skipley, photography by Elizabeth Messina, modeling by Faye.
Bottom left : Hairstyling, photography, and modeling by Christina Butcher.
Bottom right : Hairstyling by Christina Butcher, photography by Xiaohan Shen, modeling by Dorothy Jean Joly.

HOW TO GET IT

WHAT YOU NEED

  • Brush
  • Bobby pins

1). Start by twisting a small section of hair from the top left side of your head.

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2). Twist the hair tight around your index finger, then twist around the index finger on your other hand to create a small twisted bun on the side of your head. Slide a bobby pin through the twist, pinning it to the hair underneath.

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3). Next, twist and pin a small section of hair from the right-hand side of your head, and make a twisted bun next to the first section.

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4). Pin the two twists together to create the top of the asymmetrical shape.

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5). Keep taking small sections of hair, twist tight around your index finger, then twist around the index finger on your other hand and pin. Continue until all your hair is pinned in place.

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TOP TIP : This style looks great when you overlap sections. Weave your bobby pins through more than one twist to create a hairstyle that will hold. You can also cross your bobby pins over each other into an X shape for added hold.

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