Slick and structured.

Words by

Leah White

When we hear the word chignon, we immediately think bridal. Or maybe even a little old fashioned. For Jennifer Kate’s MBFWA show, REDKEN mixed things up, giving the style a slick, modern makeover.

Hair Director Richard Kavanagh created a Geisha-inspired version of the classic updo, with the structured style providing the perfect juxtaposition to the collection’s soft and feminine mood.

Here’s how to get the look:

  1. Start with slightly damp hair, part in the middle. Secure two pigtails at the nape and apply Short Sculpt 19 High-Hold Texturing Gel to create high-shine and control.
  2. Apply a few drops of Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine to the mid-lengths and ends and use a flat iron to straighten.
  3. Working with elastics, fold and secure the hair into a bail before pinning with one bobby pin to the back of the head.
  4. Finish the look with a combination of FASHION WORK 12 Versatile Working Hairspray and TRIPLE TAKE 32 Extreme High-Hold Hairspray to create a high-shine finish. 


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