Chic Chignon | How to style the modern chignon wedding updo
Romantic hairstyles will always be in fashion. But we love how the classics – with their clean lines and distinct shapes – are being re-interpreted to suit the modern bride of today.
For lovers of wedding updos, you can’t go pass the chignon. And with these two modern variations – relaxed or refined, you’re sure to look oh so chic on your big day.
The relaxed chignon
Combining the classic chignon shape with the undone, almost messy aesthetic of the modern bride is just perfection. It’s relaxed luxury at its finest. Whether you have long, short, thick or fine hair – this hairstyle will work for you. The messy structure covers a myriad of imperfections, ensuring all eyes will be on you!
Bringing it all together
Hair accessories: For lovers of bridal hair combs or headpieces, nestle one along the line of your updo. It’ll create a striking focal point. If you’re after a more subtle look, opt for a few bridal pins. Styled either to the side, or haphazardly (in a controlled sort-of-way of course), they’ll add a touch of modern femininity without feeling overdone.
Wedding veils: Just because you love a hair piece, doesn’t mean you can’t wear a veil. We adore this hairstyle for its versatility. If you’re a little sentimental, choose a graceful, mid length to long wedding veil with a blusher. Position your veil comb into the top of your updo, just behind your bridal comb (if you’re wearing one). We also love the idea of a mantilla, styled around the updo. You will need to ensure it has a comb, to secure it.
The refined chignon
Elegant. Refined. Classic. All the things we love about French styling and more. We just can’t get enough of the modern, clean styling of today’s chignon. It’s all about that distinct chignon bun-like shape. For some softness, consider a few loose, wavy tresses to frame your face, or a gorgeous side part.
Bringing it all together
Hair accessories: From petite to more statement pieces, this hairstyle can carry them. We love positioning headpieces at the top of the chignon to create a long, elegant line. But a delicate comb or a few pins, positioned to the side also creates the most divine image.
Wedding veils: To complement the clean, elegant lines of this hairstyle, choose a veil with simple detailing that drapes gracefully. With your chignon positioned low along your nape, we always love styling veils on top of your updo. We love a veil edged in soft lace to frame your face, and suggest anything from fingertip to chapel length. It’s a little vintage, without looking old-fashioned.