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Last updated: February 05, 2018

WATCH: Structured Bridal Chignon

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When it comes to bridal season, it’s never too early to plan. To help draw inspiration, bridal stylist Lara C Kay (@larackay) went live on BTC’s Facebook while at Matrix Destination 2018 to spill her best styling secrets while creating this quick and versatile chignon. See what tips she offered, then watch the full video below!



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Lara’s Top Takeaways:
1. Create The Perfect Foundation – 3:29

  • To prep, Lara sprays damp hair with Matrix Bioalge R.A.W. Frizz Control Styling Spray. Then, she blow-dries until almost completely dry and rounds out the ends.


  • When backcombing, overdirect the hair and take it slow. This creates more volume/texture and establishes a firm foundation to build off of.


Trouble taming frizz? Apply the Frizz Control Styling Spray as you work—it’s super lightweight and won’t weigh down the hair.


2. Insert Bobby Pins The Secure Way – 6:33

  • Bobby pins should not lay flat against the head. Instead, Lara says to insert it downward with the ridged side facing the head and pinch the pin in.


3. THIS Is How To (Safely) Deconstruct The Updo – 6:55

  • Between all the teasing and the hairspray, make sure clients know how to safely take the style apart at the end of the night.


  • Lara’s tip? Tell clients to condition first, then shampoo to reduce damage and avoid messy knots.


For clients who don’t have enough hair to create this look, Lara says you can totally use a hair piece as the foundation!


4.  Don’t Get Overwhelmed – 11:34

  • Do upstyles make your head spin? Lara says to start in the back and work toward the front. “That gives time for you to think about what to do with the front part instead of feeling rushed,” she shared. 


Watch the full video below!

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