Beautiful, side swept chignon hair! Plus a DIY hair accessories that takes it to the next level.
Chignon hair, don’t care! 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 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!
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…
Chignon Hair Tutorial
This messy chignon hair 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.
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. Tease the pony.
Lightly tease your pony (not very much, you don’t want it to look teased) and split it into two sections.
3. Wrap and bobby pin.
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. Add hair accessory.
Finish off with your DIY hair accessory. Tutorial below for how to make your own.
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
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. That’s it!
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Hair and photography by Rachel Brewer
Modeling by Amelia Tatnall
Chignon Hair Tutorial
- hair texturized optional
- bobby pins
- Secure your hair.
- Secure your hair in a low pony at the nape of your neck, slightly to one side to have room for your hair accessory.
- Tease the pony.
- Lightly tease your pony (not very much, you don't want it to look teased) and split it into two sections.
- Wrap and bobby pin.
- 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.
- Add hair accessory.
- Finish off with your DIY hair accessory. Tutorial below for how to make your own.
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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This is so pretty and simple. I even have a perfect copper disk to use. Thanks!Sheridan
So chic and cute!Iryna | RedBarberry.com
Brittni, I would love to see your necklace!Pat Schwab
Awesome Cortney! Glad you enjoyed it.Brittni
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
Brittni, I love the round copper blanks. The minute I saw them, I thought “shoes”.Pat Schwab
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? 🙂Cortney
It’s totally easy, Kathy. Definitely a must-try.Brittni
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
Yay Gabriella. Let us know how it turns out if you give this look a try.Brittni
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
Thanks Kate! 🙂Brittni
chic and easy by favorite combo!!! thanks for the DIYkate
Thanks Mariana. Glad you like it.Brittni
I am obsessed with this do, and even more with the copper clip! Such a beauty!Mariana
Awesome Kiersten. Let me know how it turns out.Brittni
Love this! Will definitely be making this!
What a wonderfully easy and very chic DIY, I really like this! I need to try that hairdo as well!Michelle