Hair How-To: 50’s Chignon

With the end of September also comes the end of wedding season.

After four months of having my Facebook news feed littered with wedding photographs and actually attending a wedding myself, I’ve had the opportunity to view some gorgeous up-do’s that are easily translatable to any fancy affair. As the years go by, we will all be attending weddings by the dozens and it’s by no means affordable to have your hair styled by a professional each and every time.

I played around with a few different looks this summer and after deciding to channel 50’s glamour, I ended up with a low, twisted chignon that looks beautiful from the from the front and back. The style takes about half an hour to accomplish and is extremely easy.

You will need:

A curling iron

Hair spray

bobby pins (galore)

Two medium sized alligator clips

Follow below for a quick fix to your hair how-to woes:

1. Curl your hair backwards, starting from the front and working your way to the back.

2. Separate your hair into two sections

3.Pull forward front section and leave. You will clip this piece back later.

4.Twist the right side over the left. Repeat until hair is almost completely twisted, leaving ends loose.

5.Clip each of the two sections underneath the chignon. The loose chignon should be able fall over the clips to cover them.

6. Pin back the front section

In a nutshell, it’s really quite easy! Happy hair-styling nuts!

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About Kate Lalumiere

After studying wine and spending years in the food service industry, Kate is nutshell's designated food and wine aficionado. Her posts take on the foodie-sphere one restaurant at a time, exposing some of the hottest spots to satiate the ol' buds ! Her favourite restaurants usually include: innovative menus, sustainable & local produce and unparalleled hospitality. Although Kate has a keen ear for food buzz in the National Capital, you'll also find her weighing in on fashion, music and anything that peaks her interest! ** Favourite Restaurant (Ottawa) : Supply & Demand • Wine of Choice: Every wine • Favourite Band: The National • Bad Habit: Being a backseat driver• Favourite Song: Wild Horses • Fashion Icon: Olivia Palermo • Favourite Movie: The Sandlot • Favourite TV Series: Gossip Girl (sue me!) • Sport: Football (to watch and play) • Team: Arizona Cardinals • Blackberry or Iphone: Iphone • Favourite Book: The Sun Also Rises, The Cat's Table, The Bell Jar, On the Road... • ** To ask Kate a question about food, wine or anything else contact her at :

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