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How to do an Easy Chignon without Bobby Pins


Do an easy chignon hairstyle with just an elastic band, no bobby pins! Perfect for medium to longer length hair.

I’ve seen other chignon styles on Pinterest, but they never turn out right! My hair is so thick that bobby pins just don’t always do the job.

So I’ve found an easier way to do a low, versatile chignon, without bobby pins!

This hairstyle works best on medium to longer length hair. As you will see, you need to have enough length to wrap the ends around the chignon.

How to do an easy chignon

Start by putting your hair in a low ponytail, but don’t pull it through the last time. Leave a little loop of hair instead.

Then split the “tail” in half. Twist one half and wrap it up around your ponytail.

Tuck it into the elastic band. Depending on your hair length/thickness, it could end up underneath or on top. If your hair is really layered, the ends might poke out more, but that’s ok, its just a more casual look.

Do the same thing to the other side, but going the opposite direction.

Tuck it in.

Done! Super easy.

Easy Chignon Hairstyle

For more easy hair tips, check out my poofy ponytail tip and how I curl my hair and make it last for days.

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Sunday 6th of April 2014

Love this! This was so easy to do and very cute! Thanks for sharing!

dani krum (love me, dani marie)

Sunday 5th of January 2014

I absolutely love this hairstyle! What a stunning simple look. I am so excited to try this and know it will be a regular hairstyle for me. Thanks so much for linking up with us!XOdani

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Wednesday 8th of January 2014

Oh thank you! And thank YOU for the linky party! It is definitely needed in the blogging world.


Friday 3rd of January 2014

Wow! I can't wait to try this, I am in need of a quick hairstyle that is cute (and isn't a ponytail). Thanks for joining us on our Be.You.tiful Link Party!

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Sunday 5th of January 2014

Thanks Melissa! Glad to help you add another go-to hairstyle. :)


Friday 3rd of January 2014

CUTE and SO easy! Thanks for sharing!

Nicole @WonkyW

Friday 3rd of January 2014

Cute! I have problems with bobbypins too. They slip right out of my hair!

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