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How To Do A Classic Chignon Tutorial

With Callam Warrington
Duration16 minutes
Skill levelIntermediate


Callam Warrington's dressing and styling hair tutorial teaches you how to use root direction, product application and hand dexterity to complete a classic chignon. Used on fashion models around the world in photographic shoots and on runways, the chignon is a fundamental, classic, neat, low ponytail which complements bone structure and reveals the contours of the neck with a hint of balletic elegance. The chignon is a versatile and essential hairdressing technique and forms the basis of many advanced hair styling processes.

Learning this technique will build your skills and teach hand positioning and product use, as well as fundamental dressing her skills such as blow drying, pinning, plaiting and creating ponytails.

Members can also follow along with a step by step PDF for this classic chignon tutorial.

Technical skills

  • Blow drying
  • Dressing hair
  • Hair Up
  • Hand positioning
  • Pinning
  • Plaiting
  • Ponytails
  • Product use


Contributor: Callam Warrington
Model: Rosie
Make-Up Artist: Clayre Sodeau
Photographer: Jamie Harrison

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