DIY Double Take: Messy Side Swept Chignon Hair Tutorial + DIY Copper Statement Hair Accessory

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Messy Side Swept Chignon Hair Tutorial + DIY Copper Statement Hair Accessory

Today’s hair tutorial for a messy side swept chignon is actually a twofer because I’ve also included a quick tutorial for my new favorite statement piece… a copper DIY hair accessory that I am completely into. Hope you will be too.

Here’s the story… I’ve been seeing giant metal circles popping up a lot lately in jewelry (here, here, and here) and love the minimal look. So, I decided to create a simple hair clip version that works perfectly with any updo.

Bonus! It costs less than $5 to make your own. AND looks great glammed up with a fancy dress (even for a wedding) or dressed down with a more casual outfit. Thumbs up in my book!

Messy Side Swept Chignon Hair Tutorial + DIY Copper Statement Hair Accessory

Messy Side Swept Chignon Hair Tutorial + DIY Copper Statement Hair Accessory

Once we had the hair accessory down, Rachel worked her magic on the hair tutorial to create something that totally compliments the copper clip. Let’s start with the messy chignon hair tutorial…

Messy Side Swept Chignon Hair Tutorial

This messy chignon works great for second day hair. But if you’ve just washed your hair or don’t have much texture you can add a texturizing spray just as easily. We used Kenra dry texture spray, which is available on Amazon.

1. Secure your hair in a low pony at the nape of your neck, slightly to one side to have room for your hair accessory.

2. Lightly tease your pony (not very much, you don’t want it to look teased) and split it into two sections.

3. Loosely wrap your first section and secure with a bobby pin. Do the same with your second section, wrapping it around the already pinned hair and secure with a bobby pin creating a “bun” shape, adding extra bobby pins where needed to secure your hair.

4. Finish off with your DIY hair accessory. Tutorial below for how to make your own.

DIY Copper Statement Hair Accessory

Materials for DIY Copper Statement Hair Accessory

  • 2 7/8 inch copper round (the exact one I used in available on Amazon)
  • alligator clip, like this one
  • super glue

Instructions:

This is super easy! Just add a generous amount of super glue to the back of an alligator clip, attach it to the copper round, and let it dry according to the instructions on the super glue bottle. So easy!

Messy Side Swept Chignon Hair Tutorial + DIY Copper Statement Hair Accessory

Messy Side Swept Chignon Hair Tutorial

Messy Side Swept Chignon Hair Tutorial + DIY Copper Statement Hair Accessory

Hair and photography by Rachel Brewer
Modeling by Amelia Tatnall

What do you think? Are you a fan of this minimal look?

P.S. Those copper rounds can be used for lots of other things too…necklaces, earrings, even shoe clips. I already made a necklace version and may share that DIY at some point too, if you’re interested. Just let me know. 🙂

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What a wonderfully easy and very chic DIY, I really like this! I need to try that hairdo as well!
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Michelle | February 23rd, 2016 at 10:12 am

Thanks Michelle!

Brittni | February 23rd, 2016 at 10:46 am

Love this! Will definitely be making this!

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Kiersten | February 23rd, 2016 at 11:32 am

Awesome Kiersten. Let me know how it turns out.

Brittni | February 23rd, 2016 at 11:34 am

I am obsessed with this do, and even more with the copper clip! Such a beauty!

Mariana | February 23rd, 2016 at 12:24 pm

Thanks Mariana. Glad you like it.

Brittni | February 23rd, 2016 at 12:52 pm

chic and easy by favorite combo!!! thanks for the DIY
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kate | February 23rd, 2016 at 2:43 pm

Thanks Kate! 🙂

Brittni | February 23rd, 2016 at 8:55 pm

I love everything about this! I’ve been so tired (read: bored) of my hairstyle lately, maybe I’ll attempt something like this with mine 🙂

Gabriella | February 23rd, 2016 at 11:19 pm

Yay Gabriella. Let us know how it turns out if you give this look a try.

Brittni | February 23rd, 2016 at 11:42 pm

This actually looks kinda easy!?! I feel like whenever I try some of these ‘messy’ looks it takes longer than actually making it look nice haha! Lovely post 🙂 xx

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Kathy | February 24th, 2016 at 12:29 am

It’s totally easy, Kathy. Definitely a must-try.

Brittni | February 24th, 2016 at 1:12 am

Ah! Always on the hunt for a new messy bun style! And LOVE the copper accent. It can totally be dressed up or down. One of the many perks of a messy bun, especially when you add something cute like that to it! And so easy to make! What’s not to love? 🙂
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Cortney | February 24th, 2016 at 2:25 am

Brittni, I love the round copper blanks. The minute I saw them, I thought “shoes”.

Pat Schwab | February 24th, 2016 at 4:38 am

Yes! We were talking about adding the copper rounds to sandals or heels, but never ended up doing it. Would love to see that though, if you try it Pat.

Brittni | February 24th, 2016 at 10:46 am

Awesome Cortney! Glad you enjoyed it.

Brittni | February 24th, 2016 at 10:47 am

Brittni, I would love to see your necklace!

Pat Schwab | February 24th, 2016 at 1:31 pm

So chic and cute!

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