Braid wrapped chignon – A SUPER easy up-do for work or date night.
This hairstyle is nice for an occassion where you want to look feminine and sweet. It´s good if your hair has some structure. Like for example if it´s not newly washed or if you put some salt water spray or something to add a bit of texture.
First you take a piece of hair right next to your ears and braid them into normal braids. These you keep out of the way from the rest of the hair.
Then you take a small section of hair from the front, one on each side and tie together in the back.
The rest of the hair you gather in a veeery low ponytail. Then you take the ponytail and fold it around the hair that you tied together from the front. Now tuck the hair a bit and adjust it so it looks nice. Secure with bobbypins! The braids are now hanging down from the sides ready to be used!
Finally: cross the braids in the back above the chignon and secure them under it. Make sure to hide the ends.
NOTE! This hairstyle will vary a bit if you have shorter hair but it´s totally doable, just be a bit creative when it comes to the braids and hide them in the chignon instead of crossing and securing them underneath. And if you have thin hair add a bit of volume to the chignon by backcombing the hair on the side that is facing you before you secure it in a low ponytail. But backcomb with care and be gentle when you later release your hair and comb it through so it doesn´t damage your hair.